A survey revealed that 5% of us have taken time off work due an injury they picked up in the bedroom. We’re often reminded about the importance of “safe sex”, but just how safe IS sex? Judging by the 10 most common sex injuries below, the answer is “not very”. We should all be wearing helmets.
Generally speaking, it’s the extremities that suffer most breaks during sex. Emergency rooms the world over are currently filled with bent back fingers, stubbed toes and embarrassed faces. But it doesn’t stop there: ribs are often broken by couples rolling off beds, and slipping in showers.
You probably already know that penile fractures are real. Not only are they real, they’re common too. But it’s not just vigorous sex that causes the blood vessels in the penis to break: a man in his sixties recently suffered a fractured penis by falling over while masturbating in a rush to kick a door closed when he heard his elderly mother trying to get in.
Nothing tells your colleagues that you had a wild night like friction burns on your knees. This is one of the most commonly reported sex injuries, but it rarely results in a sheepish hospital visit. Nothing that a little Neosporin won’t fix.
Sometimes we all over estimate our gymnastic ability, particularly when your body is numbed by the endorphins released during sex. That’s why it’s not usually until the morning after that you notice your neck is stiff from trying to lick your own back in the throes of passionate sex. Or your quads hurt from… you’re not even sure what.
Vaginas are tough. They can withstand more physical treatment than virtually any other human organ or tissue. But they’re not invincible, and internal scratches or bruising can occur during rough sex or with a lack of lubricant. In fact, it’s even possible to bruise your ovaries through sex. Yeesh.
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