A man in Mexico was hospitalized with an erection that lasted three days after taking a sexual stimulant “used for breeding bulls,” La Republica reports.
The unnamed individual underwent emergency surgery at Specialist Hospital 270 in the US-Mexico border city of Reynosa. The Peruvian outlet reports that the man took the drugs with the intention of having a “successful sexual encounter with a young woman of 30 years.”
According to the hospital, the man had purchased the pills in Veracruz, Mexico, where farmers used the pills to encourage mating between their cattle.
While there have been no updates on the man’s health since surgery, many men who have found themselves in a similar position have survived — although the condition could have cost their manhood.
Last year, a 41-year-old man in the UK went under the knife to mitigate a 36-hour erection, after being diagnosed with priapism, or the “prolonged erection of the penis.”
“I could barely walk, I was doubled over [in pain],” he said. “It was absolute agony.”
Left untreated, doctors told him, his penile tissue would have been damaged or destroyed beyond repair.
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