Neuron Culture

Below, the “jugum penis,” designed to prevent “nocturnal lincontinence” (aka masturbation). One of many wonders in a new London Science Museum online exhibit of historical medical objects called “Brought to Life,” as featured in this New Scientist photo essay.

Don’t try these at home.


  1. #1 Taylor Dobbs
    March 5, 2009

    I’m not even sure I want to know how these things work. It may prevent nocturnal lincontinence but probably was the source of many nightmares! Cool post, though.

  2. #2 Frank the SciencePunk
    March 5, 2009

    Did they borrow this from the Wellcome Collection at Euston Square? The Wellcome Trust has a fantastic array of medical curiosities, including one of these. Well worth checking out.

  3. #3 Fogia
    September 2, 2009

    so great, thanks for sharing!

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