Archive for Erection

Excuse me? Farts cause erections…?

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2009 by neandergal

According to the article, Fart molecule could be next Viagra published in New Scientist, rats injected with an enzyme that produces hydrogen sulfide in human penises caused erections in the randy little critters. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) smells like bad flatulance and rotten eggs.

Hydrogen sulfide relaxes blood vessels in the same way as Nitric oxide (NO). Erections occur because the arteries relax and allow blood to flow into the erectile tissue (corpora cavernosa).

What will they come up with next?


Alcohol stops men being a flop in bed

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by neandergal

Now before you get excited, the article, Alcohol stops men being a flop in bed, published today in New Scientist points out that it is only one or two drinks that may help prevent erectile dysfunction. A couple of drinks a day may keep erectile dysfunction away, but any more than that and you may end up with a teeny Martini weenie.

Warning! Please do not bend!

Posted in Science with tags , , , , on January 24, 2009 by neandergal

The article, Ouch! Can You Really Break Your Penis? published in Scientific American warns that men who engage in bedroom acrobatics can seriously damage their tunica albuginea. Aiming for your target under momentum such as in a run and jump can result in penile fracture if you miss. This is indeed what happened to “this patient who suffered penile fracture after running across the room and trying to penetrate his wife with a flying leap.”

The tunica albuginea is a layer of connective tissue that surrounds each of the two tubes of corpora cavernosa and testis. The corpora cavernosa is the spongy tissue that engorges with blood causing an erection. Bending the penis suddenly under pressure can break the tunica albuginea causing bruising and needless to say, loss of erection.