Police ban men with enlarged genitals

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Forget about getting a job as a police officer in the Papua region of Indonesia if you have had your penis enlarged.

You won't get it.

An applicant "will be asked whether or not his vital organ has been enlarged", said Papua police chief Bekto Suprapto, quoted on Kompas.com. "If he has, he will be considered unfit to join the police or the military." This is because having an enlarged penis can hinder training, according to police spokesman Zainuri Lubis, on Detik.com.

Indonesia's remote easternmost province is home to Papuan tribes, many of whom wear penis gourds. To achieve enlargement, they wrap the penis in leaves from the gatal-gatal (itchy) tree so that it swells up "like it has been stung by a bee", a local sexologist said.

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