Whenever I find an article that somehow combines my love for biology with my odd obsession with sex, I feel compelled to share it with all of you (aren’t you lucky?). Apparently researchers have grown replacement erectile tissue for rabbits using their own smooth muscle and endothelial cells. And this all wasn’t just for show, either:
Functional testing of the implanted tissue showed that vessel pressure within the erectile tissue was normal, that blood flowed smoothly through it, that the response to nitric oxide-induced relaxation was normal as early as one month after implantation, and that veins drained normally after erection.
Rabbits screwing like rabbits – a success!
Does this mean they removed the erectile tissue from the original rabbits? Poor bunny – but it was in the name of science!
How long until humans utilize this for people with severe erectile disfunction, or those that have been in some sort of accident?
How long until humans abuse this so you see late night infomercials telling you to inject smooth muscle cells into your penis for better erections? The old medicines like these offered at https://www.vigrxplus.com/ will be null and void, surely?
Or most importantly, does this mean I am one step closer to my dream of a detachable penis*?!?!
(Via Boing Boing)
*This is an inside joke many of you are probably very glad that you don’t understand.