6 Astonishingly Frequent Sex Injuries
Sex isn't always fun and games. In fact, a number of people get injured during the act every year. Injuries range from something minor, like a scrape or a bruise, to more dire injuries such as a penile fracture.
If you’ve ever gotten injured in the heat of the moment, you’ll be glad to know you’re not alone. Read on for 6 astonishingly frequent sex injuries.
1. Strained muscles
All that up, down, in and out movement can lead to some seriously strained muscles. Hip and leg muscles are the mostly likely to get strained, though buttocks, backs and even arms are not without issue. Many people seek chiropractic treatment after spraining or straining a muscle during sex.
2. Puncture wounds
This sounds odd until you remember that a human body falling off a bed exerts a lot of force. Put a sharp object in the landing path of the body and you’ve got a recipe for a puncture wound. Depending on the size of the wound, this could require a trip the emergency room.
3. Broken bones
Whether caused by being crushed or dumped off of a bed, table or counter, broken bones are surprisingly common sex injuries. If a break should occur, the bone will need to be x-rayed and set.
4. Tears or cuts in the vagina
Vigorous sex without proper lubrication can lead to a lot of pain. Small cuts and tears in the vagina are caused by friction and can be quite painful. Thankfully most of these types of injuries heal on their own.
5. Lost objects
Whether it’s a lost sex toy or a stray condom, it’s not unusual for things to go missing. If you can’t easily retrieve an object yourself, it’s time for a trip to the doctor. Don’t be shy as if left too long, infection can set in.
6. Penile fractures
Penile fractures can cause permanent damage. This is a common injury during woman on top. The name is a bit misleading, since the injury is actually caused by tissue in the penis tearing. This happens when the erect penis is subjected to a type of trauma. It may be accompanied with a popping or cracking sound.
If you’re injured during sex, seek medical attention no matter how embarrassing the trauma may be. Even if it’s a silly injury, or one you think will heal on its own, it’s best to have it looked at by a professional. Doctors and nurses have seen it all, so don’t be afraid to tell them what happened and get the treatment you need.