Broken Penis

Ouch, it sounds painful and it is. However occurrences of a broken penis are rare, though it happens and probably happens more often than it’s reported.

However, there are no bones inside the penis to break. The penis is a piece of tissue and cartilage and even when erect, it’s because of the flow of blood through the pair of tubes inside the penis. What “breaks” in a case of broken penis is a fibrous tissue called tunica albuginea. It’s a strong and flexible tissue that covers the spongy corpus cavernosa. So when the penis is erect, the tunica albuginea is stretched to its maximum, and at its most vulnerable state. If enough pressure is applied at this time, the tissue tears and we have a case of broken penis.

In most cases of broken penis the pressure is strong enough to affect the spongy corpus cavernosa underneath. When the penis is erect, the tissue inside is flush with blood and a rupture in the tissue immediate releases the blood to the surrounding tissues. What results is an immediate loss of erection, swelling and pain. The situation is sometimes called eggplant deformity. In absolute critical cases even the urethra is also ruptured and blood can start flowing out of the urethra. This, of course, is a worst case scenario of broken penis.

Broken penis occurs most frequently during actual sex. The woman-on-top position is the typically to be blamed. When she’s going wild and doing her thing, the penis could slip out of the vagina and when she comes down again – well, her entire body weight just landed on an erect penis. It’s not hard to imagine what would happen next – yes, broken penis.

When a broken penis actually occurs, it’s extremely painful. However, painkillers are not the answer. One should immediately go to the nearest emergency room. Depending on the extent of damage, surgery might be required.