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Common Sex Injuries and How to Avoid Them

by Mike Stewart
Common Sex Injuries and How to Avoid Them
Let me start with a phrase and check how you would react. Penis fracture. Ouch, right? Just the thought of any injury to your manhood would make you wince and flinch. The awful reality is those sex injuries are more common than you think, and if you think it’s never going to happen to you, then these might change your mind. Surveys suggest that 6 out of 10 individuals have sustained some form of injury while having sex, and men are twice more likely to be injured during sex. Imagine yourself having the hottest, most passionate sex you’ve ever had, and then without warning, she puts all of her weight on you and breaks your penis. Let me tell you now, no level of imagination could even come close to how painful it is if it happens to you. Penis fracture is a real thing, and it will put your sex life out of commission until it fully heals. In this article, we’ll talk about the most common sex injuries that could happen to you, and what you can do to avoid them.

Injury risk during sex

problem with his package Some of you may not be aware, but you increase your injury risk while having sex. When you’re in the throes of passion, the last thing you’d think about is the accidents that could happen to you. The natural instinct that protects you from injuries is put on mute, and your mind and body become focused on giving and receiving sexual pleasure. That’s why you never see guys flinch while having sex. It’s not until they feel something unpleasant that jolts them back into reality. During sex, your pain threshold increases. This attribute is commonly observed in women during sex, but men also have a higher pain threshold while having sex. There would be times when you feel pain and soreness during sex, but you can best bet that it would feel a lot worse after. Sexual stimulation interprets pain signals differently, which is why some people find it pleasurable to experience pain; because for some people, the brain interprets intense stimuli to be pleasurable.

How can you get injured during sex?

Most people underestimate the many things that could go wrong during sex. Just like how sex is a full-body workout, every part of your body could get injured when you’re having the time of your life.

Muscle sprain

When sex gets too heated, both men and women could have muscle sprains that for the most part get ignored during sex. Muscle sprain happens when you have poor flexibility. Your ligaments stretch too far that it causes pain and injury. The most common type of sprain injury that you may be familiar with would be the ankle sprain, but during sex, any kind of sprain could happen. Leg and back muscle sprain is all too common, and you’d be surprised just how many couples have changed their sex positions just because of the risk of a muscle sprain. Older men and those who have poor flexibility and conditioning have a higher risk of getting muscle sprain during sex, but avoiding muscle sprain is fairly simple. Even something as trivial as working out regularly could drastically reduce your risk of a muscle sprain. Do stretching exercises regularly, and taper your intensity during sex if you’ve had muscle sprains before.

Bone and Joint Injuries

You could get just about every injury you can get from contact sports when having sex. Back injuries, such as herniated discs, tendon tears, bone bruises, are among the most common sex injuries. Many of these injuries happen when couples try high-risk positions during sex, especially when they are trying to do it for the first time. Supporting the weight of your partner could increase your risk of back injuries, while unconventional positions could dislocate your arm, shoulder, or your kneecap. Shower sex greatly increases your risk of bone and back injuries. Water and soap make surfaces more slippery, which would increase your risk of falling or slipping. There had been many instances before when paramedics would get called to attend to individuals who can’t get themselves out of the bathtub because of these injuries. Getting an anti-slip mat for your bathroom floor and bathtub could make it less sexy, but that’s a good tradeoff if you’re avoiding getting injured.

Penis Injuries

Common Sex Injuries and How to Avoid Them Probably the worst injury a man can get during sex is a penile fracture – a painful injury that makes the penis bruise and swell for weeks, and even months. The term “penis fracture” is actually a misnomer, since the penis doesn’t have bones. It’s all made up of elastic penile tissue, which could bend, stretch, and when it reaches its limits, it could rupture. The penis gets fully erect when the internal pressure forces the elastic penile tissue to stretch outwards, like a balloon. When erect, the penis is only supported by muscle and tissue, which could be bent or twisted with the right pressure. Most penile fracture injuries are caused when a sudden outward force forces the penis to bend. When this happens, the pressure forces the penile tissue to break, typically on the shaft, resulting in a painful injury that takes a long time to heal. There’s no real way to avoid penis fractures other than to take control during sex. Most penis injuries are caused by sexual partners who misjudged their position during sex. Penis fracture injuries are rare, but you shouldn’t be too lax about it.


Priapism is what happens when your penis stays erect longer than it should. If you have an erection that lasts for hours even after you have climaxed, you should head to the emergency room to have it attended to by a doctor. Although very rare, priapism happens when your body fails to dial down your erection, whether through neurochemical signaling or a blood vessel problem. Men who take erectile dysfunction drugs are often warned about the dangers of priapism as more men who are dependent on erectile dysfunction drugs experience painful, long-lasting erections. While having a long-lasting erection is good to a certain point, having an erection that lasts for hours could damage your blood vessels and nerves in the penis, leading to erectile dysfunction and sexual desensitization. If you’re having trouble getting it up during sex, look for alternatives, such as premium male enhancement supplements, which have a significantly lower risk of getting priapism.  

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