Retired professional basketball player Dennis Rodman is known for his off-court eccentricities almost as much as his achievements in the game. Now he's come clean to Viceland about how some of those antics resulted in him breaking his penis — and not just once, but three times.
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In a NSFW partially animated interview, Rodman describes how he suffered three different sexcapade injuries: the first involving a flying leap, the second arising from a forceful thrust and the third resulting from another enthusiastic encounter.
If you want the gory details, the NBA Hall of Famer best explains the circumstances in very colorful language — consider yourself warned, this is NSFW — in the video from the Viceland show "Party Legends."
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A word of warning to famous athletes engaging in aggressive sex-play: Rodman, who led the Detroit Pistons and later the Chicago Bulls to multiple championships, also relays that a hospital staff member tried to blackmail him with a photo of his broken penis, threatening to sell the image to tabloids.
The lesson: Get treated ASAP, but maybe leave no photo evidence behind.
What Is a Fractured Penis?
"The diagnosis of 'penile fracture' describes the traumatic rupture of the tunica albuginea of an erect penis," according to article "Current Treatment Options for Penile Fractures" published in the journal Urology in 2004. "Penile fractures typically occur when the engorged penile corpora are forced to buckle and literally 'pop' under the pressure of a blunt sexual trauma."
The patient will likely hear a crack or popping sound then will lose his erection and experience extreme local pain, according to authors of 2015 article in the World Journal of Men's Health, followed by hematoma, bruising and "eggplant deformity" of the penis.
Both articles recommend immediate treatment for a penile fracture. Patients may require surgery, which has been shown to reduce complications; unfortunately, 6–25 percent of surgical patients still experience negative effects.
"Reported long-term complaints after penile fracture repair include: penile deviation, painful intercourse, painful erection, erectile dysfunction, priapism, skin necrosis, arteriovenous fistula, urethrocavernous fistula, and urethral stricture," the Urology article authors concluded.
Stay safe, players!
What Do YOU Think?
Ever had your own "party" injury? Did you require surgery? Share your tale of misadventure in the comments! (Keep it clean please or your comment may not make it past the monitors.)