On Tuesday, a man in Munich was probably one of the first men to ever not worry about lasting longer.
According to Die Welt, the Munich fire department had to come to a man's rescue to free him from 13 metal penis rings after he had been unable to get them off for four days.
Once the agony was simply too much, the 52-year-old ran to the emergency admission of the Munich hospital, but even the doctors there weren't able to help – they called in the fire department.
It was an “elaborate and extremely careful” process commented the fire department after an hour of removing each ring one by one.
The poor 52-year-old must have nearly fainted when the officials marched up with two angle grinders to free him from his pain.
But 13 rings? The Local turned to the employees of Berlin's Dildoking sex store to ask the obvious questions:
“I can't give an estimate of how big his penis is, but it doesn't have to be particularly big, because there are different sized rings,” said salesman Martin Bertram.
“Also, people like to use greater numbers of rings in order to stretch their penis – it's a specific fetish,” he added.
According to him, this fetish has been in trend ever since penis rings came into existence.
In December fire services battled a spate of penis ring mishaps in the northern town of Osnabrück, cutting two men free from their guilty pleasures within a matter of hours.
Nevertheless the German Association of Fire Departments (Deutscher Feuerwehrvebrand e.V.), told The Local they ahve no campaign under way to enlighten people on the use of the sex toy.
But sexuality.about.com came up with 10 things to look out for when engaging in penile quoits, including using lubricants and engaging in the activity with a partner.
Or, don't resort to the metal rings “but just use synthetic ones “, advises Martin Bertram.