Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Waivers in the Bedroom

A Massachusetts court ruled that a woman is Not Liable For Sex Injuries

that she allegedly caused during an encounter with her boyfriend. The boyfriend claimed that she "shifted" positions in such a manner that fractured his penis, which, even after emergency surgery and counseling, has resulted in his sexual dysfunction. He wanted damages from his girlfriend, but the court said that there was nothing "wanton or reckless" in her behavior.

Let me say I am glad that the court dismissed this claim. I would hate to think of the precedent it could have set had it turned in favor of the plaintiff. Although I admit I'd be a little Pee'd if my little partner wound up in a sling, too.

I don't think they're still dating.


Bookworm said...

Somehow I keep getting this image of Loreena Bobbit flashing through my head. Penis fractures can happen -- I'd heard about them before -- but they'd always struck me as being the result of bad luck, not a deliberate effort to sabotage a relationship!

Michelle said...

OMG, imagine the line up of men ready to put claims in if this was successful!!