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These are the 4 most dangerous sex positions for a penis

Be careful now....

By: Natasha Preskey
These are the 4 most dangerous sex positions for a penis

Even if you don't have a penis, the thought of one snapping will still fill you with all kinds of horror.

Nothing kills the mood like a penile fracture – so we're told.

Vice spoke to sexpert Dr. Kat Van Kirk about which positions are most likely to put a penis in peril. Here's what they found out.

1. Woman on top (cowgirl)

So apparently if you're on top, your pubic bone could spell disaster for an unsuspecting penis.

A Brazilian study found that this was the position most likely to result in injury, with half of all fractures happening this way.

Here's what Dr. Van Kirk has to say on the subject:

"At times there's not enough lubrication when the woman goes to sit on the penis if there's enough force or friction or the penis catches on the pubic bone, that's when that bend will occur in that ligament. That is more common than people think."

2. Reverse cowgirl

Like the above, but with added peril courtesy of the angle at which you're sitting on the penis. Approach with caution.

3. Pearl necklace

And there we were thinking boobs were so soft and inoffensive... Not so, apparently.

Dr Van Kirk says:

"Sometimes they'll put so much force against the woman's sternum that it can fracture [the penis], and if you're not using any lube, the friction can cause some problems too."

Ah, so not actually the boobs' fault. Surprise surprise.

4. Doggy style

Doggy was responsible for 29% of penile fracture cases in the Brazilian study.

Pelvic health specialist Dr. Kristi Latham also warns that if you're too forceful this one can result in vaginal tearing. Ouch.

Why let good times go bad? How to avoid a breakage

The safest way to have sex is in the spooning position. There's lovely.

Dr. Kat explains why:

"There's no real pressure on any specific joint. Insertion, even though it's typically through rear-entry and not through the front, usually has a little bit of buffer with the body so the penis won't hit the pelvic bone as quickly or bruise the cervix as often."

But don't go thinking that the likes of doggy and reverse cowgirl are a no-go. Done right, there is very little risk of anything going wrong.

According to Dr. Van Kirk, all you need to remember is that communication ("this feels like my penis is breaking, please stop"?) and plenty of lube are key.

  • Author: Natasha Preskey