Una maldita, Yuca!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ch-yucca-plant-shape-penis-using-sex-toy.html A Costa Rican man found himself in need of emergency surgery after he took his needs for sexual kicks too far. Medics at San Juan de Dios Hospital in the capital San Jose were shocked to find an 18-inch cassava root in the man's anal cavity. The 55-year-old had carved the root into a phallic shape and used the cassava as a sex toy, local news reports. Doctors had to perform some reconstructive procedures on the man's anus and intestines, but as the rectum was not perforated, the man is expected to make a full recovery. Staff at the San Juan de Dios Hospital said the man is currently in stable condition. Cassava root, also known as yuca, is a starchy root which is common in South America, where is is used as a stable carb. The starch derived from the cassava is also known as tapioca, used all over the world as a thickening agent, in desserts such as tapioca pudding, and in the popular Asian 'bubble tea' drink. Coincidentally, the American Cancer Society warns that those with a latex rubber allergy may suffer a reaction to the plant and should avoid eating cassava or tapioca.