A man who trapped his genitals in a penis ring for two days had to be rescued by fire-fighters using hydraulic tools.
An Ilford fire crew was called to the King George Hospital in east London by medics.
They used a cutting device more commonly used for removing people from car wrecks.
“To put it in layman’s terms, he tried to put his veg in the ring as well but it stopped the circulation and became stuck,” one of the fire fighters told the Evening Standard.
“It had been like that for a couple of days. I think it must have got to the point where he knew he needed to do something about it. It was swollen and a funny colour.”
The number of mishaps involving penis rings – a sex toy worn on the base of the penis used to improve erections – has apparently increased over the last year.
In the capital, the fire brigade was called to nine accidents involving the toys in 2016, the same number as the previous two years.
They also recorded rescuing 27 people from handcuffs after bondage sessions went awry.
Rescue workers blamed the “Fifty Shades of Grey effect”.
In 2015, the London Fire Brigade released a bizarre video, parodying Star Wars, in which they urged people to be cautious while using penis rings.