So what happens when they're not made out of binder? Well, you learn a new word:
A 23-year-old male from the Dominican Republic spent five days in hospital suffering from an attack of priapism while doctors battled in vain to encourage his hideously empurpled member to succumb to deflatory treatment. ....Those TV ads that say seek medical attention if your (ahem) lasts longer than four hours? How about six days? Boy, howdy.
"A young patient was admitted a few days ago with a priapic problem. We carried out the usual treatments to encourage the penis to soften, but didn't manage to obtain the desired result."
The Reg has - as you would expect - the finest dry snark.
The lovely and encyclopedic Mrs. Borepatch tells me that if I watched Doctor shows of the TV, I'd know that word.