As much as we love sex, it undoubtedly comes with more risks than any other physical activity that we can engage in, even if you haven’t experienced one of these sex-related injuries.
Yes, it brings about life, feels good, raises your endorphins, improves sleep, boosts your immune system, and lowers your blood pressure.
But the truth is, it can also bring on diseases upon diseases, emotional damage, and physical injuries. Sex-related injuries are actually a lot more common than you think.
Here are 6 very real sex-related injuries, and how you can practice sex the safe way:
6. Penis Fracture
A penile fracture is the rupture of one or both of the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is what helps trap the blood in the corpora cavernosa, to sustain an erection in the penis.
Penile fractures are usually caused by rapid blunt force to an erect penis, usually during vaginal intercourse, or aggressive masturbation. A penile fracture is actually a rare type of sex injury and is more likely to occur in a position where the woman is on top.
To ensure this doesn’t happen:
- Make sure to be extra cautious when you engage in this sex style.
- Never engage in rough sex that is too strenuous or forceful on the body.
- When masturbating, try not to be too rough and always use lubrication.
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5. Vaginal Cuts and Tears
Vaginal cuts and tears, in general, are never good and are one of the more common sex-related injuries to occur. These surface cuts in sensitive vaginal skin often occur when a woman engages in intercourse but isn’t wet or lubricated enough and tears or abrasions can result.
Thankfully, vaginal tears generally heal pretty quickly, sometimes within hours after sex. However, if a day or two passes and the