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Man sues BMW over two year erection! does he have a case?

apachehellfire65 2012/05/01 14:38:38
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Professional French motorcyle rider Erwan Nigon (AP/Michel Euler)Commercials for erectile dysfunction medications like Cialis end with a warning that an individual should contact their doctor if they have an erection that lasts for more than four hours.

After 20 months, Henry Wolf decided to contact a lawyer instead, claiming that the seat on his BMW motorcycle gave him an erection lasting nearly two years. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Wolf filed a lawsuit against BMW North American and Corbin-Pacific claiming that the "ridged seat" on his 1993 motorcycle left him with mental and emotional anguish after allegedly causing an extreme case of priapism, also known as a long-lasting erection.

Wolf "has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride," attorney Vernon Bradley of Sausalito wrote in the lawsuit, which was filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco last Thursday. "He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish."

Bradley said the alleged case of priapism began after Wolf took a four-hour ride on his motorcycle.

As those erectile dysfunction commercials so regularly note, priapism can technically be onset after just four hours and is generally considered an emergency medical condition. The condition is named after the Greek fertility god Priapus, who is commonly depicted as having an unusually large erection.

According to USA Today, Wolf is seeking monetary damages for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and "general damage."

The All About Bikes blog notes that there have been several instances alleging erectile dysfunction as a result of narrow motorcycle seats but that this appears to be the first case where a medical condition with the exact opposite effect has been alleged.

Florida radio station WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Michigan Institute of Urology's Dr. Michael Luts who said there is "no medical data" to support Wolf's claim, again citing the evidence that riding a motorcycle for an extended period of time typically works against the body's ability to achieve sexual arousal.

"It's been long-known that compression of the neurovascular supply to the penis - if it's compressed for a period of time, whether it be on a bicycle seat or some other device - it can actually cause prolonged numbness of the genitalia," Lutz told the station.

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  • JT 2012/05/01 14:54:57
    no!
    JT
    +7
    Just another idiot from san francisco looking for a free ride, (pun intended).

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  • DDogbreath 2012/05/02 07:26:58
    no!
    DDogbreath
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    Just imagine if he rode a "real motorcycle" he'd have a longer lasting hard on than that. Except he would easily find a "biker bitch" to take his "stiffy" away.

  • Scooter DDogbreath 2012/05/02 15:23:48
    Scooter
    +1
    LMAO!!!
  • sglmom 2012/05/02 04:32:34
    no!
    sglmom
    +3
    Could it be he's got his eye on a New Beemer (BMW) Motorcycle ..
    And this was an easy way to lay it down ..
    At another's expense ..
    For his lack of 'erecting' a more cushy barrier?
    (namely .. more padded seat) ..
  • ZERO 2012/05/01 18:36:27
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    ZERO
    +1
    Wow. I mean I've heard people say that a particular bike gives them wood, but I've never heard of something like this before.
    ride hard
  • Don 2012/05/01 18:17:13
    no!
    Don
    +1
    He's a hard-on!
  • Opinionated-Conservative 2012/05/01 18:11:20
    no!
    Opinionated-Conservative
    +1
    If he failed to follow the directions and contact his doctor after four hours then he has no case.
  • Cricket 2012/05/01 17:20:10
    Undecided
    Cricket
    +1
    Ummmm, I couldn't care less if he can or not~~I can't get past the title and why did I not know about this sooner?
  • Faith ~American Patriot~ 2012/05/01 17:18:05
    no!
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    +1
    Sounds like a hard case. Idiot.
  • Cliff 2012/05/01 16:38:45
    yes!
    Cliff
    +1
    The motorcycle seat has a moral obligation to either marry Henry Wolf or tell him to get lost.
  • Nameless 2012/05/01 16:37:29
    no!
    Nameless
    +1
    If he really had priapism this for this period of time, his penis likely would have developed gangrene and would have had to be amputated. This guy is so full of it - it's crazy. No man I know would go so long without notifying a doctor. This is BS, imnsho.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/01 16:29:46
    no!
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    Some people are never satisfied!
  • Mr. T BUCCANE... 2012/05/01 16:34:05
  • Dagon 2012/05/01 16:25:02
  • merlinskiss 2012/05/01 16:20:20
    no!
    merlinskiss
    +2
    Sounds more like he has a personal problem and a bad case of blue balls...
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/05/01 16:14:20
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/05/01 16:10:39
    Undecided
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +2
    Solution: get another motorcycle or seat. Duh.
  • Diamond Girl 2012/05/01 16:05:18
  • Scooter 2012/05/01 15:55:23
    Undecided
    Scooter
    +3
    I don't know...Woody??? LMAO!!!
  • DDogbreath Scooter 2012/05/02 07:30:07 (edited)
    DDogbreath
    +1
    No not this woody...

    woody

    This one!

    woody
  • Scooter DDogbreath 2012/05/02 15:25:35
  • Dale 2012/05/01 15:06:27
    no!
    Dale
    +3
    Only in San Francisco.
  • munda 2012/05/01 14:55:37
    no!
    munda
    +6
    It will be hard for him to prove it.
  • Mr. T 2012/05/01 14:55:22
    Undecided
    Mr. T
    +6
    Not sure about him but I am buying one as soon as I can.
  • BUCCANE... Mr. T 2012/05/01 16:31:34
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    Bike or Cialis?!
  • Mr. T BUCCANE... 2012/05/01 16:33:49
    Mr. T
    Bike and extenz lol
  • JT 2012/05/01 14:54:57
    no!
    JT
    +7
    Just another idiot from san francisco looking for a free ride, (pun intended).

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