In this photo made available on May 31, 2012 shows Mao Sugiyama putting on a protective mask in Kanagawa, near Tokyo, Japan, on May 29, 2012. Mao Sugiyama, 22, self-described as an asexual now just 2 months old, is a cartoonist, painter and illustrator living in Japan. Mao hated the idea of love and sex due to a series of past events relating to close people around him becoming victims of sexual crimes. In an effort to free himself from mankind, Mao underwent a surgical procedure in Tokyo to remove his male genitals and later serve them to paying guests at a small dinner event. He spent two years conducting extensive research about the removal of his genitals and had several sexual experiences with others prior to the surgery. The reasoning behind Mao's idea to host an event where he would cook his male parts and serve them to guests, was he needed to earn money to help cover the ongoing medical costs of the procedure. Five individuals consisting of men and women out of a small crowd who attended the dinner, ate Mao's specially cooked genitals. The men, however, were not able to completely finish eating the genitals as they grew disgusted whereas the women were able to finish everything on their plates entirely. The women commented on Mao's parts as "delicious." With Mao being an artist that he is, his vision is to create beautiful art without the realization of being a man or woman and excluding love and sex out of his system completely. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)

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Japanese Artist Mao Sugiyama Cooks and Serves Own Gentials to Guests
In this photo made available on May 31, 2012 shows Mao Sugiyama putting on a protective mask in Kanagawa, near Tokyo, Japan, on May 29, 2012. Mao Sugiyama, 22, self-described as an asexual now just 2 months old, is a cartoonist, painter and illustrator living in Japan. Mao hated the idea of love and sex due to a series of past events relating to close people around him becoming victims of sexual crimes. In an effort to free himself from mankind, Mao underwent a surgical procedure in Tokyo to remove his male genitals and later serve them to paying guests at a small dinner event. He spent two years conducting extensive research about the removal of his genitals and had several sexual experiences with others prior to the surgery. The reasoning behind Mao's idea to host an event where he would cook his male parts and serve them to guests, was he needed to earn money to help cover the ongoing medical costs of the procedure. Five individuals consisting of men and women out of a small crowd who attended the dinner, ate Mao's specially cooked genitals. The men, however, were not able to completely finish eating the genitals as they grew disgusted whereas the women were able to finish everything on their plates entirely. The women commented on Mao's parts as "delicious." With Mao being an artist that he is, his vision is to create beautiful art without the realization of being a man or woman and excluding love and sex out of his system completely. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)

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Date 29 May 2012
Location: Kanagawa Japan
Credit: Christophe Jue
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