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A California man has filed a lawsuit against BMW North America and a motorcycle-seat maker claiming that a 4-hour round-trip ride on his 1993 BMW motorcycle with a “ridge-like” seat gave him “a severe case of priapism (a persistent, neverending erection)” that’s lasted 20 months and counting.

While there have been concerns about narrow “banana” motorcycle seats causing loss of feeling in the pubic area — for men and women — this is one of the rare instances that has resulted in a lawsuit being filed.

The product liability lawsuit against BMW and well-known after market seatmaker Corbin-Pacific (reported first by Courthouse News Service in California) was filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco by Henry Wolf and his lawyer.

The Wolf v. BMW lawsuit alleges that Wolf has continued to suffer with an erection since the September 2010 ride — and, as we know from erectile dysfunction ads, anything past 4 hours is a problem.

The lawsuit for emotional distress says Wolf is “unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”

According to the lawsuit, Henry Wolf wants compensation from BMW and Corbin-Pacific for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and “general damage.”