Most people agree that sex is usually fun. But for it to be fun, it has to be safe, and that includes practicing safe sex and making sure you don't break your partner's penis in the process.
With that being said, breaking a penis sounds like the opposite of fun.
Apparently, some positions have a higher risk of penis breakage than others . According to UNILAD, an actual warning has been issued to males after 18 men "snapped" their penises (we'll return to that) upon trying the most dangerous sex position.
What's the most dangerous position, you ask?
This is kind of surprising, considering all of those wild positions we saw Samantha Jones try in our fave Sex and the City episodes.
According to the study done by the NHS, it goes like this in order of potential penis trauma: doggy style, missionary (???), then masturbation — which leads us to the most obvious question: how vigorously are you masturbating if you snap your penis in the process?
Here's a snippet of what the NHS had to say about the high risk, high reward situation many men now find themselves in:
"If the penis is violently twisted when erect, it can break. There are no bones in the penis, but the tubes that fill with blood during an erection can burst.
"Blood pours out of them inside the penis and causes a very painful swelling. Reported cases of penile fracture are rare, but it’s thought that some men are too embarrassed to report it to their doctor.
"Damage during sex, where a partner is on top, is responsible for about one-third of all cases. The breakage usually occurs when a man’s penis slips out of his partner and is violently bent."
...Yikes. For all the men out there reading this post, we're sorry that you had to read that, and you probably deserve to go take a walk and de-stress.
This does however, seem a little dramatic, and totally avoidable. Like, maybe don't slam into someone while you're engaging in missionary sex, and you'll probably be fine.
But who are we to say that? We're not the scientists here. Maybe it's time to pull out the positions book and try something a little, um, safer.