Sex can be dangerous... and not only because of the possibility of contracting a disease or ending up emotionally hurt, but because you can really suffer serious injuries. One painful and uncommon injury, but possible is a broken penis.
Yes, as you read; It can happen. And I hope it never happens to you.
Fracture of the penis: What is it exactly?
The penis has no bone, but the penile fracture is known as rupture of the tunica albuginea, of the cavernous bodies of the penis or of both tissues.
The treatment involves a surgery that, although simple, should be done as soon as possible since there may be sequelae such as penile curvature, erectile dysfunction, and chronic pain. This injury is considered a medical emergency.
The penile fracture happens while the penis is erect and because of too abrupt lateral movement or a blow or trauma. The immediate symptom is a slight "crack" sound, followed by an immense pain, followed by a great inflammation.
The most dangerous sex position for man
Theoretically, a penile fracture can happen at any time of intercourse and in any position. The truth is, however, that there are some more dangerous positions for men.
According to research published in the scientific journal Advances in Urology the most dangerous sexual position is "woman on top."
Although it is one of the positions preferred by men, statistically this position's the most associated with fractures of the penis.
Doggy style reported 29 percent fewer injuries of this type and the classic "missionary" was barely seen in 2 percent of cases.
Why is it that "woman on top" can more easily cause a penile fracture?
Since this position gives the woman control over the speed and depth of penetration, the man is not able to prevent if something "goes wrong." This, scientists suggest, prevents the man from mitigating the effects of too abrupt or deviant entry.
In other words, the weight and control of the woman above makes the man unable to fix an uncomfortable or painful position that can lead to a penile fracture in an extreme case.
Three things you need to know
- It is a very uncommon injury: The first officially registered case was in 1924 and since then only about 1,600 cases have been registered worldwide. That gives an approximate average of 17 penile fractures per year. Quite encouraging, no?
- Still, you should continue to do "woman on top": Besides the possibility of suffering this injury during intercourse, statistics indicate that it can also happen like falling from a chair or rolling down the stairs ... with the erect penis.
- It is not the woman's fault: Men should take care of themselves, always. Also, believe it or not, it can happen by masturbating.
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