A new study has revealed, from a medical point of view, what are the world’s safest, and most dangerous sex positions.
Before revealing what the study found, having read the headline of this article, if you had to hazard a guess or make a wager, which position do think might be which?
Well, as far as this study, published in the journal Advances in Urology, is concerned, the most dangerous position is one of the most common in the world, and that position is with the woman on top. In fact, that position was deemed to be responsible for half of all penile fractures which occur during intercourse, as recorded across three hospitals in Brazil.
According to scientists, this is down to the fact that in that position the woman controls the penis with her entire body weight landing on it and is unable to interrupt it when it suffers something called a “wrong way penetration.” And no, a “wrong way penetration” does not mean another orifice, in this case, for all of you who were trying to be smart, but rather when the penis gets folded over or back when erect.
According to the study, the position with the man behind his bent-over partner on hands and knees — think canine — accounts for 29 percent of penile fractures, but which is the safest sex position for a man and a woman, according to the new study?
That would be the traditional position with the man on top, which accounts for the fewest penile fractures of all the positions mentioned.
The researchers examined the cases of 44 men who attended three hospitals in the city of Campinas, Brazil, with a suspected fractured penis over a 13-year period. Forty-two of the cases were confirmed by doctors.
Interestingly, 28 fractures were sustained during heterosexual intercourse, four during homosexual intercourse, six after “penis manipulation” and four in circumstances which remain unclear (sorry we don’t know what those “unclear circumstances” are).
For all the male readers out there who are cringing right about now, don’t worry, a broken penis is extremely rare, even when rough coitus is involved.
The study concluded,
“Our study supports the fact that sexual intercourse with ‘woman on top’ is the potentially riskiest sexual position related to penile fracture. 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, minimising it. [sic]”