There’s nothing wrong with spicing up your love life by making things a little bit more “interesting” in the bedroom. But you should be aware of some positions that are a little bit more risky and downright dangerous for a number of reasons. In fact, one of the most common sexual positions has also been dubbed the most dangerous by a group of scientists.
The woman-on-top position, aka “the cowgirl,” during intercourse is responsible for half of all penile fractures sustained during sex in cases recorded at three hospitals as part of a Brazilian study recently published in Advances in Urology.
Experts say this may be because the woman controls the penis with her entire body weight landing on it and is unable to interrupt it when it suffers a ‘wrong way penetration’. The harm is usually minor for her and with no pain – but major in the penis.
Meanwhile, the safest position in the bedroom was revealed as the man-on-top or ‘missionary position’.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.
In the study, 28 fractures were sustained during heterosexual sex, four during homosexual sex, six after “penis manipulation” and four in circumstances which remain unclear.
Half of the patients described hearing an audible crack and feeling pain after the incident. Most attended the hospital within the next five or six hours.
There are other sexual positions that are also harmful. Here’s the top two runner ups: