Man Sues BMW for Persisting Erection

    The logo of the BMW automobile company on the German carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the preview day ahead of the opening of the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva. The show in the wealthy Swiss city attracts an expected 700,000 paying visitors and 260 exhibitors from 31 countries. AFP PHOTO/ FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A California man who set out on a short but exhilarating motorcycle ride got off the bike with a long-lasting thrill. Henry Wolf has sued BMW North America and a motorcycle-seat maker claiming that a four-hour ride on his 1993 bike with a ridgelike seat has given him “a severe case of priapism” (a persistent, lasting erection) that he’s sustained for 20 months, ever since that fateful ride he took in September 2010. Apparently Wolf is “now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.” According to the suit, Wolf wants compensation from BMW and the seat maker for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress, and “general damage.”

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