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Loving Can Hurt – Sex Injuries

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Having a ‘’sex injury’’ may sound like a bad joke but the truth is that sex injuries are far more common than you may think! In fact, numbers show us that it’s a serious issue among both men and women! A 2010 survey has shown us that nearly 5% of adults have taken time off from work in their lives due to an injury that occurred while having sex. Although we’re reminded all the time about having ‘’safe sex’’ in terms of using a condom, nobody is telling us about the real physical dangers and potential injuries that sex brings along. And this makes us wonder, how safe is sex? Well, based on the 8 most common sex injuries listed down below by Luvkis, the answer to that question seems to be ‘’not very’’. Keep on reading and find out what are the most common injuries that occur during sex. 

Broken bones

Believe it or not, some people actually suffer from broken bones as a result of sex. Although it’s less common, it does occur. Injuries especially occur to the extremities which are likely to break when having rough sex. Every year again, thousands of people end up at their local first aid station with bent back fingers or stubbed toes. It does, however, not stop with these small injuries. Besides broken finger and toe bones, it’s not uncommon for people to break their ribs as a result of slipping in the shower or rolling out of bed. 

Muscle injuries

Besides your bones, also the muscles can get injured pretty easy during sex. After all, we all get too excited in the bedroom from time to time. When we’re together with the person we love, it’s normal that we sometimes overestimate ourselves and our gymnastic abilities. As of such, it’s not uncommon for people to injure themselves when trying out a new position. The biggest issues with muscle injuries are, however, that we often do not notice them until the next morning. After all, our bodies are too numbed by endorphins during sex. As a result, it’s not uncommon for people to wake up the next morning with some muscle cramps. 

Lost toys or condoms

We all know the importance of using a condom to protect ourselves. However, just because we’re wearing a condom, does not mean that we’re completely safe. It might sound funny but ‘’lost condoms’’ are more common than you may think. That’s right, it’s not uncommon for a condom to slip off during sex and get stuck inside of the vagina. And although it might sound silly, it really is not. When this happens to you, you have no choice but to visit your local ER. Besides condoms getting stuck in a woman’s vagina, there also are stories of them being inhaled or even accidentally swallowed during oral sex. Besides condoms, sex toys such as mini vibrators or a small silicone dildo can also get lost inside a vagina or anus. So the next time you bring along toys to spice things up, make sure to be well aware of the potential dangers it brings along. 

Broken penis

Many of us may have never heard about it before, but a man’s penis can get broken as well. That’s right, although there are no bones inside of the penis, a penile fracture is very real. Besides that, it is, in fact, fairly common as well. A man’s penis is very sensitive and easy to break when exposed to force. Therefore, you better be careful the next time you engage in rough sex. 

Vaginal injuries

Just like the penis, the vagina is sensitive and is thus likely to get injured during rough sex. And although the vagina is much tougher and can withstand more physical treatment than any other human body parts, it’s not invincible. The most common vaginal injuries that occur during sex are internal scratches and bruises, which are often the result of a lack of (natural) lubricant. Luckily, this problem can be easily solved by applying some water-based or silicone lube before having sex. 

Carpet burns

One of the most common sex injuries for both men and women are carpet burns. Although less serious, they still leave a nasty stain. Honestly, I believe that we’ve all experienced carpet burns before as a result of an exciting night with your lover. And let’s face it, nothing tells your friends and colleagues more that you’ve had a wild night the day before like some friction burns on your knees or elbows. Luckily for us, the only bad thing about carpet burns is that they may put you in an awkward situation when trying to explain them to friends or family. They are not harmful and disappear by themselves after just a couple of days. 

Pink-eye

From a medical perspective, having a pink-eye means that a foreign substance is introduced to your eyes. When it comes to sex, we all know what ‘’foreign substance’’ we’re talking about. That being said, there also is another type of pink-eye that occurs when a blood vessel ruptures in your eye. This may happen during sex as a result as screaming too much or having a powerful orgasm. Although it might sound silly, a pink-eye is, in fact, relatively common. Luckily for us, it solves itself within just a couple of days. 

Bruises hickies, and bites

Last but certainly not least, the number one most common sex injury: bruises, hickies, and bites. Bruises are easy to obtain when accidentally bumping into something or through spanking. Hickies, as we all know, occur when your partner can’t leave your neck alone when the two of you are having fun in the bedroom. Luckily, both these injuries are minor and will heal by themselves with time. Bites, on the other hand, can be much more dangerous and can leave serious injuries. Not only do they leave you with wounds and scars, they can, in some cases, even lead to paralyzes or death! That’s right, your mouth and teeth are more dangerous than you may think. So the next time you’re sticking your teeth into your partner, make sure to be careful.