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An anonymous book on the subject from is one of the few contemporary texts on how castrati were made. Any facial hair such as the beard would fall off and the eunuch's voice would become like a girl's. In castration play, one simulates the effects of castration without going all the way to castration. Some followers of early Christianity considered castration as an acceptable way to counter sinful desires of the flesh.

Some of them oversaw the Korean concubines in the harem of the Chinese Emperor. Joseph Haydn was almost castrated. In such a case, the person would opt for the removal of the scrotum and testicles through an orchiectomy. Indeed, the study found that the subject group produced centenarians - people living to or older - at a rate times that of the West today.

As punishment Edit Involuntary castration also appears in the history of warfare, sometimes used by one side to torture or demoralize their enemies. The simple fact that they no longer had their genitalia was not the only determining factor, however. The first documents mentioning castrati are Italian church records from the s. The genitals would be sterilized with pepper water and then cut off. Having no genitalia with which to impregnate them, eunuchs could also be trusted to guard and protect the wives of the rulers they served in the kingdoms of the Middle East.

She then ordered the castration of around ethnic Chinese boys she had captured in China, supplementing the Khitan's supply of eunuchs to serve at her court, among them was Wang Ji'en. Very quietly, this tradition has continued along - it wasn't until that the last of the Korean eunuch high bureaucrats died. In none of those three categories does one find too much psychosis to make hay of. The effectiveness and ethics of this treatment are heavily debated.

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Male-to-female transsexuals often undergo orchiectomy, as do some other transgendered people. The procedure, simply an injection of female hormones every three months, the same used among women for birth control, was groundbreaking in that it required no surgery. Perhaps it is still unsurprising that few people opt for a life without genitalia. Three men were eventually charged with performing medical procedures without a license for carrying out surgical castrations on at least six men, one of whom traveled from South America for his. The local chief planned to sell him back to the Vietnamese, but Wu was rescued by the Pingxiang magistrate and then was sent to Beijing to work as a eunuch in the palace.

Smith became the poster boy for chemical castration, speaking publicly about its effectiveness, all the while carrying out sex crimes that wouldn't be uncovered for a decade. And that's everything I know about castration. Early accounts recorded that the Vietnamese captured Chinese whose ships had blown off course and detained them.

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And in the Middle East, captured boys were routinely castrated to be made into royal house servants. Smith used the longstanding trust society holds toward eunuchs as a means to perpetrate more crimes.