A new study published in the online edition of Fertility and Sterility has concluded that half of men taking SSRIs could have damaged sperm and compromised fertility. The study, conducted by the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center, followed 35 healthy male volunteers who took paroxetine (Paxil) for five weeks. At the end of the five weeks, sperm samples were taken from the men and examined to determine whether there were any missing pieces of genetic code in the sperm DNA. Their findings? That the percentage of men with abnormal DNA fragmentation jumped from less than 10% at the beginning of the study to 50% afterward.
On June 23, 1993, John Wayne Bobbitt returned home drunk after a night of partying and allegedly raped his wife, Lorena. After he fell asleep, Lorena cut off more than half his penis, drove away from their apartment, and threw the severed penis out her car window and into a field. Soon after, realizing the severity of the situation, Lorena pulled her car over and called 911. After an exhaustive search, the penis was located, packed in ice, and — over the course of nine and a half hours — reattached to John. The incident, which is still very much a part of our national consciousness, led to countless jokes on late-night TV, a pornographic movie career for John, and two very high profile trials. Last Friday, the two met on The Insider for a strange and heated reunion mediated by Lara Spencer.
If there's one thing I've learned writing these columns, it's that you ladies have penis on the brain. Which is why I'm going to admit that my penis is so huge, so gargantuan, that when I get excited, I barely have enough skin with which to whistle. Seriously. It's like three grapefruits in a gym sock. Trash bags are my preferred prophylactic. I ain't bragging or nothin'. Does size really matter? How do you know your vagina isn't all floppy? I knew a dude once who described sleeping with a woman as "driving a hatchback through the Lincoln Tunnel." I am convinced y'all make so much of a fuss about size as a passive-aggressive way to get back at dudes who you perceive as judging you solely by your boobs, waist, and butt. But when it comes to sex, good sex, bite-mark-on-the-shoulder sex, we are the sum of our physical, and emotional, parts. Otherwise, you're not having sex. You're just slapping bits.
Apparently, the contraption known as the Andropenis (*cackle*) actually does what it claims—add length to a penis. Italian urologist Paolo Gontero recruited 15 men who willingly strapped on the plastic ring contraption for four to nine hours a day (!!!!!) for six months and all recorded about a half inch increase in the length of their erections and a .9 inches when the penis was flaccid. The results will be published in the March issue of the British Journal of Urology. As it turns out the idea of stretching the penile skin using traction, works just as well below the belt as it does with the gold-ringed necks off the Giraffe women of the Paduang tribe in Burma.
Penis fractures do in fact happen. While it's true the penis has no bones, it's actually the spongy areas on both sides that get injured. However, in order to get even anywhere close to doing this, the penis has to be bent pretty severely to one side. It's very important for a man to seek medical attention promptly if he finds himself with a fractured penis. During surgery, doctors stitch up torn areas and make sure the urethra isn't damaged.
Those with a penis who made it to the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo were in for a tight, lubed up treat. The Real Touch Interactive sex device. This new football-sized contraption works by strapping it on, plugging into your computer, and pressing "play" to the 30-minute porn that comes with the device. The action corresponds with motion cues sent over a U.S.B. from your computer. The Real Touch electronically simulates the mouth, vagina and anus of the porn star on your screen. Athough it isn't on the market yet, it's tentatively priced at $150, with one 30-minute video, some lube and free shipping.
News Flash: it's really bad for the baby when a pregnant mom is exposed to chemicals! But just how bad is it? New research says if the baby she's carrying is a boy, chemical exposure may cause him to be born with a smaller penis. The New York Post reports that chemicals in fire retardants, cosmetics, food wrappers and baby powder are called "endocrine disrupters" and can interfere with hormones. This means the size of your man's genitals may be affected (stunted, if you will) while he's still in the womb.
Erectile dysfunction spells trouble for a man's heart. It could mean diabetes, heart problems or metabolic syndrome. Erectile dysfunction is many times an indicator of poor heart health, which could lead to subclinical coronary artery disease. In one study, a man with problems getting an erection had an equal chance of suffering from a stroke or heart attack.
Sometimes the male reproduction organ catches a bad rap. No one really likes a big dick but a little penis doesn't get taken seriously. And maybe that should change. Maybe the little c*ck needs its own champion. That's where Funny Or Die and Don Dolmes come in (no pun).
Some women can orgasm from clit stimulus alone, some prefer penetration, and some like both at the same time. According to this Betty Dodson video, via Susie Bright's Journal, the clit and the G-spot are part of the same gland, and the whole thing is way bigger than you think. According to these sexperts, the head of the clit, also known as the glans (and yes, it's analogous to the tip of the penis) is just that, a head. The clit contains 8,000 nerve endings, and that's just in the bump that sticks out. The entire organ includes internal clitoral legs, shaft, glans, bulbs, vaginal opening, urinary tract opening, the perineal sponge, etc etc.
Job dissatisfaction is pretty common. Numbers vary, but between according to Forbes.com in 2005, up to 87% of people were unhappy at work; in 2007 LiveScience put the number at over 50%; and earlier this year MarketWatch reported that only 9% of people liked their job so much they'd marry it. So job dissatisfaction is rampant, even male porn stars are in on the career-hating action! Today we learn, via Debauchette, 7 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be A Male Porn Star. Watch out, that link is NSFW, so we'll bring you the highlights below.
A man in southern Russia decided to undergo radical penis extension surgery in order to better please his wife. Things didn't really work out as expected. The prosthetic didn't perform as advertised and his wife wants a divorce. Easy come... easy go.