For many men, getting an erection is as simple as breathing. But it's an incredibly complex process involving a precise sequence of psychological and physiological events that can easily go wrong. Here's how erections work — and how science is helping millions of men keep it up.
We know Viagra is good at keeping human penises erect. And shouldn't that be enough? Not for one horticultural expert who claims the drug does the same for cut flowers.
Look at those two devices above. Both devices are from the late 1800s and electrified, and I wouldn't wish either of them upon my worst enemy. Can you determine what they are? Your prize will be knowledge and horror.
The Czech Republic has been administering phallometric tests to determine whether homosexual asylum-seekers from gay-unfriendly countries are actually gay. Needless to say, no one is particularly enthused by this policy.
You may think you have a powerful erection, but how do you know? The Erectile Quality Monitor is here to help.
For the record, I would like to state that I'm really bored of these outsized erections popping up all over the Arabian Peninsula. This one is going up in the Dubai Marina. It's called the Infinity Tower (because that is how long it seems that we have been covering these giant penile substitutes that are currently…