Taxpayers spent £500,000 last year to help the NHS treat victims of sexual assault, analysis suggests.
Official records show that hundreds of patients required medical assistance to remove objects from their rectums.
Dozens of men had their penises cut loose after being constricted.
Campaigners said today Britons would feel “uncomfortable” knowing their money was being spent on “these disturbing proceedings”.
A total of 514 procedures for ‘manual removal of a foreign body from the rectum’ between April 2021 and March 2022, according to the latest NHS figures analyzed by MailOnline.
The study found that it is increasingly common for objects to be removed from the rectum, particularly in men. According to NHS data, there were 514 procedures to remove objects from the rectum between April 2021 and March 2022
Of these 483 procedures, the manual extraction was listed as the major procedure, while other episodes represented other, secondary, procedures related to the incident.
Objects to be extracted were not specified.
According to a report published in 2021, the average anal extraction costs nearly £850 per object.
This means removing stuck objects from UK rectums may have cost the NHS more than £436,000 last year.
Experts said the latest bout of soil extractions is part of a larger ongoing trend, with the NHS seemingly spending around £3million on such extractions over the past decade.
And data suggests the problem is only getting worse, with experts saying Britain’s increasing fascination with porn could be to blame.
Between April 2020 and March 2021 there were 480 relocations, more than 100 more than in 2012-2013.
Tom Ryan, policy analyst for the Taxpayers’ Alliance, said: “Taxpayers will be uncomfortable at the prospect of paying such large sums for these troubling proceedings.”
It is impossible to confirm whether all insertions included in the data were of a sexual nature. Some place objects for other reasons, such as DIY constipation remedies.
People in their early 50s were most likely to get an object lodged in their rectum, followed by people in their 20s
Over the past decade, more than 40 people have undergone a procedure each year to remove a constrictive object from their penis, according to data from the NHS
The average age for people undergoing the procedure was 41, with men accounting for most of the admissions, 389, compared to just 125 women.
Researchers at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals previously speculated that the rise of Internet pornography could be behind the rise in cases.
The estimated £850 price tag for removing the objects includes narcotics used in the procedure, the time health staff spent treating the patient and the cost of a hospital stay.
Experts warn that inserting objects into an rectum, known as anal play, carries a number of risks beyond just an embarrassing trip to the hospital.
Lost items can perforate the intestine, which can be fatal because material from the digestive tract can travel to other parts of the body and cause infection.
Using a sex toy with a flared base is safer, according to the NHS, as it helps prevent getting lost in it.
People usually push objects into their rectums for sexual pleasure.
This is partly due to the number of nerves in the anus making it highly sensitive, and for men it can also simulate the prostate, an erogenous part of the male reproductive system.
In women, it can also indirectly stimulate parts of the vagina.
Removing obstructive objects such as metal cock rings is another sexual mishap potentially costing the NHS thousands a year.
Between April 2021 and March 2022, there were 55 procedures to remove constrictive objects from the penis, up from last year’s 42 incidents. Of these, 52 were listed as main proceedings.
While not all of these incidents could be confirmed to be due to sexual misadventure, most of these procedures were performed on men in their late 30s and early 40s.
Doctors have previously warned men that using objects to constrict the penis during sex can have horrific consequences.
Some of the most serious member rescue operations can cost more than £10,000, and require tools more commonly found in a hardware store, experts say.
If all cases to remove a restrictive object in the NHS in recent data cost that much, the bill could be as high as £550,000.
Cock rings are designed to constrict the flesh around the penis, trapping blood in the genitals. This can help men maintain their erections for longer.
But some devices are made of rigid materials such as metal, which puts men at risk of the ring sticking to the penis due to the swollen blood.
Not only does this result in an embarrassing trip to the emergency room, but the penis can also die from a lack of oxygen. In some cases, men may even need to be amputated.
“If the ring is made of non-elastic materials like many plastics or metals, you can’t pull it over the swollen penis, causing the distal penis to slowly suffocate in the deoxygenated venous blood that can’t escape,” says Urological of Birmingham. Surgeon Dr. Richard Viney.
He added: ‘In any case, a plastic ring can be cut off, but that is certainly not easy if the ring is made of metal, especially as it conducts heat and cutting metal will generate considerable heat.
‘I was involved in one case that required the use of specialists from the fire brigade. The total cost to the taxpayer on that occasion was over £10,000.’
Dr. Viney said safe constriction rings are available from pharmacies and if your budget is tight, he suggests “cutting the ring out of the bottom of a condom and using that,” or just using the “whole condom to avoid unnecessary STDs.” ‘. pregnancies or crap.”
He strongly urges people not to use household items as substitutes.
“There is no excuse for trying to repurpose an old metal curtain ring, as this will end up in the operating room of the nearest hospital with likely long-term damage to the future function of your penis and your dignity,” he said.
In addition, from April 2021 to March 2022, according to NHS data, there were 181 procedures to remove foreign objects from the urethra, 17 more than the previous year. Of these, 152 were listed as main proceedings.
Medics have previously warned of the rise of the “clinking” of inserting objects into the urethra for sexual pleasure.
According to recent NHS data, the average age of people going to hospital to have an object removed from the urethra is 48 years old.
While the data does not reveal which objects were removed or the reason for extraction, MailOnline has previously written about people inserting USB cables, needles, pins, wire and pistachios into the opening of the penis.
The most common reasons for doing this are sexual curiosity, sexual practices after drunkenness and due to mental disorders, doctors have said.
Doctors at the International Andrology London clinic said there has been a “dramatic increase” in the number of men with urethral problems due to sounding like men “who want to expand their sexual activities and improve their sexual experiences”.
Experts have warned men interested in the practice to be aware of the risks and buy equipment from reputable companies and make sure they do it hygienically.
But they cautioned that even then, sounding can damage the sensitive tissue in the urethral tract, which releases urine and semen.
It can also lead to a lack of bladder control and infection, which may require surgery or implants to rebuild sensitive tissue.