I am watching Three kingdoms 2010 and in the first episode of that series, it was shown that Cao Cao stating himself belonging to a family of eunuchs but, I have read that Eunuchs don't have penis. So, was curious to know about it.

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    According to Wikipedia, His father Cao Song was a _foster son of Cao Teng who in turn was one of the favourite eunuchs of Emperor Huan._ (My emphasis).
    – Steve Bird
    Jul 8 at 17:03
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    See: Castration - Wikipedia: Castration is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses use of the testicles: the male gonad. ... Castrated men—eunuchs – were often admitted to special social classes and were used particularly to staff bureaucracies and palace households: in particular, the harem. Jul 8 at 19:16
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    Seems obvious, you can have children and then get castrated.
    – Allure
    Jul 12 at 1:11


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