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Ouch: Boston Man 'Snaps' His Penis During Sexual Intercourse

| by Khier Casino

A 42-year-old man was rushed to a hospital in Boston after fracturing his penis during sex, doctors say.

As he was having sexual intercourse with his partner, the unidentified man’s erect phallus accidentally collided with his partner’s perineum, the area between the anus and scrotum for males, the Daily Mail reports.

The man heard a “snap” and that’s when all hell broke loose. His penis immediately became flaccid and he spotted a rush of blood from the tip.

According to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the man was immediately taken to the emergency room at a nearby hospital, where he had to undergo emergency repair. (WARNING: The link to the NEJM case report contains graphic photo of the patient’s injury that cannot be unseen.)

Doctors discovered he had torn his tunica albuginea, the watertight fibrous outer sheath of the corpus cavernosa, into which blood flows to create an erection. The tunica albuginea maintains an erection by trapping the blood in the corpus cavernosa.

Blood continued to flow after the corpus cavernosa snapped, creating swelling. Doctors forced the blood out of his body through his urethra.

Long-term effects include experiencing erectile dysfunction as a result of the injury. However, there is a happy ending to this cringe-inducing story.

Dr. Robert J. Hartman, Jr., of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who filed the case report, told the Huffington Post that six months after the surgery, the man was able to maintain a full erection, "without appreciable plaque formation or penile curvature.” This means that his junk is not scarred or bent in a strange way.

Sources: Daily MailNew England Journal of MedicineHuffington Post / Photo Credit: Artur BergmanPhotos GOVBA