And now, a word from Mr. Safety:

24Jan09

OUCH!!!!!!

FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:

“Given that there are no bones in the penis, can it really break?

It turns out there is an unfortunate injury termed “penile fracture” that can indeed occur during sexual intercourse.
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What exactly is broken penis syndrome?

It’s what we call penile fracture. It is a severe form of bending injury to the erect penis that occurs when a membrane called the tunica albuginea tears. The tunica albuginea surrounds the corpora cavernosa, specialized spongy tissue in the core of the penis that fills up with blood during an erection. When the tunica albuginea tears, the blood that is normally confined to this space leaks out into other tissues. You get bruising and swelling. 

What are the signs of penile fracture?
Usually there will be a popping sound. If someone has severe 
pain (in the penis), especially associated with bruising, swelling and loss of erection, he should seek emergency care. 

How exactly does penile fracture happen?
Any situation during 
intercourse when there is thrusting and when the penis, instead of penetrating its normal location, is hitting some solid structure (such as the perineum).  Usually this occurs during regular vaginal sex with the woman on top, but it can happen in the missionary position or during sexual acrobatics. We had this patient who suffered penile fracture after running across the room and trying to penetrate his wife with a flying leap. “

Read on HERE.

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