Chelsea Handler And Tomi Lahren Argue Over Trans Military Ban VIDEO

It’s no secret that liberal comedy Chelsea Handler and conservative pundit Tomi Lahren don’t see eye to eye on everything. But their views and their differences about transgender rights were laid bare for all to see on Saturday, July 29 when Handler interviewed Lahren at the annual Politicon conference in California.

Let’s be honest: We saw this coming. In fact, Twitter was well prepared for the event, and we already knew where both women stood when it came to trans rights. As you’d expect, Lahren and Handler’s reactions to thetrans military ban were basically opposite.

Though President Donald Trump’s tweet about banning transgender people from serving in the military does not constitute policy (at least, not yet), the topic was still ripe for debate at the conference. For those looking for a verbal brawling, Lahren and Handler certainly didn’t disappoint. You can see the video of their full exchange here:

Handler broached the subject with her signaturecomedic style:

So, where are you with the trans thing? You’re not into trans?

Lahren wasted no time reiterating her previous support for Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban, which was met with boos from the crowd.

To be clear: Both women agreed that serving the military, and a willingness to do so, was worthy of praise.

But the differences quickly became apparent when Lahren posited her argument that trans service membersundergoing treatment would be unable to deploy. ShecitedChelsea Manningas a prime example of taxpayers funding such treatment.

Handler argued back,

There are plenty of people you could apply that to with injuries. And not all [trans people]are having surgical procedures. And when they’re having surgical procedures, they’re not scheduling them around when they’re deployed.

Lahren’s primary argument stemmed from a belief that trans service membersundergoing treatment would be unable to deploy and that taxpayers should not be funding hormone therapy.

Handler ripped into Lahren’s logic, saying,

In that military budget, it might be 2.4 to 8.4 million dollars that they would spend on hormone therapy, when they’re spending $45 million on Viagra and Cialis.

Handler’s point, that the military would spend far more on these medications than on transgender medical care, was also documented by .

Lahren agreed with Handler’s point on wasting money for those medication. But, she countered,

Until we can afford treatment and prosthetics for the military and the veterans that have fought for this country, I don’t believe in paying for a sex change or hormone treatment therapy.

The crux of the argument came when Lahren stated, as she had in a video she posted last week, that she doesn’t believe that the military is the place for social experiments.

Again, right on cue, Handler shot back:

I don’t think this is a social experiment. The trans community, they’re not going away; it’s only going to get bigger.

Their disagreement on transgender rights was only one of several that they had duringthe fiery exchange at the conference.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/chelsea-handler-tomi-lahren-argue-trans-military-ban-video/2032277/

Boning Up On Boners: 24 Veiny, Throbbing Facts About Erections

2. MOST MAMMALS HAVE LITERAL BONERS

Along with horses, is one of the few mammals whose “boners” don’t literally contain bones.

3. IT HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN

Your penis is ruled by your autonomic nervous system, much like your heart rate and blood pressure. That means that sexual arousal is often involuntary and occurs at the most humiliating times, as any teenage boy with a raging erection who’s had to deliver a lecture on snails in the front of the entire ninth-grade biology class can attest.

4. THREE KINDS OF BONERS

Scientists who spend a lot of time thinking about boners and measuring themI would guess they’re called “erectologists”break down erections into three categories: 1) psychogenic (the result of fantasies); 2) reflexogenic (the result of physical stimulation; and 3) nocturnal (the result of getting an involuntary hard-on while you’re passed out cold and snoring like a crocodile).

5. FOUR BLOODY SHOTS OF WHISKEY

In order to make the miraculous transition from flaccid to hard, the average human penis must fill withfour whiskey shots worth of blood. Then again, if you also four whiskey shots, you may have trouble getting hard at all.

6. MEN ARE ‘ROUND-THE-CLOCK ERECTION MACHINES

7. FETUSES HAVE BONERS, TOO

The developers of ultrasound technology probably didn’t expect that their invention would reveal that male fetuses start getting erections during their thirdtrimester in the womb, and now that you’re aware of this fact, you will never be able to wipe it from your brain.

8. BONERS AFTER DEATH

9. ORGASMS WITHOUT ERECTIONS

Yes, it happenssome men can have orgasms without ever getting even slightly hard. This probably makes them happy. Their partners? Not so much.

10. HALF OF IT IS INSIDE YOUR BODY

If your penis measures five inches, you can tell people it’s ten inches, because that’s technically true. Half of your penis will always be concealed inside your body, andyou can feel it while you’re erect if you press down on your perineum, AKA your “taint.” There’s the rest of your boner, tucked safely inside of you.

11. THE POISONOUS SPIDER THAT KILLS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

12. GREETING THE DAY: THE TRUTH ABOUT MORNING WOOD

Since I woke up with a stubborn morning erection, I’m finding it hard to type, so here’s a short video about “morning wood”:

13. ERECTIONS LASTING LONGER THAN FOUR HOURS

14. IF YOU WANT A BETTER BONER, STOP TOUCHING YOURSELF!

Guys, studies have shown that when you quit playing with yourself all the goddamn time, blood flow increases to your penis during those rare occasions when you might actually be having sex with someone else. So for the sake of your partnerand for God’s sake as wellstop touching yourself all the time.

15. A BLOW-UP BALLOON BETWEEN YOUR LEGS

If you should suffer the tragic misfortune of not only being unable to achieve an erection by yourself, but you find that even tried-and-true boner pills such as Viagra and Cialis don’t do the trick, you can always get a penile implant. Whenever you want to get hard, you just pump a little grape-sized valve that’s been implanted in your scrotum, and your limp dick will inflate like a party balloon within seconds! It only involves an extensive surgery that places plastic rods inside your penile shaft and a reservoir of saline solution in your stomach, and there’s nothing about any of this which should make you self-conscious or your female partner nauseated! If you dare, you can actually see the whole inflation process on a live, hairy human male before your very eyes here. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

16. MEDICATIONS THAT CAUSE IMPOTENCE

17. LIVE FAST, LOSE YOUR ERECTION

Certain unsavory lifestyle choicessuch as smoking tobacco or weed, snorting meth or cocaine, shooting heroin, and alcohol abusecan cause nerve damage, shrink, your testicles, lower your testosterone levels, soften your erection, and cause you to lose your girlfriend.

18. MEASURE FROM THE TOP SIDE

If you’d like to measure your erectionand it’s a verified scientific fact that every young man in world history has done it multiple timesmeasure it from your tummy side, not from your scrotum side. Leave the scrotum side alone. It’s gross down there.

19. GROWERS V. SHOWERS

A “grower” penis is one that increases significantly in size when it becomes erect. A “show-er” is one you show off when it’s limp, because it doesn’t get that much bigger when hard. Research has shown that shorter penises expand around 86% when they get hard, as opposed to longer ones, which grow only about 47%.

20. THIRTY MILLION MALFUNCTIONING AMERICAN PENISES

Around 30 million American men suffer the heartache and humiliation of erectile dysfunction, also known as “ED,” which is probably the most annoying acronym in the world to guys named Ed.

21. RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE EJACULATIONS WITHOUT GOING SOFT

22. ERECTIONS NEED EXERCISE

If you don’t have regular erections, your penis muscles will atrophy just as your biceps will if you aren’t regularly lifting weights. Without a steady diet of boners, your penis can lose up to an inch in lengthand you don’t want that, do you?

23 RIDE THE LIGHTNING

Nitric oxide is caused naturally by lightning. Nitric oxide is also the chemical compound that increases blood flow to the penis and causes erections so sturdy, they may as wellbe lightning rods.

24. PURPLE HOMEWRECKER?

Euphemisms for “erection” include boner, hard-on, woodie, stiffie, pocket rocket, chubbie, throbbing gristle, and purple homewrecker.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/lorenzo-jensen-iii/2015/10/boning-up-on-boners-24-veiny-throbbing-facts-about-erections/

3 months ago, the FDA yelled at Kim Kardashian and revealed a much bigger problem.

Kim Kardashian, former breaker of the Internet and star of “That Show You Watch on the Treadmill,” is pregnant.


But will she get her baby body back??? AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW!!!

Unfortunately, pregnancy hasn’t been all baby bump, push present, and smooth sailing for the reality star. Like
most expectant mothers, Kardashian has suffered from occasional, painful bouts of morning sickness.

Fortunately,
unlike most of her pregnant cohort, Kardashian was able to take that suffering, grab it by the collar, and monetize the ever-loving bejeezus out of it.

For those who hate squinting, that’s Kardashian singing the praises of a morning sickness drug called Diclegis.

Just, you know, giving it some completely spontaneous love on social media. Like normal people do. For their 37 million friends. A genuine, heartfelt, totally-not-secretly-highly-compensated-stealth-endorsement from your bud, who definitely has real actual personal experience using the product in question.

Who
wouldn’t believe her?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for one.


Turns out, Kardashian’s post
was, in fact, a paid advertisement. (I know. Try to remain calm.) Not only was it a paid advertisement, but it was a paid advertisement that left out some pretty crucial information about some of the drug’s pretty nasty potential side effects.

Because of the vast reach of Kardashian’s Instagram feed, the agency was compelled to issue a response and it was an ornery one:

“The social media post is false or misleading in that it presents efficacy claims for DICLEGIS, but fails to communicate any risk information associated with its use and it omits material facts. Thus, the social media post misbrands DICLEGIS within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and makes its distribution violative. … These violations are concerning from a public health perspective because they suggest that DICLEGIS is safer than has been demonstrated.”

Two things should be immediately clear from the FDA statement.

1. It would make amazing Adele lyrics…


2. Taking medical advice from a reality TV star is a terrible idea.

Unfortunately, Kim Kardashian is just the tip of the iceberg…

Prescription drug ads in general even ones that do get their facts right are kind of the worst.


If you watch any TV at all, chances are you’ve seen at least a bajillion-and-a-half commercials urging you to “talk to your doctor” about Nexium, Cialis, Novorex, Fontainebleau, Prospector Pete’s Tooth Caulk, or what have you if you experience any number of vague, over-broad symptoms.


And sure, you could demand your doctor write you this or that prescription. And they’d probably smile and nod. Most likely, they’d try to gently talk you down. But there’s a chance they would just decide it’s not worth the trouble and give you what you want even if it’s a drug you don’t actually need. And that’s where the problem lies.

Asking a professional to disregard their hard-won expertise on the advice of a commercial is kind of ridiculous when you think about it.

How ridiculous? Just … imagine
any of the following scenarios:

“Donating to earthquake relief in Haiti? Talk to your charity about sending your cash to Sweden instead.”

“Claiming a deduction for that charitable gift you just made? Talk to your accountant about turning it into a home mortgage interest deduction!”

“And speaking of home, why does your home have to be made of bricks and mortar?
Talk to your builder about graham crackers and strawberry cream cheese.”


Doctors aren’t perfect, of course. They’re human, and they do get things wrong from time to time. But drug commercials are essentially hoping you’ll go to your physician and say, “Sure, you’ve got professional integrity, six years of graduate school, and took an oath to do no harm, but what about this 30-second B-roll of women in bathtubs voiced by the third lead actor from ‘Suits’ that I just saw? How does that stack up?”

They’re
trying to Kardashian you.

Not only are these ads often misleading, they also help drive up the price of drugs.

It’s no secret that Americans like things bigger and better.


A “small” in America.

Our towels are plusher. Our French fries are more fried. Our hats are larger.

And our drugs are the
most expensive in the world often double the price of what they are in other similarly wealthy countries.

The United States is one of only two countries in the world that allow direct-to-consumer drug ads and we pay extra for medicine because of it.


New Zealand is the other. Obviously, there’s worse company we could be in. Photo by thinboyfatter/Flickr.

Turn on British TV, and you won’t see Benedict Cumberbatch striding purposely across a cricket pitch, saying, “Pardon me, sir, but if it’s not terribly much of a bother, would you mind inquiring with your physician about Crumpetrex?” Watch television in Germany, and no one will urge you to “ASKEN ZE DOCTOR FIR SCHNITZELGRAZ!”

We are the only suckers who get those ads shoved in our faces. (New Zealanders do too, but they get hobbits in exchange.)

And pharmaceutical companies go buck-wild on these ads … spending $20 billion over the past five years.

That cost gets passed on to sick people (and to people who pester their dermatologist until she throws up her hands and signs over a prescription for Cialis so she can move on to her next wart-freezing already).

Regardless of our reasons for needing a medication, that’s not a cost we should be paying.

Like Kim Kardashian’s Instagram feed, drug commercials serve pretty much no practical purpose and there’s no reason they couldn’t quietly disappear forever.


That’s
what the American Medical Association the largest professional organization of physicians in the United States wants, which is why it voted to call for a ban on the ads last week.

“Today’s vote in support of an advertising ban reflects concerns among physicians about the negative impact of commercially driven promotions and the role that marketing costs play in fueling escalating drug prices,” Dr. Patrice Harris, a member of the AMA board, told the Chicago Tribune. (Come on, Adele, are you seeing this? So much gold here!)

That’s a great first step. But there’s still more that could be done.

Unfortunately, the AMA vote doesn’t address subtle social media ads like Kardashian’s, which could lead pharmaceutical companies to simply shift their ad dollars toward efforts on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. (And let’s be honest, who among us wouldn’t share a Facebook-optimized George Takei meme featuring dancing arthritic cats, sponsored by Celebrex?)


As for Kim Kardashian? She ultimately made good on her endorsement deal…

…and satisfied the FDA in the process.

#CorrectiveAd I guess you saw the attention my last #morningsickness post received. The FDA has told Duchesnay, Inc., that my last post about Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine HCl) was incomplete because it did not include any risk information or important limitations of use for Diclegis. A link to this information accompanied the post, but this didn’t meet FDA requirements. So, I’m re-posting and sharing this important information about Diclegis. For US Residents Only. Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women who have not improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis has not been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Do not take Diclegis if you are allergic to doxylamine succinate, other ethanolamine derivative antihistamines, pyridoxine hydrochloride or any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), as these medicines can intensify and prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol, or take other central nervous system depressants such as cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines, and medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or accidents. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. You should not breastfeed while using Diclegis. Additional safety information can be found at www.DiclegisImportantSafetyinfo.com or www.Diclegis.com. Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Maybe not … quite as catchy. But … progress?

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/kim-kardashian-got-in-big-trouble-with-the-fda-for-false-advertising-and-its-a-huge-deal?c=tpstream

Introducing The Only FDA-Approved Penis Implant

A Beverly Hills urologist has invented an FDA-approved penis implant. [Insert witty joke here.]

It sounds like a shady pop-up ad, but the penis enlarger is legit. Dr. James Elist’s Penuma, which comes in sizes L, XL and XXL, is a silicone sleeve that’s inserted under the skin of a man’s penis to make it longer and thicker. 

Men have desired larger penises probably since Adam compared his to the evil serpent who convinced Eve to take a bite of forbidden fruit (a metaphor you’ve never thought of until now, right?). And now they can have it, as long as they’re willing to shell out $13,000 and forgo sex for six weeks. 

As GQ reports in a lengthy investigation of the surgery and its inventor, Elist is the only doctor permitted by the FDA to perform the Penuma procedure. The doctor has inserted approximately 1,300 penile implants, the magazine reports, and a clinical study commissioned by Elist demonstrates a success rate of over 95 percent among men who agreed to participate in the study.  

Previous penis enlargement options have included injecting collagen or cadaver cells, while some practitioners cut a ligament in the groin so the penis hangs lower, making it seem longer. Both of these practices have caused problems such as a lumpy appearance or complications with erections, GQ reports.

WARNING: Graphic image below.

Here’s a visual that shows how the surgery works:

While having a monopoly on the only safe silicone penis enlargement sounds pretty darn lucrative on its own, Elist is currently pushing for the FDA to approve his product for sale so that other professionals can perform the procedure.  

Things to know about Penuma and the procedure:

Things to know about penises in general:

Learn more about Penuma over at GQ

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Stars Who Overshare About Their Sex Lives

Stars Who Overshare About Their Sex Lives

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Nick Cannon
Cannon once admitted that he made love to estranged wife Mariah Carey while listening to her music, adding that he’d masturbate to her tunes “when she’s not there.” “Sometimes there’s special nights when you turn the music on and sometimes it’s morning, you roll over and get it poppin’!”

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Nick Cannon
Cannon once admitted that he made love to estranged wife Mariah Carey while listening to her music, adding that he’d masturbate to her tunes “when she’s not there.” “Sometimes there’s special nights when you turn the music on and sometimes it’s morning, you roll over and get it poppin’!”
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Heidi Klum
“Some people are more experimental in bed and others are more boring. If you are wild and crazy, bring it on so the other person is well aware that you have little devil horns that come out every once in a while,” she confessed to Marie Claire, adding, “Its good to make an effort to dress up sometimes, to do things outside of the norm.”
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Kyra Sedgwick
The actress told Good Housekeeping she and Kevin Bacon have spiced up their love life now that children Travis, 23, and Sosie, 20, have headed off to college: “There’s a lot more walking around the house naked,” Sedgwick confesses.
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Gwyneth Paltrow
Speaking about Tracy Anderson’s fitness method, Paltrow told Redbook magazine: “It did such wonders for my life, my confidence, my sex life, everything.”
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Olivia Wilde
Wilde gave the crowd a mouthful when she shared personal details about her love life at the These Girls event at Joes Pub in October. She confessed that she and Jason Sudeikis have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.
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Cameron Diaz
“The fountain of youth [for me], let’s see…I guess it’s exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex,” Diaz told Vogue in 2010, adding, “yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It’s healthy, it’s natural, it’s what we are here to do!”
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Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada and Will have been married for 11 years and have two young children, but they know how to keep the spark alive. Jada told Redbook in 2011: “Be sneaky… your girlfriend’s house at a party. The bathroom. A bedroom. Think of places outside that are comfortable to have sex. Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Pull over on the side of the road… Just switch it up.”
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John Mayer
Remember when Mayer couldn’t keep his mouth shut about his sex life with ex-girlfriend, Jessica Simpson? “Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say,” he told Playboy in 2010, “It was like napalm, sexual napalm. Did you ever say, ‘I want to quit my life and just f**king snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to f**k you, I would start selling all my s**t just to keep f**king you?'”
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Lamar Odom
You can tell Im into the bald, Odom told George Lopez in 2010 while sitting with wife Khloe Kardashian. You got to keep it clean down there. Its disgusting if you let it go crazy.
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Michael Douglas
“God bless her, [Catherine Zeta-Jones] likes older guys,” Douglas told AARP. “And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years — Viagra, Cialis — that can make us all feel younger.”
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Robert Downey Jr.
TMI! “I was a compulsive, serial masturbator,” the actor confessed, adding, “I utilized that organ and rode it for everything it was worth.”
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Angelina Jolie
I am very lucky with Brad, she told the Telegraph. He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real mans man. Hes got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically hes a real man, in all things that it means. She also discussed having sex during pregnancy, telling EW, “Its great for the sex life. It just makes you a lot more creative, so you have fun.
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Ashlee Simpson
After reuniting with then husband Pete Wentz at the 2009 Australia MTV Awards, Simpson got a little ahead of herself, announcing: “Sorry we havent seen each other in a while, so were going to find a quiet place to go fornicate.” (Via the Courier Mail)
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Jessica Simpson
“Im kind of unstoppable right now,” Simpson told Ryan Seacrest about her sex life during pregnancy. “The Big O is, like, the biggest O ever.
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Ricki Lake
“When I get home [from rehearsals], I train horizontally,” Lake told People while she was competing on “Dancing with the Stars.”“[Partner Christian] has noticed a difference in my stamina over the last couple of weeks.”
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Sting
Sting loves to romance his wife Trudie Syler. “There’s a playfulness we have; I like the theater of sex,” he told Harper’s Bazaar. “I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up.”
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Zoe Saldana
“I like missionary and I like being on my knees too,” Saldana told Marie Claire. “And I love being on top … I love doggy-style or standing up.”
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Jane Fonda
“At 74, I have never had such a fulfilling sex life,” Fonda told Hello! magazine. “The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard, I feel totally secure with him. Often, when we make love, I see him as he was 30 years ago.”
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Kelsey Grammer
We didnt do anything much more than kiss for several months, Kelsey told Conan OBrien about seeing Kayte Walsh while he was still married to Camille Grammer. I just wanted to clear that up. She was worth the wait. I would think that would be difficult, Conan said, laughing. Kelsey replied, Well, for a guy that hadnt had sex for a decade it wasnt that hard!
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George Clooney
Although Clooney lost his virginity at the age of 16 (“young, very young, too young”), he told Rolling Stone he had his first orgasm when he was much younger. “I believe it was while climbing a rope when I was six or seven years old,” he explained. “I mean, nothing came out, but all the other elements were there. I remember getting to the top of the rope, hanging off the rope, and going, “Oh, my God, this feels great!”
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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/01/28/fda-approved-penis-implant-penuma-elist_n_9111032.html

A Hard Way To Die: 17 Viagra Horror Stories

A litany of death, injuries, and personal humiliation blamed on Viaggravating circumstances.

2. WIFE SPIKES WINE, HUSBAND HAS HEART ATTACK

In an attempt to spice up their lagging love live, the wife of a 50-year-old Italian construction worker spiked his wine with two crushed-up Viagra pills during one in 2007. She apparently wasn’t expecting it to give him a heart attack. But even though he nearly died, he was excessively forgiving and perhaps even submissive, which may have been at the root of his erectile issues in the first place:

3. PILL-COUNTING WIFE HAMMERS HUSBAND’S SKULL

In August 2007 an Englishwoman named Georgina Challen grabbed a hammer and smashed in her husband’s skull while he was eating lunch, killing him. She blamed her rageful outburst on the fact that she discovered him cheating by obsessively counting the dwindling numbers of his Viagra pills. As chaplains were coaxing her off the ledge of a famous suicide cliff in Beachy Head, she confessed to the murder and her motivation: I killed him with a hammer. I hit him lots of times. If I can’t have him, no one can.

4. A HEARTBROKEN YOUNG MAN’S VIAGRA HUMILIATION SUICIDE

A young British writer named James Andrews committed suicide on Valentine’s Day 2012 by walking in front of a train three days after his girlfriend of six weeks, ballet dancer Eleanor Sharpe, broke up with him. According to Sharpe, they had quarreled after Andrews admitted to her that he’d lied about not using Viagra to enhance his erections; furious at this lie, she had dumped him.

5. RUSSIAN MARATHON DEATH ORGY

Mechanic Sergey Tuganov, described by a British tabloid as a SEX-MAD Russian, accepted a $4,300 bet from two female friends that he would be unable to sexually keep pace with them for twelve hours. He scarfed down an entire of Viagra and successfully rutted with both girls for 12 hours. But he never got to collect his payoff: Withinmoments of winning the bet, he died of a Viagra-induced heart attack.

6. GANGRENE ON THE PEEN

A humble Colombian farmer in his mid-60s named Gentil Ramrez Polana who resided in a town with the fateful name of Gigante claims he intentionally took far more than the recommended dose of Viagra one day in 2013 to impress his girlfriend, only to wind up suffering a bone-bone that lasted several days and sent him into the hospital with an inflamed, fractured penis that showed signs of gangrene. Several initial reports erroneously claimed that Polana’s ding-dong was so far gone that he underwent penile amputation, yet he would like the world to know that even though he underwent emergency surgery to stop the spread of gangrene, he still has an intact and intermittently functional penis and that reports of its demise are premature.

7. THE SCHLONG THAT NEARLY EXPLODED

This story involves an injectable boner-enhancement drug called Trimix rather than Viagra, but it’s so severe that it deserves inclusionthat, plus the fact that when it first appeared on Reddit, the redditor who calls himself SoreCock” titled his infamous thread TIFU by injecting Viagra into my penis:

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SoreCock promised that despite his penile agony, he will try the injection again, but at a lower and more sensible dose.

8. LAMAR ODOM’S SWOLLEN SCROTUM

Originally known as an NBA player before he got sucked into the wormhole of antimatter known as the Kardashian family, Lamar Odom nearly died last fall at the Love Ranch brothel in Pahrump, NV. Odom was found unconscious after a four-day, $75K drugs-and-hooker binge involving crack cocaine and at least 10 tablets of an herbal Viagra tablet known as Reload 72-Hour Strong Sexual Performance Enhancer for Men, whose packaging includes a tasteful rendering of a woman kissing a phallic hybrid of a gun that is miraculously blossoming into a lipstick tube. According to E! News, virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system, yet Odom survived to party yet another day.

9. THE ‘HIMALAYAN VIAGRA’ MURDERS

An extremely rare fungus that grows out of the heads of dead caterpillars in Nepal is touted for its aphrodisiac properties and is known as Himalayan Viagra. It is so rare and fetches such high prices that it often leads to disputes among indigenous villagers. In June of 2009, nineteen villagers from one small mountain community used sticks and knives to beat seven rivals to death in a quarrel over who had the rights to harvest this legendary boner-inducing caterpillar fungus.

10. VIAGRA AS A WEAPON OF WAR

Before the US intervened and destabilized Libya to the point where it’s now a chaotic theocratic blood-and-guts rape paradise, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague accused Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi of supplying his troops with Viagra in order to facilitate the wanton raping of all who dared question his authority.

11. SKIN CANCER

Last year the widow of a Minnesota man named John Wood, Jr. sued Viagra producer Pfizer, Inc. for wrongful death after her husbandwho’d used the Little Blue Pill for 11 yearsdied of melanoma in 2009. A study published in 2014 alleged that men who took Viagra were 84% more likely to develop the deadly skin cancer than men who didn’t.

12. DEAFNESS

An article in England’s links 47 cases of rapid hearing loss to use of Viagra and analogues such as Levitra and Cialis. The statistic was gleaned from a scholarly paper in titled Viagra deafnessSensorineural hearing loss and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.

13. BLINDNESS

A neuro-ophthalmologist at the University of Maryland Medical center declared in 2001 that he’d found five cases where men permanently lost their eyesight as a direct result of taking Viagra. In 2010, the guitarist for the band Tokio Hotel claims he had blurry vision for two straight days after taking a few blue pills while on tour in Asia:

14. BRAIN HEMORRHAGES

A 2001 review of Viagra-related deaths in Britain revealed that use of the drugwhich causes the widening of blood vesselsresulted in four fatal brain hemorrhages. A brain hemorrhage is also suspected in the 2014 Viagra-related death of a young Turkish man.

15. BOOTLEG VIAGRA HEART ATTACK

The 1999 heart-attack death of an Illinois man was blamed on his use of bootleg Viagra he’d purchased online because he was embarrassed about telling his doctor he had a problem achieving and maintaining a stiffie.

16. DYING WITH THEIR BOOTS ON AT THE LOVE HOTEL

Japanese Love Hotels are lodging establishments that are essentially set aside for prostitution, if not explicitly so. In 2008 a proprietor of one such hotel said that he’d witnessed two Viagra-related fatalities due to older men consorting with young prostitutes:

17. WOMAN USES ‘VIAGRA SELF-DEFENSE’ ARGUMENT IN MURDER TRIAL

When 33-year-old Kansas City resident Mary Frost was standing trial for the stabbing death of her 77-year-old male roommate Oscar Fingers in 1998, she claimed that the old codger had been driven so insane with lust after gobbling Viagra that it forced him to attempt raping her, which of course forced her to stab him to death. The jury didn’t buy her alibi, and she was convicted of murder.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-goad/2016/02/a-hard-way-to-die-17-viagra-horror-stories/

Ex-teacher accused of abducting teen planned to go to Mexico, FBI says

Nashville (CNN)Former teacher Tad Cummins, who allegedly abducted his student in Tennessee and vanished for five weeks, planned to kayak to Mexico with the 15-year-old girl, authorities said.

Cummins, 50, and the teen threw their phones in a river and disabled their car’s GPS device to avoid detection, FBI agent Utley Noble said.
The two went missing on March 13, and were found on April 20 at a remote cabin in Northern California, ending a frenzied search that involved law enforcement agencies across the country.
    Cummins is charged with taking a minor across state lines for the purpose of sexual activity. He has not yet entered a plea. If convicted, he faces 10 years to life in prison.
    Cummins will remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge ruled Friday. Assistant US Attorney Sara Beth Myers presented Noble as a witness at a detention hearing.

    Plans to paddle to Mexico

    Cummins told authorities he had sexual contact with the teen “most nights” during their time on the run, Noble testified.
    While on the run, he bought an electronic tablet to keep up with news of their disappearance, along with a two-person kayak worth $1,500, Noble said.
    The pair planned to paddle to Mexico from Coronado Island in San Diego, he said. They used aliases of a married couple, John and Joanne Castro, so they would blend in once they crossed the border.
    Before ending up in California, they made stops in Alabama, where they threw their phones into the Tennessee River, federal authorities said. They also allegedly switched license plate tags from Tennessee to Alabama, then from Alabama to Colorado.
    Before he disappeared, Cummins left his wife a note saying he had gone to Virginia Beach to clear his head, the authorities said.
    “Don’t call the police. They’ll think I ran because I’m guilty and I’m not!” reads the note, which was entered into the court record.

    ‘I can’t explain what he’s done’

    Friday’s hearing was held to address Cummins’ request to be released from custody while he awaits trial.
    The request was denied by Magistrate Barbara Holmes, who deemed Cummins a flight risk and a danger to the public. The case is being heard in the Middle District of Tennessee.
    Cummins’ sister, Daffney Quinn, attended the hearing, along with his father, cousins and two daughters.
    Quinn defended Cummins’ character and tearfully described him as “the best brother a sister could ask for.”
    “I can’t explain what he’s done,” she testified. “Something has happened psychologically and mentally to cause what he’s done.”
    “I strongly believe that something is wrong with him, because the brother and man I know would never do something like this.”
    If Cummins were released before his trial, Quinn said his family would supervise him constantly and would be the first to turn him in if he broke any probation rules.
    Asked if her brother has expressed regret, she paused.
    “No. Not necessarily,” she said. “I don’t think he knew this would happen or realized he would be in this much trouble.”
    After the hearing, Cummins’ cousins, Tony and Jerry Brawner, said the most important thing is for the girl to get help.
    “It’s a horrible thing he’s done, and we don’t condone his actions,” they said. “But he’s family, and we still love him.”

    The disappearance

    Cummins and the girl disappeared March 13 as a police investigation into their relationship was heating up.
    The former high school health sciences teacher in Culleoka, Tennessee, had been suspended in February, less than a month after a student reported seeing him and the teenage girl kissing in a classroom.
    Authorities believe the teacher groomed the girl for nearly a year before they vanished.
    According to a criminal complaint, Cummins refilled a prescription for Cialis, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction; took out a cash loan; and made hotel reservations in Oklahoma. Investigators argue those actions show he was planning to leave with the girl.
    Cummins was fired the day after they disappeared.

    State charges

    Cummins also faces state charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said last month.
    He has pleaded not guilty.
    Tennessee law allows children older than 12 to decide whether to leave their families unless their removal or confinement “is accomplished by force, threat or fraud.”
    To prove kidnapping, prosecutors would need to show the teen was unlawfully removed or had her freedom restricted.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/13/us/tad-cummins-detention-hearing-mexico-plans/index.html

    The men who look for help online for erectile dysfunction might surprise you

    Jake is in urgent need of help. The 20-year-old posted on an online forum for MedHelp.org that his “penis is dead“most of the time and particularly around the girl hes currently dating, and yet perfectly erect around his ex. He’s desperate to find a solution and, in his own words, is at his wits end. Jakes on this forum, like so many men before him, to try to find comfortand answers.

    In his online posting, Jake wonders if his problem is mental or medical. He admits to having tried popular erectile dysfunction (ED) medications like Cialis and Viagra to no avail. So he’s turning to the other men who have experienced similar symptoms for answers. Much like amateur detectives trying to solve cold cases from their mother’s basement, he is trying to look for clues he may have missed.

    A few days later, another forum user chimes in, telling Jake he had a similar problem in his twenties. He asks Jake if he’s gotten an ultrasound? Could his masturbation frequency or technique have caused a blocked artery?

    It may sound strange, a 20-year-old fretting about extreme ED: after all, most commercials for treatment show a septuagenarian with blinding white veneers hanging off the side of a sailboat as he gazes seductively at a woman who looks like his wife of 40 years. But the data paints a much different picture about the type of men suffering from ED.

    According to a 2013 study from the International Society for Sexual Medicine, one in four new ED patients are men under 40. The study also showed that nearly half of the younger men in the study suffered from severe ED, “with comparable rates in older patients.”A 2012 study estimated that half of men from 40 to 70 have some form of ED.

    Analysis of these ever-growing online forums shows a similar and surprising skew toward the youngbut to a much more dramatic degree. According to the analysis done by U.K. online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctor with data from 3,962 unique posters spanning July 2007 to October 2015, more than 58 percent of men posting on this particular forum were 24-years-old or younger. Only 31 percent, in fact, were 30 and above. (While these men may seem disproportionately young, it’s important to bear in mind that more than half of Internet users worldwide are 34-years-old or younger.)

    Not all of the men turning to MedHelp, and forums like it, are in dire straights. Some are there to discussminor problems and others are there to compare the effectiveness of different medications, like the most popular Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. In a post titled “Cant get hard, does Cialis work?” a 33-year-old man describes his trouble keeping an erection during sex because of a beta blocker he takes called Metoprolol. “Will it counter-act the effects of the metoprolol and allow me to get and keep a hard erection?” he asks the forum.

    The doc said I could also try switching to Diltiazem a calcium channel blocker, he writes. I may do that too but I suspect that I’m going to need the Cialis anyway. I never even get spontaneous erections in the morning any more either. It’s ruined my self esteem because I’ve been too scared to have a sex life because I know my penis won’t perform in spite of me wanting to.

    He closes by asking “Does this medication really work?” Even after speaking to his doctor, hes not convinced of the advice hes been given. He’s seeking what so many other Internet users are seeking: positive affirmation.

    Perhaps because of their anonymity online, these men speak openly about very personal sex-related problems. “One of the most surprising things we saw was the transparency of these issues and how candidly they were speaking to online communities,” Erin Hogg, speaking on behalf of Superdrug Online Doctor, told the Daily Dot via phone. “Its a very private issue and guys dont want to talk to their friends about this stuff. are anonymous, safe places to get things off their chests.”

    Some of the language is, well, quite blunt. In another post on MedHelp.org called Penis is bent, a man describes, well, exactly what it sounds like.

    MedHelp.org

    Tristan Harris, the project manager/researcher on the Superdrug study told the Daily Dot in a phone interview that these type of freak injuries that people described were the one of the most surprising elements: “A lot of the posts were mentioning different types of injuries. Its definitely kind of terrifying to see.”

    Scrolling through the hundreds of posts on MedHelp, you’ll see ones like “Severe accident to testicles,” “Penis fractured/broken/snapped,” and “Leaking veins.” It’s enough to make even the most macho man recoil in his leather recliner.

    While ED is a physical issue for some patients, for many its a mental issue. And the study showed that the word most often associated with ED and mental health was porn. One forum user, after explaining that hes unable to sustain an erection with his new girlfriend, surmises that its probably due to all the porn he watched before they were together.

    I am thinking that it is porn induced ED, I can usually climax after watching porn, but I am having real troubles in even staying erect for sex. I was thinking about taking Panax Ginseng, in hopes of helping me stay erect during sex. Ive been reading on the whole rebooting treatment for porn induced ED (which would take 2 months at minimum), but again I am quite afraid of losing her due to a non existent or just extremely awkward sex life.

    Porn was far and away the most popular word associated with how these men self-diagnosed their mental ED, with variations including “Internet porn” and “porn addiction.” Some also attributed it to “performance anxiety.”

    While it’s encouraging to see men reaching out to other men while experiencing a problem, there is some concern that men may seek this sort of anonymous, private counsel instead of from a professional. “There are plenty of good and bad resources online, naturally. You can get lousy advice about everything from selecting the perfect wine for your meal to changing your motor oil,” Fred Wyand of the American Sexual Health Association told the Daily Dot via email. “So of course the potential for misinformation regarding health issues is ever present and is also the reason why one should not allow forums or any website to replace the advice and guidance of their health care professional.”

    Wyand sees forums like MedHelp, and others like Daily Strength and Reddits various subreddits on the subject, primarily as places for community but certainly not for expert opinions. “Forums are especially good at providing support, a sense of understanding from others going through something similar,” he continued. “But of course one should always consider the source and go back to the doctor or nurse with questions.”

    The Internet can be a resource for people going through more or less any problem under the sun. From dealing withsobriety, to going throughweight loss, communities exist to help people stay the course and learn from the experience of others. What is perhaps most interesting about the ED forums is that it paints a very different picture of the type of man who is experiencing the issue: hes not only just old, white and rich. This man is oftentimes young, scared and alone, and other men are there to lift him upso to speak.

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    Read more: http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/erectile-dysfunction-forum-study/

    Tad Cummins makes first appearance in federal court

    Nashville, Tennessee (CNN)Tad Cummins, the 50-year-old fired teacher accused of taking a 15-year old student from Tennessee across state lines for sexual purposes, appeared Tuesday in a Nashville federal court.

    As Cummins came into the courtroom, he looked at his two daughters and sister and mouthed the words, “I love you,” to them.
    He gave soft, contrite responses to Magistrate Barbara Holmes.
      Cummins faces a charge of taking a minor across state lines for the purpose of sexual activity. If convicted, he would face a minimum of 10 years in prison on that charge. It is possible more charges will be added, officials have said.
      Holmes asked Cummins whether he understood the charge.
      “Yes, ma’am,” he said.
      He told Holmes he could not afford a lawyer.
      Cummins’ sister, Daphne Quinn, was in the second row and appeared to be taking notes.
      Cummins will make another appearance Friday before a magistrate. He is being held at a jail in Kentucky after being extradited this week from California.
      Before his capture in April, Cummins and the young woman he told others was his wife slipped into a remote Northern California community unrecognized.
      Cummins was arrested — and the girl was found safe — outside a cabin in Cecilville on April 20, ending a 39-day hunt for the teen who was reported missing some 1,900 miles away in her hometown south of Nashville.

      The disappearance

      Cummins and the girl disappeared March 13 as a police investigation into their relationship was heating up.
      A high school health sciences teacher in the town of Culleoka, Cummins had been suspended in February, less than a month after a student reported seeing him and the 15-year-old kissing in a classroom.
      Authorities believe the teacher groomed the girl for nearly a year before they left and headed west. He told her stories about what he said was his past as a CIA and FBI agent flush with cash, her father has said.
      According to a criminal complaint, Cummins refilled a prescription for Cialis, took out a cash loan, and made hotel reservations in Oklahoma, actions investigators say show he was planning to leave with the girl.
      He was fired the day after they disappeared.

      State charges

      Cummins also faces state charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said last month.
      Tennessee law allows children older than 12 to decide whether to leave their families unless their removal or confinement “is accomplished by force, threat or fraud.”
      To prove kidnapping, prosecutors will need to show the teen was unlawfully removed or had her freedom restricted.

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/us/tennessee-teacher-tad-cummins-court/index.html