Book of odd items found inside body cavities

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Stuck Up! is a new book by two psychiatrists and an emergency physician examining 100 x-ray images of strange foreign objects that have, er, made their way into people's bodies, such as bronzed baby shoes, a knife, a Barbie doll, a cassette tape, an extension cord, and, yes, the iPod seen above right. It's nice (I guess) to see the same territory explored in book form. "I fell on it. I swear."

Stuck Up!: 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be (Amazon)

And for instant gratification, might I suggest Cynsa Bonorris's classic Rectal Foreign Bodies page on The WELL, delighting the curious since 1997!


  1. ER Docs seem to cobble together one of these every half decade or so. The best I remember was one from the 90s that was more sexual and twisted then most by a chief late night ER Doc. More than just the occasional Jackass prank or sexual adventure gone wrong. A lot of the stories were of late night junkies or the mentally ill. Seriously depraved and confused shit. Fueled my nightmares for years. God… I’m remembering them now…I need to go bleach my brain…

  2. According to the Amazon listing, it’s 7 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches.

    Tough to pull it off, but it would be pretty funny, right?

    1. Yeah . .  conceptual recursion.  Let me know how it works out for you.

      My favorite account from my ex-ER friend was the story told by a gentleman who had a glass thermometer in his bladder.  Just for fun, the staff asked him how it got there.  Somehow, he didn’t understand their doubts when he told them that he accidentally swallowed it.  

    2. rrh – If it’s softcover, you could roll it into a tube.

      I question the propriety of the coathanger on the cover, though. Kind of puts a damper on the giggle factor.

  3. And remember folks, don’t wait for the batteries to run down on any sex toys that you might lose track of before seeking professional medical help – no matter how good it feels.  This needs to be attended to by trained personnel and is no place for home doorknob-and-string remedies.

  4. Its only amazing this book wasn’t issued 10 years ago and into it’s 17th edition… People have a propensity for choosing inappropriate things to ram up their butts.

    My aunt worked as an RN and used to share with us some of the more choice “lost objects” and their cover story. She’d seen a Barbie doll, but the best was the sweet potato that got stuck up some guys butt, that had to get taken out surgically through his intestine. He was down on a “fishing trip” w/o his wife and it just got stuck up there, somehow… 

    I’d have loved to hear him explaining it to the poor woman.  

  5. I find it funny that the link to rectal foreign bodies has a link to the mad Butthole Surfers’ website.

  6. My friend works in radiology – horror stories!
    People please go get proper dildo’s – do not put stuff light GLASS LIGHT BULBS in your ass. And if you do put something up there that gets stuck – GO TO THE HOSPITAL! One guy was so embarrassed about his barbie doll head/shampoo bottle/whatever the hell he had got stuck up there – he waited days before going. The colon collapsed and needed to be removed. He now has a bag for the rest of his life. Would have been fine if he didn’t wait so long.

  7. Someone, somewhere, had to research this book. They had to somehow figure out if there was a market for a book about things people stuff into their assholes. And I can only assume that they discovered a large market for it, or this book would not have been published. So, this all begs the question, who are these perverts and why the hell are they obsessed with objects inserted into the human rectum?

    1. Pretty simple really (love your user name, btw).  The people who put this book together are probably the doctors and staff at the hospitals that have to remove this kind of stuff.  The X-rays pile up and get saved to use as warnings. Might as well put them in a book.  

      It’s published under the notion that the book can be used as a popular warning device, so it’ll happen less often.   They don’t need to spend a lot of time thinking about the market for it, this kind of stuff is published all the time, so it’s already established that it’ll sell.  And you don’t need a huge market to publish a book in the first place. I’ve got several books published already (and none of them are selling). You just need a hook to get it into a news story for us to read out it…

      So, if each case is accompanied by an x-ray photo and a story of the kind of damage each item did, the book will do its job.

  8. As an ER nurse I often wonder how long they try to remove said object themselves before thinking, “Shit, I’m going to have  to go to an ER to get this out!!!”

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