A UK-based teenager had to undergo emergency penis surgery after he somehow managed to insert a whole USB cable into his urethra.

Per a case study on the incident provided by the medical journal Urology Case Reports via Science Direct, the unnamed teen inserted the knotted USB wire, which looks to be a standard USB A to B cable, into his urethra as part of “sexual experimentation.” The teen was taken to a local hospital after he began urinating blood, but initial attempts to retrieve the cable from his penis proved unsuccessful because of the knotting.

When the teen was transferred to University College Hospital London, the end of the USB cable was protruding from the end of his penis. He later requested for further examination without his mother present, at which point he admitted that he inserted the cable “to measure the length of his penis triggered by sexual curiosity.” 

Due to the positioning, which was confirmed by X-rays, surgeons had to make an incision between his genitals and anus to pull the cable out. “The knotted cable was revealed in the proximal aspect of the penile urethra and cut from the remainder of the cord,” the case report reads. “The urethra was closed with interrupted sutures and a urethral catheter was inserted. His recovery was uneventful, and he was discharged the following day with simple analgesia, oral antibiotics, and the urethral and suprapubic catheters in situ.”