Artificial penile nodules: case reports

Genitourin Med. 1986 Apr;62(2):123-5. doi: 10.1136/sti.62.2.123.


An interesting cultural practice of implanting foreign bodies under the skin of the penis for enhancing sexual excitement in the man's sexual partner is described. Recognition of this is important to venereologists because of their primary concern with the genital area. The term artificial penile nodule has been suggested for the condition resulting from this practice.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penis*
  • Self Mutilation / diagnosis*