STUDY: Penile cancer linked to bestiality

Wow, you really can find the craziest things when surfing the Web but the fact that they actually conducted a study into whether there was a connection between bestiality and penile cancer in first case should be equally bothersome.

Yet this is exactly what a urologist in Brazil did recently when Stenio de Cassio Zequi of San Paulo took a look at 492 men from rural Brazil, ranging in age of 18 to 80. Of those 492 men it turns out that 118 had been diagnosed with penile cancer.

Now this is where the wackiness starts as of the 188 men with penile cancer 45% confessed to have had sexual relations with animals compared with 32 percent of the healthy males. Of those that admitted to getting all cozy with animals 59 percent had been doing it with animals for one to five years and 21 percent for more than five years.

As for the lucky animals – well they ranged from horses to pigs and from cows to chickens. Yes. Chickens.

Apparently penile cancer, while rare in the United States accounts for up to 10 percent of male cancers in Africa, Asia, and South America. It is suggested that animal secretions may be toxic to humans and that as a result of scratches and cuts becoming infected there could be some currently unrecognized microorganism responsible for causing these cases of penile cancer.

Excuse me while I now go and be sick.

via MedicalXpress