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Okay, so this is a pretty uncomfortable subject to cover, for a number of reasons. But while many think breaking your penis is an urban legend, it can actually happen in real life!
It usually happens as a result of sex, and apparently, there are certain positions that greatly increase the chances of giving yourself an ‘intimate’ breakage, according to research. Here’s what you need to know.
Can you really break a man’s penis during sex?
Well, the short answer is yes. If you’re too a little too vigorous in the bedroom, you could face penis breakage.
This usually occurs when a man’s member slips out during sex and is violently bent. Other intimate injuries can also occur — including the tearing of skin in intimate areas.
But the main thing to watch out for, if you’re a guy, is penile fracture.
What is a penile fracture?
Well, excuse me for getting scientific here, but I’ve just been reading up on it and I feel all clever, so humour me for a moment.
Penile fracture is rupture of either one or both of the tunica albuginea (the membranes that cover the penis’s erectile tissue.) It is caused by rapid blunt force to an erect penis.
To put it simply, it means temporarily breaking your penis. This typically occurs during vaginal intercourse, or even when men are having some ‘alone time’.
If you feel any pain after sex, it’s always important to visit a doctor.
In many cases, patients will leave their injuries untreated, presumably out of embarrassment, but you definitely shouldn’t if you want to resolve the problem, which you presumably do.
Which positions are the most likely to cause penile fracture?
Apologies to the more prudish of our readers, as we’re going to get a little specific here. Still, if you’ve made it this far into the article you’ll probably be okay.
Doctors have revealed the top three most dangerous sexual positions for men – and surprisingly, it seems that some of the most risky moves are the least “exotic.”
In a new study called the “relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture”, featured in the International Journal of Impotence Research, specialists analyzed which sex positions were the most dangerous for men.
Surprisingly, the study discovered that ‘doggy style’ is the most dangerous of all – with around 41 percent of cases of penile fracture occurring because of this position.
In at second was the classic missionary position, with the man on top and woman on her back, which causes 25 percent of penile fractures – followed, in third place, by the woman on top.
The researchers also noted that doggy style sex and missionary could cause similarly serious penile fractures, while “breakages” caused by woman on top weren’t quite so severe. This is somewhat surprising, as that position is often seen as the most dangerous.
They said: “We do not observe differences between the severity of the penile fracture between the ‘doggy style’ and ‘man-on-top’, but the ‘doggy style’ had more severity of penile fracture when compared with ‘woman-on-top’.”
Might be worth remembering next time you’re having some intimate time with your partner, fellas…