What’s With the Banana Peels?

This article is floating around the Internet:

Doctors beg men not to masturbate with banana peels

It’s in the NY Post so maybe it is fake news. Anyway, you can read the details in the article. I just love that they found this doc:

However, Dr. Diana Gill of prescription service Doctor-4-U cautions against the perverse practice. “You could develop a rash and sores on the penis which can be painful and might lead to infection,” Gill told the Sun. Not only that, but she claims a person with a fruit or latex allergy could be more susceptible to a reaction from a banana skin.

“A person with a banana allergy is more likely to be allergic to other substances such as latex or other fruits and vegetables,” she said. “So if you’re allergic to latex condoms you may also be allergic to banana skins.”

Sorry, Diana, this is what you will be known for for a long time.

Now, I am off to get myself some bananas.

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  6 comments for “What’s With the Banana Peels?

  1. S T E V E
    January 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    How come men get just the peal when women get the entire banana?

  2. arf
    January 27, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I bet the local Big Box will add this to mandatory preventive counseling.

  3. R Stuart
    January 27, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    WTF is Doctor-4-U?

    • Douglas Farrago MD
      January 27, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      They’re from the Banana Republic

  4. Pat
    January 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    U.S. foreign policy in Central America was anchored to the fortunes of the United Fruit Company which was based in banana exports, giving rise to the so-called “banana republics.”

    And then Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal, after an infamous “Playboy” interview.

    None of this is coincidental.

  5. Sir Lance-a-lot
    January 26, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Doug, that’s just bananas!

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