A broken penis – Is that even possible?

Trying something new in the bedroom is one way to spice up your sex-life, just don’t get too crazy as someone could get hurt. Although pleasurable and fun, sexual adventure does mean that men run the risk of ‘breaking’ their penis if the sex becomes to vigorous. But how is it possible for a man to break his penis? Let’s take a look.

Before we move into the origins of a fractured penis, let’s take a look at what happens during an erection. An erection starts when a large amount of blood is moved into the penis, where it is temporarily ‘stored’ in a type of sponge-like tissue, called the corpus cavernosum. The more blood that is passed through this tissue, the harder the erection.

When fully erect, the corpus cavernosum becomes rigid and can break if the penis is accidentally bent or contorted. This can happen during aggressive sex or masturbating too quickly. In fact, a study found that 60% of fractured penis’ are linked to aggressive masturbation. The pain is excruciating and you’ll hear a popping sound if you broke your penis. The best thing to do if this happens, is to rush to your nearest hospital. If it is left untreated, a fractured penis can repair itself, but there’s a chance it will become deformed. Immediate medical attention is needed if you want to save your penis.

Source: Mayo Clinic

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