ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. 'Sexual intercourse is kicking death in the ass while singing.'. Charles BukowskiACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. 'Sexual intercourse is kicking death in the ass while singing.'. Charles Bukowski

etj In 1970, a woman sued the Municipal Railways of San Francisco after a fairly minor cable car accident allegedly left her with cuts, bruises and very severe nymphomania.

In the five years since the event, she had slept with more than 500 men: 10 of her lovers revealed she had been an easy conquest and psychologists blamed fear for causing her newfound urge. The jury took five minutes to find for her and award $50,000.

etj In 1988, in New York, a 34-year-old man was admitted to hospital with a permanent erection after injecting cocaine into his urethra, with the aim of heightening pleasure during sex. It ultimately led to gangrene which cost him nine fingers, both legs and his penis.

etj The dangerous act of masturbation with a vacuum cleaner is apparently not as rare as it should be and has landed many practitioners in hospital. Injuries include losing the glans penis, etj Kenneth Pinyan, aka Mr Hands, of Seattle died of a perforated colon after submitting to anal intercourse with an Arab stallion called ‘Bullseye’, an act he had videotaped.

Asphyxiophilia – the practice of attempting to heighten orgasm by reducing the normal amount of oxygen and blood to the brain – has produced such notable casualties as Stephen Milligan, a Conservative MP, 1994, who was found dead in his London flat wearing stockings and suspenders with a piece of cord tied from his neck to his ankles – bizarrely, he had a segment of satsuma in his mouth (probably in a vain attempt to stop him passing out) – and possibly Michael Hutchence of INXS in 1997, whose death was officially given as suicide. The first recorded case of auto-erotic asphyxia was of Czech composer and double bassist Frantisek Kotzwara in 1791, who tied his neck with a ligature which was fastened to a doorknob and died having sex with a prostitute. She had refused his earlier request to cut off his testicles.

 

DEAD AND BURIED

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. 'Sexual intercourse is kicking death in the ass while singing.'. Charles Bukowski

% In ancient Rome, the bustuariae – grave-watchers – were ^ specialized prostitutes who worked in cemeteries, some even Щ taking their clients inside the tombs.

& In 1933, radiologist Carl Tanzer took his obsession with a dead patient to the extreme. Keeping her body in an above-ground tomb, he reconstructed her with plaster of Paris and clothed her. The woman’s sister suspected him of necrophilia and eventually found

her rather well-dressed, decomposed sibling Ф in Tarver’s bed.

& In delicato flagrante morto – death during sex – has allegedly claimed notables such as the president of France, Felix Faure, in 1899, who apparently died of apoplexy while receiving oral sex in his office. Reports also point to one-time US vice president Nelson Rockefeller meeting his demise during the act with his 26-year-old research assistant in 1979.