Using Magnetic Induction to Give a Cadaver’s Penis an Erection

Researchers used magnetic induction to get a rise out of, or into, a cadaver’s penis. Details are in the study “Use of Magnetic Induction to Activate a ‘Touchless’ Shape Memory Alloy Implantable Penile Prosthesis,” Brian V. Le, Kevin T. McVary, Kevin McKenna, and Alberto Colombo, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 16, no. 4, April […]

Enabling Blue-Light-Inducible Penile Erection in Switzerland

One of the first — perhaps the very first — papers about enabling blue-light-inducible penile erection in Switzerland has just been published. The paper is: “A Synthetic Erectile Optogenetic Stimulator Enabling Blue-Light-Inducible Penile Erection,” Taeuk Kim, Marc Folcher, Marie Doaud-El Baba and Prof. Martin Fussenegger [pictured here], Angewandte Chemie, epub Mqrch 18, 2015. (Thanks to Ig Nobel […]

Stimulated Stages of Penile Erection in an Edible Rodent

What’s up with the agouti [pictured here, in a San Diego Zoo photo]? Three proven males show what, according to this new study: “Anatomical Stages of Penile Erection in the Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) Induced by Electro-Ejaculation,” W.M. Mollineau, T. Sampson, A.O. Adogwa and G.W. Garcia, Anatomia Histologia Embyologia, vol. 41, 2012, pp. 392-4. The authors, […]