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Hi.  I know that axial forces can bend the erect penis and can result in a fracture.  What about compressive forces?  How much can cause injury?  The answer clearly isn't zero (or else several forms of intercourse would be impossible and men lie over their erections all the time).  A concrete example:
Is it possible to push a rigid erection into a hollow tube with a smaller diameter?  Would it be relatively easy or would great (noticeable) effort be needed?  And if successful, would an injury result because of the increased pressure?

Thanks!

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Howard:

There is no way to intelligently answer your question.  How do we measure the compressive force?  Obviously, if its enough to rupture the erection bodies, it's too much!

As far as forcing an erection into a hollow tube with a smaller diameter, it is certainly possible but this often results in being unable to get the erection out due to the compression.  While this is relatively uncommon, most urologists have seen cases where this has happened and we have to use various tools and saws to open the hollow tube or ring to salvage the penis.  If you are thinking of trying something like this, please don't as it may end up causing serious damage.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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