But it's not ordinary playing with sex toys that's so dangerous, it's the fact that people like it stick them into places. By people, we mean men, and by men, we mean the urethra.
The word “urethral injury” comes up a lot of times in the Brazilian paper, and that’s because some people enjoy a little bit of urethral stimulation. In fact, this humble urethra plug (sex toy – it’s a sex toy) has several glowing reviews.
“My husband really likes it!” said reviewer Southern Charm. “We were very curious about trying something like this, but we are both open minded and decided to give it a go. My first advice is lube, lube, lube- second advice is to go very slowly, especially if you’ve never used a toy like this before.”
Number four is the cowgirl, which, incidentally is one of the favorite sex positions for both men and women.
While the cowgirl gives the ladies a little boost of power in bed, it’s unfortunately very dangerous to gentleman as it can cause a penile fracture.
In plain words, going hard on the cowgirl can literally snap a man’s unmentionables.
Surprisingly, masturbation comes in at number three, but the reasoning behind it is not so surprising.
Some men enjoy a little rough and tumble action… so rough, in fact, that they end up breaking their man bits. This is a recurring theme in all the positions – potentially breaking the penis.
Hunter Wessells, the chair of the urology department of the George Washington School of Medicine explained the mechanics to the Scientific American.
A penis break is called a penile fracture. It is a “severe form of bending injury to the erect penis that occurs when a membrane called the tunica albuginea tears. The tunica albuginea surrounds the corpora cavernosa, specialized spongy tissue in the core of the penis that fills up with blood during an erection. When the tunica albuginea tears, the blood that is normally confined to this space leaks out into other tissues. You get bruising and swelling.”
The takeaway here is the penis is a delicate organ. Don’t do anything that will break it because OMG… it just sounds horrible.
The old standard, missionary position, comes in at number two for a surprising reason.
Okay, maybe not so surprising. Remember penis fractures? Well, you can get them during those fraught few moments the penis slips outside the vagina. The Brazilian study euphemistically describes this as leading to a “great impact at the time of trauma.”
But the number one most dangerous sex is dangerous for a surprising reason…