The New York Post recently dredged up an amusing mid-2019 Reddit post , in which one young man detailed his near-death experience using a banana peel to rub one out. (Spoiler alert: It wasn't the banana itself that nearly killed him, but the slippery aftermath of the act.)

Mere seconds in, I began to notice the mess I was making, wrote the original poster . The banana peel still had remnants stuck to the sides, and my meat stick was liquifying it. Despite the fact that there was now black goop running down my balls and thighs, I was determined to finish because mama didn't raise no quitter.

The young man was confused by how a seemingly empty banana was able to produce so much liquid, which leads one to wonder: How rotten was this old-ass banana? By the time he ejaculated, the entirety of my body from the waist down was absolutely covered in the banana's dark liquid and below me was a puddle of it.

When he went to the bathroom to clean up, he slipped (as one does with banana peels) and banged his head against the toilet seat.

[I] barely lived to survive the tale, he wrote.

While many comments mercilessly teased the original poster, asking why he would even consider using a BP, some men came to his defense.

I have been doing it for years and it's great, commented one man. It is the closest thing there is to a blow job.

Masturbating with banana peels isnt new. When I was in junior in college eight years ago, I gave it a try, but per the advice of my friends, I microwaved the peel first to warm it up. I remember the experience requiring a lot of work for relatively little reward.

But now, it seems, the younger generation has finally stumbled upon the age-old masturbation technique.

But how bad is it really to use a BP to JO?

Im not familiar with any research that can speak directly to whether this practice is a good or bad idea, says , research fellow at the Kinsey Institute and author . That said, I suspect that this is likely pretty low risk as far as masturbatory techniques go; however, I can see the potential for it to result in things like skin irritation.

Thats why Lehmiller recommends erring on the safe side and investing in a masturbation sleeve. (FYIheres a recommendation of our six favorite masturbation sleeves .)

Having used both a banana peel and a designated jerk off sleeve, I can safely say the latter feels far superior...and you're not going to slip and die.