From SF Weekly:
Local Man Claims BMW Ride Gave Him a Permanent Boner
Turns out BMWs aren’t always a chick magnet.
Sadly, a San Francisco man had to find out the hard way how unpleasurable a BMW ride can be — literally. According to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco this week, Henry Wolf says his BMW motorcycle’s ridge-like seat gave him a “severe case of priapism,” otherwise known as a really, really long (lasting) erection.
On the surface, that sounds like nothing more than a literalization of why guys buy motorcycles in the first place. But Wolf claims his constant erection has ruined his sex life — and we’re guessing that’s more painful than the erection itself.
The complaint states that on May 1, 2010, Wolf was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacfic seat for about four hours when he noticed he had a hard and painful erection, which he now blamed on BMW and its deficiently designed seat.
“Plaintiff … has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride. He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish,” his lawyer states.
Wolf is suing BMW of North America and Corbin-Pacific, seeking damages for lost wages, personal injury, medical expenses, product liability, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Perhaps Wolf should trade in his BMW for a minivan — those are definitely boner-killers.