For the record, I don’t make a habit of hanging out with men who “manipulate their privates,” as Archeology Daily so eloquently puts it. But a new study shows that this cringe-inducing practice goes all the way back to prehistoric Europe. Analyses of phalluses in Paleolithic art show evidence of ornamental surgery performed on penises. Javier Angulo, the lead author of the study and the chair of the Department of Urology at Spain’s Hospital Universitario de Getafe, confirms that “modern primitives modified [their] genitals with the use of tattooing, perforations, and cuttings to change their appearances.” Yowch. Hey, fellas, who’s going to bring back decorative penis cutting? I’m thinking this could be a trend in 2012. Anyone? [Archeology Daily]
We already knew that SWA (sex with animals) was bad for the soul, but the other day we learned why it is equally bad for the penis. Just so we’re all clear here, sticking a d**k in a non-human animal hole doubles the risk for penis cancer. Sure, we knew that somehow, somewhere in a very intangible, hard-to-conceptualize way, that people were doing it with animals, but we were blown away by just how many zoophiles there were out there. The stats suggested that as many as 35 percent of men in rural Brazil had engaged in bestiality at some point. But men having SWA are not only on the farm; about 36 percent of the animal f**ker population reside in big cities. So there you have it, SWA is more widely practiced than we thought. The more you know. Keep on clicking to find out about more crazy sexual practices you may not be familiar with.
Amongst the other notable reasons that you shouldn’t have sex with animals — it’s weird, and twisted, and gross, and wrong — add elevated risk of cancer to the list. A new study found that men who engaged in bestiality at some point in their lives were twice as likely to get penile cancer and reported an overall higher incidence of STDs. The study conducted with men in rural Brazil between the ages of 18 and 80, found that about 35 percent of them reported having sex with animals likes mares, cows, pigs, and chickens ranging from monthly to daily. What!? Keep reading »
Sex can be dangerous. That’s why you must protect yourself — not just against pregnancy and STDs, but also from sex-related injuries. And I’m not talking about your run of the mill penis fractures. A broken wiener will sound like a walk in the park when you hear these stories. Click through to learn about the most horrifying sex injuries you didn’t know you should be afraid of. Safety first!
In America, sex education is whatever the religious right says it is. But in Switzerland kids ages four to 10 get their sex education with a wooden penis and a fabric vagina which teachers use to “show that contacting body parts can be pleasurable.” Another part of the teacher’s guide instructs kids to learn about pleasure while they rub themselves with warm sand bags while listening to soft music. Keep reading »
Colorado man, Kenneth Dejoie, got more than a roast beef sandwich when he visited his local Arby’s two years ago. Dejoie claims that he was “utilizing the urinal in the men’s restroom when it caused a jet of steam to shoot forth from the urinal and burn his genitals.” When he reported the incident to one of the employees he responded with “This happens when the sink in the kitchen is running.” That answer didn’t satisfy the man with the scalded sausage, so he decided to sue the fast food chain. He is seeking damages for financial losses, for not being able to have sex with his wife and for their all-around crappy food. I just added that last part. Something about the color of their roast beef has never seemed right to me. Now I understand why: They cook it in the urinal. We hope Dejoie and his penis get the compensation they deserve. Keep on clicking to hear about more really insane penis accidents. [CBS Denver]
Snip away, San Francisco! A judge ruled yesterday that the city cannot vote on whether to ban circumcision on the ballot next election. The ban, which was spearheaded by activist Lloyd Schofield, would have made “genital mutilation” of minors punishable by a $1,000 fine or a year in prison. The Jewish community was meshuggenah about the ban, as circumcising infants is part of their religious practice. But religious or moral reasons are not why Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi nixed the ballot initiative: she agreed there are compelling medical reasons for circumcision and laws regulating doctors and healing professions must be made on the state level. Schofield is expected to appeal. Keep reading »