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Eric Dane Breaks His Penis, Inspires Nationwide Rush to Google



On last night's Grey's Anatomy, McSteamy broke a very vital bone, inspiring a nationwide rush to Google which I've capped for you, below left.


CBS offers some answers, and some advice: "There is no 'penis bone,' but you can break your penis all the same. It's called penile fracture, and it's not a subtle injury. When it happens, there's 'an audible pop or snap,' Montague says. Then the penis turns black and blue. And there's terrible pain. Penile fracture is rare, and it typically happens to younger men because their erections tend to be quite rigid. Here's how to avoid penile fracture: don't use your penis too roughly. A common way that penile fracture happens, Montague says, is when a man is thrusting too hard and fast during sex, and slams into his partner's pubic bone. Also, a woman who moves wildly while on top of a man during sex can break a man's penis."

That, we assume, would apply to men too. Be careful out there.

A clip from the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Oh, my...well, I guess it's not a gay thing. No, we can problems at the other end...ok, just some of us, all right.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 23, 2009 9:42:18 AM

  2. To quote Grey's Anatomy, "Seriously?!"

    I stopped watching this show two years ago, I'm tired of all the over-dramatic story lines and convoluted plot twists. "Grey's" jumped the shark in season 3, one ER bomb and ferry crash too many in my humble opinion...

    Posted by: Cj | Jan 23, 2009 9:45:32 AM

  3. I have an ex who broke his about two weeks after we broke up. I spent a night in the hospital with him over it. It really was a horrific injury. It turned purple and black. Thinking of it still gives me the heeby-jeebies.

    Posted by: Jersey | Jan 23, 2009 9:53:12 AM

  4. What's up w/ people searching for "moondust smells like"?

    Posted by: tjc | Jan 23, 2009 9:57:25 AM

  5. @ TJC - hilarious observation!

    @ CJ - this is very real - unlike the grey's "fecal transplant" the other day. penile fracture can happen during gay sex too.

    Posted by: Anon | Jan 23, 2009 10:25:25 AM

  6. I live for Google Trends. I have the RSS feed in my browser bar so I never miss a single moment of pop culture... much to the delight of my employer I'm sure.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 23, 2009 10:31:02 AM

  7. Anon,
    The fecal transplant is very real too...

    Sometimes I think the Grey's Anatomy writers scour WebMD looking for the freakiest things to put into their scripts.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 23, 2009 10:34:33 AM

  8. I was horrified by the headline until I realized that Eric Dane had not broken his real penis, but rather his fictional penis. Rebecca Gayheart and I can both stop hyperventilating.

    Posted by: David D. | Jan 23, 2009 10:34:58 AM

  9. well now Im going to have to add to those google stats, because Im curious how long it takes to there lasting damage...and what the heck does a broken penis look like anyway?

    Posted by: thevinylvillager | Jan 23, 2009 10:40:58 AM

  10. McScreamy! Ouch.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 23, 2009 10:41:13 AM

  11. TJC,

    The smell of moondust was a question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire yesterday (I'm on vacation this week).

    I thought it was perfect for McSteamy to fracture his penis considering all the women he's bedded over the years.

    Posted by: SteveS | Jan 23, 2009 10:44:21 AM

  12. Anon


    Fecal transplant is real. It is to repopulate the gastrointestinal tract with beneficial bacteria that for whatever reason a person has lost.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Jan 23, 2009 10:50:09 AM

  13. How come is this possible? The tissue cannot be break. This is totally crap man. I dont agree with this.

    Posted by: Nom | Jan 23, 2009 10:50:18 AM

  14. Desperate for ratings much? What's next? A broken vagina? jeez!

    Posted by: ty | Jan 23, 2009 10:53:37 AM

  15. Thanks SteveS. That's what I get for not watching reality television or gameshows.

    So, rather than contributing to those Google trends, does anyone here know the answer about the moondust?

    Posted by: tjc | Jan 23, 2009 10:55:54 AM

  16. NOM, it's true and it has happened to someone i was having sex with. maybe you should do what the people on google did and look it up!

    Posted by: OUCH | Jan 23, 2009 10:56:13 AM

  17. @TY: lol. Actually, "Sex and the City" already covered "broken vagina's" when Charlotte's vagina was "depressed"...

    Yeah, I get that medical abnormalities may occur, but every show the writers/producers seem to want to out-due the next to extremes. Bomb's going off in the ER, train crashes, ferry wrecks and suicides in one. How many travesties may one hospital experience in 2-3 years? It's a bit much. I liked the first two seasons when there was a bit of plausibility to the story lines (such as sleeping with someone and discovering they are your colleague the next day). The writers need to hold the drama and stir in some reality.

    Posted by: CJ | Jan 23, 2009 11:07:29 AM

  18. The answer to "What does moondust smell like?" is burnt gunpowder. It's from NASA's Apollo Chronicles.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 23, 2009 11:08:07 AM

  19. Grey's Anatomy needs a fecal EXTRACTION.

    Posted by: Q | Jan 23, 2009 11:12:29 AM

  20. "Moondust smells like" was a question on Millionaire yesterday. I watched it at the gym, seriously! That pretty scary to think that enough people are watching Millionaire in the afternoon to put that in the Top 10. At least they know how to use Google.

    Posted by: Tweety | Jan 23, 2009 11:51:08 AM

  21. Jersey -- That was a very sweet thing for you to, especially since the two of you had just called it quits. How were you able to spend the night with him in the hospital? Did the state/hospital he was in grant visitation rights for domestic partners, or did you find a sympathetic staffer?

    Posted by: K | Jan 23, 2009 12:26:27 PM

  22. Thanks Crispy.

    I'm not sure I would have guessed that one properly. I'd probably overthink it and say that the burnt gunpowder smell is a product of oxidation, and that probably didn't happen on the moon recently enough to keep the smell from drifting into space.

    Unless the other two answers were "farts" and "cheese." Then I might have guessed it right.

    Posted by: tjc | Jan 23, 2009 12:31:37 PM

  23. Volvadinia?

    Posted by: ken | Jan 23, 2009 12:36:20 PM

  24. K, there's very little discrimination in NJ against LGBT people in areas of accommodation, like hospitals.

    JERSEY, I was working in an ER a few years back and had a patient with this condition and his bf stayed the my entire shift. Is it possible we met? If so, you were very compassionate toward your ex.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Jan 23, 2009 12:40:28 PM

  25. these days with recreational Viagra use, this is a genuine concern and caution is wise.

    Posted by: Pbar | Jan 23, 2009 1:37:26 PM

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