Jake was 32 when he experienced his first, and hopefully last, erection that wouldn't
die. "It's a common saying that most guys wish they had a permanent erection," jokes
Jake, whose own member is back to normal. "However, if they could experience what
I went through, that saying would die quickly."
First off, a priapism usually develops in guys who have sickle-cell anemia. The
blood flows into your penis but can't get out because of low amounts of oxygen;
the blood 'sickles' and can't escape.
Therefore, most causes of priapism are non-sexual,
which should be a wood kill in the first place. But Jake's actually started as a
bonafide hard-on, which, after he had finished having sex with his boyfriend of three
weeks, suddenly wouldn't turn off. See, Jake had taken a triple dose of Viagra,
a sexual supplement he had used before but didn't really need at this stage in his life.
He just used it because he said it made the sex feel even better. Plus, he used it
frequently enough to where he thought he had built a tolerance to it.
"An hour after I had come, I started to freak out because my dick wouldn't go down,"
he says. "My boyfriend thought we needed to have sex again, but I wasn't even
turned on. My mind was racing, and I figured if I ate something or drank water
that it would dilute the effect of the Viagra. Of course, that didn't work, and
three hours after I had come, my boyfriend finally drove me to the hospital.
"At first, I couldn't even imagine sticking the needle in my dick. The doctor
wanted to inject my dick with terbutaline to counteract the effect of the Viagra.
I asked him if there were any other options and he said, "Sure, we could cut your
dick open and drain the blood." I quickly opted for the needle.
Luckily my boyfriend wasn't in the room because it was painful. Trust me, you
never want a needle stuck in your dick. Anyway, luckily what the doctor injected
worked and my dick went back down to its flaccid state.
"I found out after I was in the clear that not many doctors are familiar with this
condition. What's more, the doctor said I was lucky that I had come in when I did.
Any embarrassment I may have had from entering a hospital with a hard-on is nothing
compared to what may have happened if I had ignored it for more than four hours.
After about four hours, the prognosis gets worse, and usually the only option is
to go through with the surgery to let the blood out. After many of those surgeries,
a lot of guys experience erectile dysfunction for a while, if not for the rest of
their life." Obviously, Jake doesn't plan on using Viagra again until he really does
have a problem gettin' it up.
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