How to create a Eunuch: the procedure

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How to create a Eunuch: A eunuch in ancient China was a man castrated, typically early enough in his childhood to have major hormonal consequences in order to make him a reliable servant of a royal court where physical access to the ruler could wield great influence.

In China, castration included the removal of the penis as well as the testicles. Both organs were cut off with a knife at the same time.

Many eunuchs came from poor families who couldn’t repay debts. For this reason, they had to sell to the local or royal court one of their children.

A fee was charged to perform the operation.

To castrate a kid, the surgeon had to use a carpenter knife and follow a complex procedure in order to avoid infections.

Usually, they performed the operation during spring or early summer, avoiding hot and cold temperatures, mosquitoes, flies, etc. For about one month after the surgery, the eunuch couldn’t wear clothes.

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