priapism : Gay & Black Glossary
- Abnormal male horniness. Priapus was the ancient Greek god of procreation.
- An erection that won’t go down, even after four hours. Up to that long is
nothing to worry about. It can be caused by supersensitivity to impotence drugs
such as Viagra or prostaglandins. 1 in 500 people have this. It can be caused by
overdosing on such drugs. It can also happen naturally. It can be treated in
stages. Three extra strength Sudafed should help, apply ice, jog 30 minutes then
take a cold shower. If that does not work go to the emergency ward of your nearest
hospital. They will first try xylocaine and draining the blood out of the penis
with a needle. If that does not work they will try phenylephrine. If that does not
work they will try neo-synephrine. If that does not work they will use surgery. If
the problem is not treated within 12 hours, permanent damage to the penis may
result from lack of oxygen.