Posted by R. Berg on October 14, 2001
In Reply to: Well hung posted by Terry on October 14, 2001
: I was given to understand that the origin of the term well hung referred to the sad physiological effect of having one's spine broken, as when hung by the neck, with a resultant instantaneous penile erection. If the subject was not well hung, or hung well, then there was no erection.
: yes? no?
That sounds questionable. I believe hanging kills by suffocation, not by spine-breaking. If the operative feature of hanging were the breaking of the neck, it would produce quadriplegia but not necessarily death. Anyway, doesn't "well hung" usually refer to a man's endowment in the relaxed state rather than his potency?