Even the word penile fracture is making every man in Ireland wince at this very moment.
Sex is meant to be fun and you certainly don't want to end up in A+E after a sexual encounter and according to the Journal of Impotence Research these are the most dangerous sex positions that are likely to cause a...crack.
According to their extensive study, doggy-style is the most dangerous position and saw nearly half of those surveyed break their penis during sex.
A massive 41% voted for that followed by the cowgirl position and in total just 90 people who were surveyed had fractured their penises.
"Penile fracture is a rare urologic emergency, defined as the rupture of the tunica albuginea of the corpus cavernosum caused by blunt trauma to the erect penis" (in other words MAJOR OUCHIES).
The study is titled: Relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture and they assessed: the mechanism of injury and the sexual position.
They divided the sample by the etiology of the fracture into six groups:
- (a) masturbation or penile manipulation
- (b) ‘man-on-top’ position
- (c) ‘doggy style’ position
- (d) ‘woman-on-top’ position
- (e) blunt trauma
- (f) ‘rolling over’ fracture
"The ‘man-on-top’ and ‘doggy style’ positions showed more associations with bilateral fractures of the corpus cavernosum and urethral lesions," the study found.
Be careful, folks.