While it is fairly common for woman to undergo hysterectomy or oophorectomy surgery losing her reproductive organs, nobody would think of her as anything less than a woman. Of course if she had been planning children this is still a tragedy, but I'm trying to get to the crux of sexual identity here, so please pardon any insensitivity on my part.
Men are quite protective of their testis (we all know it doesn't take much of bump to cause pain) and most of the ones I know feel that their manhood is centered within them.
I find it strange that many women have shared their hysterectomy stories with me, I've never heard a man tell of his orchiectomy (castration). Yet looking at medical statistics I find that castration is not at all uncommen.
Do we men hide from the world if we get castrated?
Do we feel we may nolonger qualify as men at all?
Assuming a man having lost his balls can still get it up, would the girls still find him or his dick attractive and sexy?