Penile erection above 30 minutes is harmful, don warns

Agency Report

Penile erection after 30 minutes in sexual intercourse is purposeless, dangerous and harmful to men, Prof. Ademola Popoola of Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, has warned.

Popoola gave the warning in Ilorin during his paper presentation at the 250th Inaugural Lecture of the university, entitled: “That All May Pee in Peace”.

According to him, “a person who has more than 30 minutes of erection should report immediately to the hospital.”

He stated that the erection must be aborted as soon as possible by a competent doctor in order to preserve penile erection subsequently.

The expert, who observed that the penis needed to be turgid or erect for satisfactory sexual intercourse, however, said “the erected penis often fractures or breaks.”

“Research shows that the right side of the penis ruptures more than the left side,” he explained.

Similarly, Popoola stated that in a person’s lifetime urination, which is supposed to be fun and reliving, may become a problem and sometimes, if intervention was not made on time, could lead to the demise of the individual.

The don, who teaches in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences of Unilorin, observed the various causes of challenges with urination in women.

“They include abnormal shifting of the uterus, urethrocele and other uncommon causes such as perforation ovarian teratoma and anteverted uterus,” he said.

The expert warned that blood in the urine should cause great concern and peaceless urination.

That, he said, might signify underlying disorders that needed to be investigated, adding that the cause of blood in urine should be identified within a week or two of presentation to the hospital and a deadline of treatment set out.

He therefore called for comprehensive care of the patients with urological malignancies, which should be covered by the National Health Insurance Authority.

Popoola also advised the federal government to make available research funding to support genitourinary problems, including kidney failure.


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