You’ve probably been taking a huge risk having dangerous sex, but thank good heavens if you haven’t suffered ‘penile fractures’ or sustained ‘cervical injuries.’
And guess what! It’s the ‘woman on top.’
“You can have sex in your dreams with a dream character,” writes Erin Pavlina, but this sex injuries isn’t child’s play — it’s for real men and women.
A scientific study which shed light on some risky-but-popular sex positions says we may be up against genital swelling and more unwanted troubles for the bedmatics beneath our sheets.
This isn’t about the known cases of sexually transmitted diseases. Anyone who engages in sex acts — weird or highly stimulating — can fall victim to these hidden dangers.
Yes, the new scientific study says those who love to exploit far beyond the missionary sex position have something they should look out for.
“Woman on top position, also known as the ‘cowgirl,'” they said, is responsible for more than half of all penile fractures which occur during sex.
Coming in second position is the “doggy style” sex position which got 29% of sex related injuries.
The classic man on top [also known as the missionary position] caused 21% of those troubles.
According to the team of researchers which included doctors and academics, all patients for the survey were selected across three A&E units with suspected “penile fractures.” The research covered a period of 13 years.
About 50 percent of the men who were admitted for sex related problems reported to the hospital that they heard a crack before experiencing any kind of pain.
However, a few others said they noticed a swelling of the penis.
Their average age was 34, and most of them admitted they waited for about 6 hours before reaching out to hospitals.
“Our study supports the fact that sexual intercourse with ‘woman on top’ is the potentially riskiest sexual position related to penile fracture,” writes the researchers in a journal titled The Advances in Urology.
“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, minimizing it.”
The study said a total of 44 males were admitted in hospital with 42 of the patients having their health condition confirmed after “tests by clinical, radiological and surgical evaluation”.
28 men out of the 44 confessed that they sustained injuries during heterosexual romps. 4 suffered the same fate during homosexual intercourse, six as a result of “penis manipulation” and four in “unclear” circumstances.
“Half of patients (50 per cent) presented with the classical triad of an audible crack followed by pain,” the journal reads.
“The presentation time of patients to the hospital after penile fracture ranged from 0.5 to 6 hours.”