On “safe” sex

Oh, come on!

A 27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. Inspite of trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for the preceeding four months, her symptoms did not improve. A subsequent chest radiograph showed non-homogeneous collapse-consolidation of right upper lobe. Videobronchoscopy revealed an inverted bag like structure in right upper lobe bronchus and rigid bronchoscopic removal with biopsy forceps confirmed the presence of a condom. Detailed retrospective history also confirmed accidental inhalation of the condom during fellatio.

Look, I’ve lost things before. I’ve even lost track of a condom before. Well, sort of. Skip it. It’s not nearly so … um … yeah, so entertaining isn’t quite the right word here. But, really. I mean, the first question to mind is, “How drunk do you have to be?” The second is, “How much crack do you have to smoke?” The third and fourth are pretty much the same thing, although the fifth treads into Darwin’s realm.

What? What! Don’t look at me like that ….

(Hat tip to Dominic Holden at Slog.)