Reviewed by Michael Smith on March 10, 2016

Sources

Scientific American: "Ouch! Can You Really Break Your Penis?"; Men's Health: "What REALLY Happens When You Fracture Your Penis."; Mayo Clinic: "Is it possible to fracture your penis?"

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Video Transcript

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SPEAKER: Sounds like an urban myth, right? Sorry, guys. It's called penile fracture and it is fo reals. Before I go into the gory details... if you're watching this because you think you may have done this to yourself, if you're sitting there with a penis that looks like an eggplant -- you need medical attention! Now! Get over your embarrassment and head to the ER. You can't walk this one off, buddy. And if you don't get prompt medical attention, you risk permanent damage.

Now, if you don't have an injured penis, or you don't have a penis at all, let's talk about what this is exactly. I mean, like, "what?! A penis doesn't have a bone. That's right. No bone.

But it does have two spongy chambers that run the length of the penis -- now, these guys are the magic makers. When you put on the Marvin Gaye, you're turnin' up the heat, these chambers start filling up with blood -- turning that soft, bendable penis ROCK HARD. Which is great. But not so great when that very hard penis misses its intended target during intercourse and slams into a solid surface instead.

A boner don't bend, people -- that thing snaps. It even makes a snapping sound! And then there's intense pain, swelling, and aforementioned eggplant thing.

Of course sex isn't the only way this happens, but it's by far the most common. So, enthusiasm in the bedroom is great, but be careful with that thing. It can break!