Doctors are warning men not to use banana peels to pleasure themselves after a trend emerged on social media.
Some have been placing their penises into banana peels while masturbating, and others even heat it up in the microwave to keep it warm.
These men claim banana peels have a slime that gives a similar feeling to getting oral sex.
But medics are now warning men that the bizarre act could result in painful sores and rashes. It may also trigger an infection as contact with the fruit’s protein can lead to flare-ups in some individuals.
“You could develop a rash and sores on the penis which can be painful and might lead to infection,” said Dr. Diana Gill of Doctor-4-U.
She also warned that this trend could be especially dangerous for those with allergies.
“A person with a banana allergy is more likely to be allergic to other substances such as latex or other fruits and vegetables,” she continued.
“So if you’re allergic to latex condoms you may also be allergic to banana skins.”
The doctor’s warning comes after a series of posts on Reddit claimed that banana peels feel like receiving oral sex.
“I have been doing it for years and it’s great,” one Reddit user admitted. “It’s the closest thing there is to a blow job, trust me I’ve had hundreds of them.”
A platform dedicated to being ‘The Ultimate Male Masturbation Resource’ even advised: “Simply peel a banana (you can eat it later), slip the peel over your penis, and masturbate with it.
“The banana slime is a great lubricant. You can warm the peel in the microwave for added sensations.
“Also, you might have better results if you peel the banana by making just one cut in the peel and removing the fruit through the single cut.
“You can then cut off the end of the banana peel and insert your penis through that end.”
One internet user, who claims to be 78, commented: “I have used the banana skin technique occasionally for many years.”
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