á”Ą Sydney Morning Herald
Only in America could you sue for getting a woody while riding a motorbike. SOme people actually take drugs for long lasting erections and this guy wants to sue for it?
A Californian motorcycle enthusiast has taken legal action after a bike seat gave him long lasting erections.
Straight from the â€śonly in Americaâ€ť files comes this â€“ a Californian man is suing BMW North America over a seat that gave him a severe case of priapism (A persistent, lasting erection) that has lasted for 20 months.
Henry Wolf claims his 1993 BMW motorcycle, or more specifically the bikeâ€™s â€śridge-likeâ€ť seat, gave him a â€śsevere case of priapismâ€ť when he took it for a four-hour ride on May 1, 2010, according to theÂ Courthouse News Service.
Wolf is suing BMW North America and the seatâ€™s manufacturer, Corbin-Pacific, in a product liability lawsuit in the California Superior Court in San Francisco, claiming the â€śnegligent design, manufacture and/or installation of the seatâ€ť has caused the painful condition.
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Narrow, â€śbananaâ€ť style seats similar to the one reportedly fitted to Wolfâ€™s motorcycle have been associated with problems such as genital numbness and even erectile dysfunction, however Wolfâ€™s case is the first known to tackle the opposite side of the problem.
The court notes state the Wolf â€śhas been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle rideâ€ť including â€śsubstantial emotional and mental anguishâ€ť and the inability to engage in sexual activity.