Don’t do this in your bedroom tonight. Most dangerous sex positions revealed
The study, which was published in the Journal of Impotence researched which sexual positions led to the maximum number of penile fractures.sex and relationships Updated: Sep 19, 2017 19:23 IST
You might want to be careful of what you do in your bedroom, as a new study has revealed that the missionary position is supposed to be the ‘second most dangerous’ position - for men.
The study (conducted in London), which was published in the Journal of Impotence researched which sexual positions led to the maximum number of penile fractures (yes, it happens) during sex. According to Wikipedia, ‘penile fracture is rupture of one or both of the tunica albuginea, the fibrous coverings that envelop the penis’s corpora cavernosa. It is caused by rapid blunt force to an erect penis, usually during vaginal intercourse, or aggressive masturbation.’
The survey revealed that it was the popular missionary position which caused the maximum number of fractures. During their research they interviewed 90 heterosexual patients who had broken their penis. The participants were asked how they broke their penis, that is, which position were they in when their penis broke.
The most risky was said to be doggy style (44 % of respondents), man on top missionary (25 %) and woman on top missionary (10 %). According to previous studies, the most dangerous position was the woman being on top of the man missionary position which led to the highest number of injuries. According to the study’s authors, the reason these two positions always manage to secure the top ‘position’ in these rankings is because of the angle and vigour.
When the man is in the dominant position then he is clearly very excited, leading the intercourse to be more vigorous than usual. Due to this, the trauma felt is much greater when the penis slips out of the vagina and collides against the perineum. As far as the time when the woman is on top and the penis does not go into the vagina, the consequences can be dangerous, as you can imagine.
Other instances when injuries were sustained which featured in the study were masturbation (17 %), rolling over (3 %) and blunt trauma (2 %).
According to the National Health Survey England, “reported cases of penile fracture are rare”, however, they also stated that men might not want to report such injuries out of embarrassment. But it is always the wiser choice to seek medical attention than to feel shy or embarrassed.
It seems ‘safe sex’ shall have a new meaning from now. We wish you all the best.
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First Published: Sep 19, 2017 17:06 IST