When the tunica albuginea tears, the blood that is normally confined to this space leaks out into other tissues. We had this patient who suffered penile fracture after running across the room and trying to penetrate his wife with a flying leap. We put the person on general anesthesia and open up the skin through one or more incisions in the penis.
Then we find the edge of the tear and close it up with sutures.
The Kiss Cam has become a staple at sporting events around the world, showing fans on the big screen and encouraging them to smooch.
But Syracuse University's decision to pull the feature from the Carrier Dome has sparked a national debate about the popular pastime.
Sometimes these tears are extensive and span half the circumference of the penis (usually the tears are crosswise), requiring about 10 stitches. The operation takes about an hour, and most people go home right after.
We asked Hunter Wessells, chair of the urology department at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle (also home to the show's Grace Hospital), to describe the condition and how it can happen. The tunica albuginea surrounds the corpora cavernosa, specialized spongy tissue in the core of the penis that fills up with blood during an erection. Usually this occurs during regular vaginal sex with the woman on top, but it can happen in the missionary position or during sexual acrobatics.A Telegraph survey found that one in three female undergraduates in the UK have been sexually assaulted while at university, and many prestigious institutions have been accused of failing to address sexual violence on campus.Sex contracts have been introduced to help the conversation surrounding consent, and to create a more pro-active approach to ensuring that sexual partners are willing participants.Syracuse University student newspaper The Daily Orange's editorial board said the Kiss Cam should be brought back with a rule: "[It] should never be used on the student section when operators are looking for a couple to feature, as doing so creates chance for risk on multiple levels." Meanwhile, Uproxx's Matthew Rothstein agreed with the decision to remove the Kiss Cam: "To many, those incidents may seem like juvenile humor from stereotypical college kids, and, to be honest, they are.But that's exactly the problem with the Kiss Cam -- it trivializes something close to the heart of the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses (and in the U. in general), which is a woman's right to her own boundaries and personal space," he wrote.