Spoiler alert! All the men who prefer their woman on top, brace yourself for it is it the most dangerous sex position in the history, claims a new study.
According to researchers in Brazil, who examined the cases of the 44 men who attended 3 hospitals, the woman-on-top position while making love was responsible for half of all 'penile fractures' sustained during sex, the Independent reported.
28 fractures were sustained during heterosexual sex, four during homosexual sex, six after 'penis manipulation' and four in circumstances which remain unclear.
The scientists explained it may due to the fact that a woman's entire body weight was on the penis. While the harm for her was generally minor, it was major for the man.
Half of the patients also admitted to have heard an audible crack and feeling pain after the incident; and while most of them did go to hospital within the next five or six hours, the authors noted that since the injury was relatively uncommon and could cause embarrassment, most people tend to put off seeking medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the researchers also revealed that the safest sex position was the traditional man-on-top or missionary position, as 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, minimizing it.
The study is published in the journal Advances in Urology.