NCBI ROFL: On how not to lose your marbles.

By ncbi rofl | September 25, 2009 3:00 pm

Fijian penis marbles: an example of artificial penile nodules.

“Artificial penile nodules are inert objects inserted beneath the skin of the penis to enhance the pleasure of female sexual partners during intercourse. The practice is most common among men from southeast Asia. This report describes a Fijian man who had an artificial penile nodule made from a whittled-down plastic toothbrush handle. Although some authors believe that the use of artificial penile nodules arose after World War II, the practice was discussed in the Kama Sutra, the classic Indian treatise on love.”

  • Anonymous

    Who else rethought the real meaning of "Mr Bean" right now…?


    In the Philippines, we know penis marbles better by the name "Bulitas". And I must say, there are still a number of us who use this to pleasure our wives. Coincidentally, our country is currently in the midst of a population crisis.

  • KLT

    a toothbrush handle??? wow…nothing says romance with a visual image like that. =)
    Come on now!…when a person thinks they need to resort to 'extremes' like that, I'd say they've got an entirely different type of problem that needs adjusting 'upstairs'! lol
    Is it just me?…or does it seem like the couples who struggle with emotional intimacy issues tend to resort to such 'over-the-top extravaganzas' which are designed strictly for the 'physical' senses, in order to make up for what's missing?


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