Man Fractured His Penis During Sex

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New Delhi: A man has described the agonising moment his penis snapped while having sex. The 32-year-old was rushed to hospital in New Delhi after he heard a loud ‘snapping sound’ during ‘vigorous’ sexual intercourse – and then felt severe pain. When he arrived at hospital his penis was bent at an odd angle and had turned completely black.

Doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi – who described the case in the journal BMJ Case Reports – said the man had what is known as an ‘eggplant deformity’. They carried out ultrasound scans which showed he had torn the wall of the right corpora cavernosa.

The penis does not have a bone – but instead the corpus cavernosa – two tubes made of spongy material – run along its length. Blood flows into this tissue, which is what makes the penis hard during an erection.  The snap had led to a tear in the corpus cavernosa’s sheath, which meant blood leaked out, creating the swelling and turning it black.

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He was immediately rushed for emergency surgery to drain away the excess blood gathered in the penis and correct the tear. A penile fracture occurs when the appendage is subject to a sharp, blunt force trauma, which can occur during vigorous intercourse or masturbation.

And last year, Brazilian researchers found the ‘woman on top’ or ‘cowgirl’ position is to blame for half of all penile fractures that occur during sex. In comparison, ‘doggy style’ or the woman on all fours is responsible for 29 per cent of injuries, while ‘man on top’ or ‘missionary’ is only liable for 21 per cent.

Doctors have previously warned breaks in the penis can lead to problems including erectile dysfunction, as scar tissue known as fibrous plaques can form in the penis, preventing blood from flowing in to sustain an erection.

It is also possible to suffer a curve or bend in the penis, and damage to the nerves in the genitals. There was also the story of Alan Parke, from Donegal, who heard his penis ‘snap’ during intercourse with his girlfriend Clarissa and ‘saw blood spurt everywhere’.

‘I’ve never known pain like it. It was absolutely excruciating,’ Mr Parke told the Irish Mirror. The couple rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where Mr Parke was immediately transferred to another hospital in Galway. He then underwent emergency surgery to repair his broken penis.