Semen injections for back pain? Things did not go swimmingly

This is toxic masculinity at its most literal

In the first reported case of its kind (thankfully), an Irish man ended up with a serious skin infection after injecting himself with his own semen.


The 33-year-old presented to a Dublin hospital complaining of severe lower back pain three days after lifting a heavy object.

The patient, who had a history of chronic back pain, also displayed a small erythematous area on his right arm, according to a case report in the Irish Medical Journal.

It was then that he revealed his self-devised semen ‘cure’, admitting he had been administering