Disease-mongering, vaseline, and cocaine: The medical journal penis news for February 4, 2013
Oh, the things you learn in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Here’s a sampling of recent studies.
The authors of “Fournier’s Gangrene Associated with Intradermal Injection of Cocaine” explain:
We sought to highlight the effects of cocaine use within the penis and emphasize the different effects that may ensue.
Disease-mongering comes to masturbation in “Impaired Masturbation-Induced Erections: A New Cardiovascular Risk Factor for Male Subjects with Sexual Dysfunction:”
We now demonstrated that investigating its outcome on erections could provide useful prognostic information, otherwise not captured by other typical (history of CV diseases) and atypical (number of children, response to PGE1) CV risk factors. Hence, as in the story of the Princess and the Frog, the “secret sin” may. become a medical opportunity to live happily ever after.
Penile girth enhancement by the injection of Vaseline is an existing practice. Many cases develop
severe complications that need surgery.
The authors conclude:
The complications depend mainly on the amount of Vaseline injected, the hygienic circumstances, and the personal tolerability.
You can learn a lot from the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The problem is that you can’t unlearn it.