Beware of sex injuries:

“A 29-year-old man heard a snap during sexual intercourse followed by immediate detumescence and a swelling of the penile basis and scrotum, due to a penile fracture.”

I’d call that an emergency.

In fact, as much as I wish it were, breaking your penis isn’t rare. Guys do it when they get all pile-drivery and they miss the bull’s-eye, or when she’s riding Bronco Billy and slips off the saddle. Bend a penis past the breaking point and you can snap the inner chambers, releasing blood into surrounding areas.

Ouch!

One guy, whose girlfriend made an awkward landing in 1994, underwent emergency surgery and subsequently sued her claiming that years of sexual dysfunction resulted. He lost in court.

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  • Clinical Cases and Images

    See a case report of Pneumoperitoneum Due to Sexual Activity. A similar complication is described in the MSNBC article.

  • Anonymous

    One of my clinic patients during residency presented with similar complaints. We all had a laugh (including her) once the pain resolved.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a married guy suffer a penile fracture while having sex with a prostitute. Imagine explaining that one to your wife!

  • Anonymous

    Well, what kind of environment were you in that you “saw a married guy suffer a penile fracture while having sex with a prostitute?”

  • Anonymous

    I learned something new today. I had no idea it was possible for a man to break his penis.

  • Anonymous

    Well, what kind of environment were you in that you “saw a married guy suffer a penile fracture while having sex with a prostitute”

    OOPs.I saw him as a patient in the ER. I didn’t watch the sex act, if that’s what you meant.