There was a note on the side from his wife:
"You so much as snag one of those stockings, or brake a nail and you will spend you whole life like this. I want you to see what it's like to try to look pretty every day. If you learn to appreciate me then I might just give you your manhood back."
The trouble was - he was pretty tuned on by the whole thing and wasn't sure he wanted to have his manhood back.
After all, his ankles were as pretty as his wife's. In fact, his legs were probably better.