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 riskier 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.
But before we get into the most dangerous one, here are other sexual positions that are also harmful:
Runner Up #1: Chef’s Delight
The man is standing on his toes while she’s sitting on a kitchen counter, table or something else at his waist level for maximum entry in front of him.
Why it can be harmful: Most cases of penile fracture—ruptures of the blood-filled tubes in your erection—occur from very vigorous sex, explains Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., who teaches human sexuality and psychology at Harvard University. If your partner is sitting on a countertop and—in your enthusiasm—you miss your target either high or low, your unlucky penis has nowhere to go but into her pubic bone or the counter.
Runner Up #2: Pogo Stick
Think of it as standing missionary. You’re holding up all her weight, bending backward, and—to facilitate the old in-and-out—you’re flexing your knees and bouncing her up and down on the man’s penis.
Why it can be harmful: Anything acrobatic like this is a lot more likely to lead to back pain or strains for the man. If your footing is unsure you could fall or the woman’s also at risk of being dropped.
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