Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/16/dagger_danger/
Jamaica cracks down on 'daggering' after broken todger upswing
Dance craze or sexual practice? Who knows
Jamaican doctors have warned of the dangers of daggering, after being presented with a forest of fractured penises over the last year.
Either way, the practice is threatening to undermine the manhood of the island nation.
The Sun reports that Doctors have seen a trebling of cases of broken penises in the last year, which they are attributing to rough intercourse. They warn the condition can result in permanent damage.
A doctor at Kingston Public Hospital told the paper that “During very rigorous intercourse the man can hit the woman’s pubic bone and sustain a fracture. There is a loud popping sound, excruciating pain and swelling.”
Fully dressed, dance style daggering can be equally dangerous, with the Jamaica Star reporting the case of one 34 year old dance-goer who "decided to follow the instructions of the selector and 'dagger' the nearest female."
The man's putative partner didn't care to dance, and bit his bottom lip to make her point.
As he told the paper, she declined to release him once she had a grip: "Mi deh a Chubby Dread memorial, rouna Southside and di selector seh mi mus hold har. So mi start dagger and she jus spin roun an bite mi. Mi bawl out fi di people dem hear mi. Di people dem seh mi mus hold on pan her, but she neva waan let mi go."
The would-be daggerer says he will only dagger with permission in future.
If that isn't warning enough, the government is clamping down, with the national broadcaster being told to ditch songs with daggering lyrics. How the state plans to police the other style of daggering remains to be seen. ®