The Riskiest Sex Positions For Your Penis

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The Riskiest Sex Positions For Your Penis

The Riskiest Sex Positions For Your Penis

Couples are always looking to spice up things in the bedroom by trying new sex positions and exploring new ventures in the love den; but sometimes playing too innovative or unconventional can be risky. Besides shattering expectations, there can be other undesirable outcomes as well such as injuries or accidents. According to a British survey, more than one-third of the population (corresponding to 18 million adults) have reportedly suffered from some form of traumatic injury during sexual intercourse. According to another study, an average tertiary care hospital in the United States attends at least 2 cases of sex-related injury each month.

What Are Some Of The Riskiest Sex Positions In The Bedroom?

Here is a list of most risky sex positions that you should watch out for. You can always try new positions but key is to maintain your focus and plan your moves carefully to minimize the risk of accidents.

1. Women On Top (Or Cowgirl Position):

According to a new study reported in the Advances in Urology journal (1) investigators suggested that women on top is the most dangerous sex position as it greatly increases the risk of penile fracture. The conclusions drawn after analyzing the data obtained from three Brazilian emergency units over a period of 13 years, suggested that more than 50% of all the penile fracture cases occur during this position.

The investigators explained that high number of cases are due to position and shape of female pubic bone. In the absence of lubrication, the risk of penile bending is high with the use of friction or force (that this position/ arrangement demands). Investigators also explained that the reverse cowgirl position is even more dangerous than cowgirl position.

2. Doggy Style

Sexuality and SpiritualityThe doggy style position (with female partner on four legs and male partner approaching from behind) is another dangerous position that is responsible for more than 29% of all penile fractures reported in the clinical practice. The position is also frequently associated with injuries in female partner; for example, forceful penetration from behind can lead to vaginal tear or sometimes a miscalculation of move can even lead to an anal tear.

3. Classic Or Traditional Missionary Position

Missionary position (male partner on top of women) is the safest of all sexual positions and only 21% cases of penile fracture are reported in this position.

In addition:

  • Sometimes when men try to do mammary intercourse (also referred to as pearl necklace i.e. penis thrusting between the narrow tunnel formed by boobs), the shaft of erect penis may get twisted/ bent if the act is performed without any lubrication; thereby leading to penile fracture or injury.
  • Counter sex position (or other forms of spontaneous sex) has its own perks, but sometime in over-enthusiasm, male partner may end up hitting the erect penis on a hard surface, leading to a serious injury.
  • Sex in unusual places (such as car, rest rooms etc.) can also aggravate your risk of penile injury.

What Are Some Sign And Symptoms Of Penile Injury?

In most cases, an individual can tell if the injury is severe or mild. Most serious form of penile injury during sexual intercourse is penile fracture. Men who experience penile fracture usually hear an audible crack during intercourse which is often accompanied with pain and swelling.

Study reported in the Canadian Urological Association Journal (4) suggested that most men gets panicked after experiencing the injury and opt for conservative options before running to the doctor. The average time to get medical help after a serious penile injury during sex is 6 hours. It is imperative to mention that significant delay in getting help after a penile injury can greatly aggravate the risk of complications.

What Are Some Notable Complications Of Penile Injury?

Depending upon the severity of injury, the affected person can develop wide variety of complications, such as

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Penile fracture
  • Urethral fistula
  • Permanent curvature changes in the penis
  • Permanent pain or discomfort in the penis
  • Penile nodule
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Urethral injury (deterioration of urinary voiding)
  • Incontinence or leakage of urine

Based on the management and nature of treatment, some complications are reversible, while other are permanent unless specialized treatment options are employed.

References

1. Reis, L. O., Cartapatti, M., Marmiroli, R., Oliveira Júnior, E. J. D., Saade, R. D., & Fregonesi, A. (2014). Mechanisms predisposing penile fracture and long-term outcomes on erectile and voiding functions. Advances in urology, 2014.

2. Amer, T., Wilson, R., Chlosta, P., AlBuheissi, S., Qazi, H., Fraser, M., & Aboumarzouk, O. M. (2016). Penile Fracture: A Meta-Analysis. Urologia internationalis, 96(3), 315-329.

3. Ridyard, D. G., Phillips, E. A., & Munarriz, R. (2015). Recurrent Penile Fracture: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology, 2(4), 132.

4. Nason, G. J., McGuire, B. B., Liddy, S., Looney, A., Lennon, G. M., Mulvin, D. W., … & Quinlan, D. M. (2013). Sexual function outcomes following fracture of the penis. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 7(7-8), 252-7.