Clinical Case Report Series

Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 469-470

First online:

Pentaethylene-Terephthalate (PET) Bottles: A New Device for Autoerotic Strangulation of the Penis Causing Serious Injury

  • Thomas A. VoegeliAffiliated withDepartment of Urology, University of Duesseldorf Email author 
  • , Peter J. EffertAffiliated withDepartment of Urology, University of Duesseldorf

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Strangulation of the penis by application of constricting devices may present a challenge for the treating physician. Depending on the type of constricting material, special equipment is essential for successful removal of the foreign bodies. We report a new form of constricting device, the neck of a Coca Cola bottle made of Pentaethylene-terephthalate (PET). Particular difficulties were encountered upon removal. Technical details of this case are described. Prior literature on the treatment of penile strangulation is discussed.

Key Words

penis strangulation constriction autoeroticism