Men are now celebrating with VASECTOMY CAKES - and people are NOT OK with it!
Is this really weird or not?
Editor / May 17 2019
A new way of marking the day a man has a vasectomy with a special cake is now a HUGE trend.
Vasectomy cakes are becoming hugely popular with women who want to celebrate their partner's 'big day' in a way no-one will ever forget.
But, while bakeries are making a fortune from the new trend, some people are finding all this a little...distasteful...
Here's a few examples!
The whole idea is thought to have originated last year at Signature Desserts in Tennessee when the bakery was given a 'strange request".
Baker Nate Clingman revealed, “Once we worked out a few details regarding pickup and whatnot, she shared that it was a vasectomy cake,” Clingman said. “I’m not sure if she expected me to take it seriously. I started laughing and told her, ‘That would be awesome.’”
As for the man who received the cake?
“He thought it was hilarious,” says Nate. “We’ve gotten people from all over asking us to ship [cakes] out to them,” Nate said. “The funny thing is a lot of guys are saying, ‘I never got a cake for my vasectomy, I just got an ice pack!’ So we’ve connected with some of them to suggest having their wives do a post-vasectomy cake.”
But not everyone is as enamoured by celebrating a friend's vasectomy.
'This is gross,' said one Instagram commenter. 'Literally gross. Why would you celebrate something so personal that NO-ONE else cares about.'
'DISGUSTING! How awful is this?' said someone else. "Barrrffffff.'
'What's next, happy mammogram day???' laughed someone else.
But others - especially women whose partners are having the snip - find the whole thing hilarious and a great way to thank their partner for under-going the operation.
Whitney Reinhart, 34, of Fenton, Michigan told USA Today her husband was a bit nervous about having his vasectomy, so she decided to get him a cake and throw him a party to ease his anxiety.
"He was really nervous about it, and I thought, 'I’m going to capitalise on that," she said. "He was nothing but smiles and laughter, but he was so embarrassed. You could tell he was like, 'Oh, my God.' He looked at me and said, 'You’ve got to be joking,' and I said, 'No. Happy Vasectomy Day.'"
'I don’t think he's going to do anything like 'Happy clear Pap Smear Day!', because he’s not creative like that," she said. "But I’d welcome that."
What do you think of the vasectomy cakes? Would you celebrate with one?
Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.