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6.18.19

This Man Sacrificed His Toes So You Could Do a Gross Shot of Whisky

Ultramarathoner Nick Griffiths' frostbitten toes will live on in 'Sourtoe' cocktails in Dawson City, Yukon.

2.27.17

How People Commemorate the Day They Got Amputated

Inside the growing trend of "ampuversaries."

3.31.16

The Curious Case of the Phantom Penis

For men who have had a penis amputation, "ghost dick" is surprisingly common.

3.24.16

How I Came to Terms with People Fetishizing My Disability

I thought being a fetish gave me power, but instead, it surrounded me with lovers who saw me as a peg leg, not a power.

10.13.15

Disability, Deception, and the People Who Pretend to Be Blind

Blindsimmers, or people who pretend to be blind, feel a visceral desire to obscure their own vision, sometimes leading them to take drastic measures.

9.1.15

4chan Apparently Got a User to Chop Off Part of a Toe Over the Weekend

There's this place called 4chan where cutting off your toe will make you cool.

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6.17.15

Toxic Shock: Why This Woman Is Suing a Tampon Company After Losing Her Leg

After toxic shock syndrome nearly killed Lauren Wasser, the former model and athlete has devoted herself to rectifying what she sees as serious problems with the tampon industry.

3.12.15

Talking to a Guy Who Found Peace Through Self-Amputation

We spoke to a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a rare condition that makes you feel like one of your limbs doesn't belong on your body.

7.23.12

The Strangely Uplifting Tale of the Cam-Girl with No Vagina

I was raised on the same diet of girl-on-girl coprophilia, animal torture, and 24-hour Arabic news channels that every child of generation WWW was, so the internet has to work pretty hard to shock me. But when a friend of mine linked me to this photo...