Doctors in the UK have recorded the first known case of a penis breaking vertically during sex.
The 40-year-old man's member 'buckled against his partner's perineum', or the area between the anus and genitals, before it a 3cm tear opened at its base.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Doctors did not say what position he was in, but penis fractures are most commonly triggered by 'doggy style' and 'man on top' positions, they wrote.
There are no bones in the penis, but breaks usually happen when a man's penis slips out of his partner and is suddenly bent, which can cause painful swelling.
Medics who treated the patient, believed to be from York, revealed the tale in a case report in the British Medical Journal.
They said that all previously recorded penis fractures had been horizontal.
But in this case it split up the tunica albuginea - the protective layer around the erectile tissue that pumps blood to this area.
Doctor's said no 'popping' sound was heard when the break occurred, which happens when fractures are horizontal.
The arrow points to the 40-year-old's tunica albuginea - the protective layer around the erectile tissue that pump blood to the penis - where there was a three centimetre tear (circled)
The man's member 'buckled against his partner's perineum', or the area between the anus and genitals, before it a 3cm tear opened at its baseInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But the patient's penis gradually swelled up after the injury.
Six months after treatment for the injury doctors said the man was still able to achieve 'erections of the same