What would you say to the person asked you to pay $250 for a meal? That’s nothing really unheard of. After all people pay thousands of dollars each night at fancy restaurants so no big deal. Now what if you were told that mean consisted of a man’s genitals? How delectable is your plate looking right now? Not so good but one Japanese man, Mao Sugiyama, was reported to have cooked and served his own genitals to a group of five people for $250 a plate. How does one’s genitals even make it to a restaurant menu? Simple. He took it to his Twitter account. The 22-year-old reportedly tweeted last month :
“[Please Retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen [$1,250]. I’m Japanese. The organs were surgically removed at age 22. I was tested to be free of venereal diseases. The organs were of normal function. I was not receiving female hormone treatment. The length at full erection was 16.1 cm [6.3 inches]. First interested buyer will get them, or I will also consider selling to a group. Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location. If you have questions, please contact me by DM or e-mail.”
So why in the world would anyone, let alone those 5 people, take Mao up on his offer? Better yet, what would possess someone to want to auction off his genitals in the first place?
You’re probably wondering why anyone would actually take Mao up on his offer, let alone why he would offer it in the first place. Its because Mao that he does not want to be associated with any gender; bottom line, he does not want to be labeled as a man or a woman. It was reported that Mao orginally wanted to eat his own genitals after removing them but took the “entrepreneurial” route and offer it to the person who was willing to pay 100,000 yen ($1,250). His tweet however caused so much of a commotion, he ended up organizing a public banquet called “Ham Cybele – Century Banquet.” The meal included Mao’s penis, testicles, and scrotum skin, which he garnished with button mushrooms and parsley.
Sounds delicious! So is this a meal worth serving, having and paying for? What do you think?
For more pictures of Mao’s dinner party, click here–warning: not for the squeamish