01/05/2012 08:22 BST | Updated 01/05/2012 08:30 BST

Motorcyclist Sues BMW After ‘Suffering' 20-Month Erection

Henry Wolf has a problem - a problem that he wants BMW to do something about. The problem he has is that he's suffering from a nigh-on non-stop erection, allegedy caused by the seat on his BMW motorbike... and he's angry enough to go to the courts about it.

San Francisco resident Mr. Wolf is suing not only the bike's manufacturer, BMW of North America, but also the company that made the bike's special 'after-market' seat, Corbin-Pacific Inc., because of the "personal injury, lost wages, product liability and emotional distress" he has suffered.

Wolf is claiming that this "a persistent, lasting erection" caused by "the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by [the] defendants" has now made him "unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish" - all according to the civil suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court.

"It's been long-known that compression of the neurovascular supply to the penis - if it's compressed for a period of time, whether it be on a bicycle seat or some other device - it can actually cause prolonged numbness of the genitalia," the Michigan Institute of Urology's Dr. Michael Lutz told CBS Detroit.

"Not only in men, but women can also get numbness in that region if they’re compressing those nervous structures to that region of the body."

For more details on this extraordinary story, take a look at this video report below.