Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holy Electric Boner Batman!

The Science Marches on Department has brought the following medical research breakthrough to my attention:


Penile Shockwave Therapy Shows Promise For Erectile Dysfunction

25 comments:

Mari-Ann said...

I notice there are no comments...all the men must be cringing and crossing their legs which is affecting their typing.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Actually, Mari-Ann, it's only been up on the site for 9 minutes. Give it time.

minimedic said...

Call me a sick woman, but I actually starting laughing. Not sure why. (I might be evil.)

I'm thinking/hoping there's some concious sedation going on here...'cause I can't imagine any person, much less a penile-pain-paranoid male doing this fully alert.

Charis said...

Drugs only provide "functional improvement"? Lord, I wouldn't want any man I was even moderately fond of to go through shockwave therapy if he was already "functional".

Anonymous said...

my insurance will not pay for the shock therapy. They only pay for popcycle sticks and duct tape :(

Anonymous said...

"It may sound painful"????? Ya think?????

Good golly miss molly!!!!

Anonymous said...

I notice there is no mention of any pain or discomfort during the treatment --- it SOUNDS like it would be uncomfortable, and I'd imagine a guy would have to be really desperate to try something that sounds so, uh, personally painful!

Anonymous said...

Funny how this kind of research always seems to happen in Haifa, which isn't exactly the most happening city in Israel. I can just see this:


Yoram: "Hey, Yuval, it's Friday night. Wanna go do something?"

Yuval: "Sure. Let's go down to the port and look at the cranes."

Yoram: "We do that every week."

Yuval: "So what do you suggest?"

Yoram: "Hmmm...I wonder what would happen if I took these electrodes, and stuck them on my dick...?"

Flavius said...

Man, I'd hate to be the evaluator that assessed their "improved function".

-Flavius

The Good Cook said...

15 out of 20 showed improvement - don't they really mean, 15 out of 20 came back a second time???

Maha said...

Curing humanity of its ills one shock at a time!

Anonymous said...

no one is attaching electrodes to my hoo haa!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, but what if a battery powered device malfunctioned, with the same effect?

Ed Adams said...

Nothing like Jump starting your Junk. Sign me up.

Hey doc, when you get time, pop over and read my post today.

Danimal said...

Best "Dr. Grumpy" post title ever!!

Miss Kismet said...

And they say women go to extremes O_o

The Saisfe Man said...

This sounds like the origin story for a superhero:

"Willie Slack was just an ordinary mild-mannered pizza delivery boy, until one day, while on a late-night delivery to a secret government weapons lab, he used what he thought was a urinal but was actually a high-powered shockwave generator and was transformed into...

CAPTAIN BONER !

Now he uses his superpowers to fight crime and satisfy lonely housewives, but he has to beware of his archenemy, the Cockblocker!"

Adam said...

Rambam Medical Center? I feel like there is no more aptly-named place to do ED research.. except maybe Thankumam Memorial Hospital.

Anonymous said...

Although it makes for funnier and shocking comments I dont believe the method uses -electrical- shocks.

The shockwaves are high intensity vibrations (ultrasound), at least that is what is used for breaking up kidney stones.

Of course "high intensity vibrations" can probably be twisted for a bit humor as well...

Mr. Knucklehead said...

The following punchlines are submitted for approval:

So that's what they mean by barbecued weiners.

Shock the monkey, indeed.

That's one magic Johnson.

Yeah, I've got your extension cord, RIGHT HERE!

Hang on a second, baby, I gotta recharge.

It ain't the condom that's glowing in the dark, hon.

It keeps going, and going, and going . . .

CLEAR!

Outrider said...

I've used a shockwave machine on horses, mostly for tendon or ligament injuries. The model I've used is very loud and the head vibrates, which some patients may find alarming. I've tried it myself on my own elbow, which ached a little before it went numb (the elbow was very sore initially, and I think the ESWT ultimately helped). Probably wouldn't recommend the higher settings for use in sensitive areas - not sure about lower settings (don't have a penis myself; those who do can comment). Would mostly be interested in convincing evidence that ESWT actually helped this problem. It has a reputation for being something of a gadget in search of applications, at least in veterinary circles.

Pharmer Jones said...

That doesn't sound nearly as bad as Caverject.

Julie said...

New fetish sub-culture anyone? (And yes, i'm guessing it's probably not a "new" one but i really, really don't want to know!)

Anonymous said...

Better living through electricity.

Rebecca S. said...

I'm laughing so hard I'm crying...

 
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