Positions Most Likely To Cause Penis Fracture, According To A Sexpert

Uh-oh, one of them is his fave...


Women's Health |

By Elna Rudolph

Uh-oh, one of them is his fave…

This question popped into our inbox recently: “I read recently that woman-on-top is the most dangerous sex position as it can fracture my guy’s penis. What can I do to make sure that doesn’t happen?” So, obvs, we had to get the answer that minute. Enter medical doctor and sexologist Dr Elna Rudolph, with her pearls of bedroom wisdom…

What the sexpert says…

A recent study published in Advances in Urology got the whole world talking about penis fractures and caused many couples to have sex like porcupines: very carefully!

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The reality is that it’s extremely unlikely. Penis fractures account for only one emergency room visit in 175 000 visits! Most doctors will never even see one and most people will go through their lives, happily having very exciting sex, without ever hearing the cracking sound of a penis breaking. But it can happen…

How a penis fracture happens

The penis is made up out of spongy tissue that fills with blood when a guy gets an erection. This spongy tissue is surrounded by a semi rigid sheath, called the tunica albuginea. When the sponge fills up to a point where the penis is very rigid, it exerts a significant amount of pressure on the sheath. When an external force of pressure is then suddenly applied to the penis, like when he hits your pubic bone or perineum (the area around your vaginal opening) with some force, the sheath can literally break.

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There is almost always a cracking sound and an immediate loss of erection with a blue discoloration of the skin. This condition is a medical emergency and should be treated by an experienced urologist within 24 hours. Surgical correction of the sheath will be necessary. If it’s not treated correctly and immediately, it’s possible that the guy will never be able to get an erection again.

Okay, now the really important part…

The reverse cowgirl position is the most dangerous, causing about 50 percent of all penis fractures, followed by doggy style. What is the safest? The missionary position. Your mother was onto something after all! If he can be more in charge of the movement, it is easier for him to decrease the force he is using to avoid significant trauma.

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