Cervix injuries? Penis fractures? No thanks.
Thanks to the kamasutra there really are a whole array of sex positions to trial and test out there, including the new found astral sex position. But do you know the hidden dangers that can come from doing the deed? And we’re not just talking about the fact cases of syphilis are on the rise.
Yes, a new scientific study has now shed light on the painful price we could be paying thanks to the playful antics we get up to in the bedroom.
From penile fractures to cervix injuries and unwanted genital swelling, getting down to business under the sheets is actually a lot more dangerous than you might think – especially if you’re a fan of more than just the classic missionary position.
The study found that the ‘woman on top’ (also known as the cowgirl) position is the most dangerous sex position out there and is responsible for half of penile fractures that occur in the bedroom.
Coming in second (pun intended) the ‘doggy style’ sex position is behind 29% of sex related injuries, whilst the classic ‘man on top’ scenario caused just 21% of afflictions.
For their research doctors and academics looked at patients across three A&E units with suspected ‘penile fractures’ over a 13 year period. Half of the men admitted to hospital reported hearing a crack before experiencing any pain, with some also experiencing symptoms of swelling.
‘Our study supports the fact that sexual intercourse with ‘woman on top’ is the potentially riskiest sexual position related to penile fracture,’ it was concluded in the Advances in Urology journal.
‘Our hypothesis is that when woman a is on top she usually controls movement with her entire body weight landing on the erect penis, not being able to interrupt it when the penis suffers a wrong way penetration, because the harm is usually minor in a woman ,with no pain, but major in the penis.
On the contrary, when the man is controlling the movement, he has better chances of stopping the penetration energy in response to the pain related to the penis harm, minimising it.’