CAN you guess which bedroom moves are the most dangerous? I'll give you a clue – it's not missionary.
Injuries during sex are more common than you think and the positions you experiment with have a lot to do with it.
It might not put you off, but here are a list of the most dangerous sexual manoeuvres:
1. Girl On Top
A recent study found that the popular woman-on-top position is the most dangerous.
The raunchy position, which is one of the best positions to make a woman orgasm, was deemed responsible for half of all penile fractures according to researchers in Brazil.Scientists believe it is because the woman controls the penis with her entire body weight landing on it and is unable to interrupt it when it suffers a "wrong way penetration".
2. The Pogo Stick
This is basically missionary, but standing up.
The move is risky because it is likely to put strain on the guys back. This can cause long term back problems.
Jiggling around while standing up also means your run the risk of falling over and the woman is at risk of being dropped.
According to a recent study by Ann Summers, Doggy Style is actually the nation's favourite sex position.
The poll of adults across the UK found that one in four people favour that sex position – while 23% like Woman On Top.
But research in Brazil found that 29% of men's penis fractures were caused by this move.
4. The Cowgirl Lean Back
You’re on your back and she’s sitting on top of you, but rather than leaning forward with her hands on your chest, she’s leaning right back with her hands on your ankles.
This position puts strain on the penis and can bend it the wrong way.
Like an elbow or knee, your erect penis can be “hyperextended” if you put too much or too frequent downward pressure on the shaft, a study from the University of California, San Francisco found.
Over time, this can lead to peyronie’s disease—a buildup of plaques that causes your rod to bend while erect.
This can make sex difficult or even impossible in extreme cases.
So maybe make her lean forward in future!
If you want to play it safe in the bedroom, the best position to go for is man-on-top, more commonly known as Missionary.
"Our study supports the fact that sexual intercourse with 'woman on top' is the potentially riskiest sexual position related to penile fracture," said the scientists who conducted the study into penis fractures.
"When the man is controlling the movement, he has better chances of stopping the penetration energy in response to the pain related to the penis harm, minimising it."
You have been warned!