2006-03-02

Love Hurts

When you're a reporter, at times you have to go out and find the story instead of waiting for the story to come to you.

Brian Alexander did just that when he decide to do a little research into people that hurt themselves during sex.

And he found out it's quite a few people; 1 out of 3.

"I decided to call around to emergency rooms and ask sober ER docs about the things they see, and, more importantly, what advice they might have based on their experiences, not only how to avoid the damage, but how to handle the delicate task of seeking help once the damage is done.

I didn’t have much luck. One prig in a Phoenix ER became outraged and hung up on me — twice — before I could even explain the context of my questions. “This is a very inappropriate topic,” he shouted as he slammed down the phone.

Inappropriate? Tell it to this guy, who I read about when I started scanning the medical literature: "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."

And, it seems breaking a penis isn't rare. Read on...

3 comments:

Duane Swierczynski said...

Argh! Stop! Stop! Mommy, make it go away!

Jennifer Jordan said...

Did you read the rest of the article? Good God, you guys should be careful!
No piledrivers!

Michael said...

"I decided to call around to emergency rooms and ask sober ER docs about the things they see..."

Um...as opposed to all those drunk ones?