Harry got a CUSTOMIZED penis pillow for the trip to Antarctica
Prince Harry had a custom-made penis “pillow” made for a trip to Antarctica to protect him from a second dose of genital frostbite.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, was presented with the device by a “close friend” ahead of a 335km charity walk for injured veterans across the continent in 2013.
His close friend, who was not named, sent him the custom-made device after Harry revealed he suffered a penis ‘frostbite nip’ during a similar charity event in the Arctic in March 2011.
However, experts told MailOnline that polar travel does not require a “specialised” device, provided a man dresses appropriately for frozen conditions.
Watch out for your South Pole Harry! The Duke, pictured here on the Antarctica charity hike in 2013, has now revealed he’s packed much ‘snugger’ underwear to avoid another case of penile frostbite, as well as a custom made ‘K*** -Pillow” from a close friend
The prince waved to fans as he left late-night studios in New York City on Monday
Prince Harry’s memoir Spare has revealed his attempts to avoid further cases of penile frostbite
WOULD A PENIS PILLOW WORK?
Like other extremities, the outwardly protruding parts of the body like toes and fingers, the penis is prone to frostbite.
However, in most environments and situations, men generally dress warm enough that that part of the body, which is usually wrapped anyway, should be protected from most temperatures.
It’s unclear how effective a tailored “C*** pad” would be in providing more protection than underwear designed specifically for hiking or cold weather conditions.
and dr Richard Viney, a consultant urological surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, told MailOnline while it would be “appropriate” to receive additional protection if the area had previously suffered from frostbite should “specialist equipment” not be required.
“It has to be said that getting frostbite in just that area without getting frostbite on more exposed parts of the body like nose/ears and toes is very uncommon,” he said.
“All it should take is a few extra layers in close proximity.”
The bizarre admission is just the latest in a series of shocking revelations buried in his bombastic new memoir, Spare.
Harry had confessed to his previous injury, which had left the organ’s head extremely sore and sore as it healed, causing him great discomfort during William and Kate’s wedding in April of the same year.
In the ‘Spare’ excerpt, which went on sale in the UK today, Harry opened up about how keen he was to avoid re-injury for his trek through Antarctica and reassured he had taken extra precautions, such as wearing gloves . B. Packing better underwear and extra padding.
But he added that a friend did everything to protect his manhood.
“Better yet, a very close friend hired a seamstress to make me a custom-made pillow,” he said.
“Angular, supportive, it’s sewn from pieces of the softest fleece and… Enough said.”
Harry didn’t explain how this close friend acquired the necessary measurements to commission this “custom” item.
He also did not reveal whether he actually carried the thing during the arduous journey across the South Pole.
On the journey, the Duke of Sussex had to endure freezing temperatures of -45C (-49F) for about two weeks as part of a team of seven to reach the Geographic South Pole to raise funds for military charities to support veterans .
During a similar trip in 2011, this time to the North Pole, Harry suffered frostbite on his cheeks, ears and genitals, he claimed.
Frostbite can occur anywhere on the body, but extremities, including the ears, nose, hands, and penis, are more susceptible to exposure.
The condition occurs when the skin is exposed to extreme temperatures below zero degrees Celsius.
Usually, the affected area feels cold and painful as blood is withdrawn from the area to protect internal body temperature.
If exposure to cold continues, tingling and tingling sensations may occur before the area becomes definitively numb as the tissue freezes, damaging it.
In extreme cases, the tissue can be lost and an amputation may be necessary.
In minor cases, the body heals the damage, but this can be very painful as the dead tissue sheds, becomes red and sore, and sometimes takes up to six months to fully recover.
While Harry’s frostbitten ears and cheeks healed quickly, he said he was still suffering from his penis injuries from his brother’s wedding.
He also wrote about it in his memoirs At the recommendation of a friend, he applied Elizabeth Arden cream – a favorite of the late Princess Diana – to his penis.
One of the brand’s most popular products, the brand’s Eight Hour Skin Protectant cream has gained a worldwide cult following and is known for its moisturizing properties.
It contains a blend of petroleum jelly and vitamin E that aims to soothe dry skin.
Harry also said he secretly visited a doctor on trendy Harley Street after fears he might have to undergo a partial penectomy – removal of part of the penis.
But he was told he just needed time for his organ to heal.
dr Richard Viney, a consultant urological surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, told MailOnline that penile frostbite is rare but usually only occurs when a man is urinating in freezing temperatures.
The Duke of Sussex has confessed to suffering from a frozen penis during William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011. Pictured above with the Prince of Wales on his wedding day
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Creme is known for its moisturizing multitasking properties
“It’s possible for the penis to be affected, but that’s pretty rare as it’s usually well protected and isolated given its central position,” he said.
“If it is pulled out to urinate, it remains exposed and wet and can lead to frostbite.”
He also said that the “pillow” would not be needed provided Harry had dressed appropriately for the conditions.
“No special equipment should be needed. All it should need is a few extra layers in close proximity.”
dr Viney said that the best way to completely avoid a frozen penis is to dress warmly in cold environments and not take the organ out of that protection.
“Keeping warm is the key to avoiding penile frostbite.”
The NHS says frostbite, which typically includes mountaineers, skiers and the homeless, should be moved to warm environments as a matter of urgency.
Doctors usually warm the affected areas in warm water to stop the damage.
The rewarming process is often painful and requires strong painkillers because warm blood surrounds frozen tissue and affects nerve signals.
The earliest stage – called frostnip – which the Duke of Sussex claimed he had is the easiest to treat.
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