Which deaths cause angel lust?
April 18, 2011 11:50 AM Subscribe
Which circumstances lead to an erection after death?
posted by Hactar to Science & Nature (6 answers total)
The wikipedia article
specifically talks only about hanging and other damage to the spinal cord. Is this the only way that "angel lust" occurs, or can it occur in other circumstances? Other articles that I can find online talk about gravity causing it, but the only methods of death specified are hanging, head trauma and certain poisons. (I was thinking of crucifixion specifically, although I was doubting it, given that the body dies of suffocation, which would indicate that blood would not suddenly pool in an area of the body after death. But now I'm curious and want to know.)