World’s most dangerous sex positions: Getting pregnant just got harder

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Researchers have apparently identified the world's most dangerous sex positions. So what does it mean for those who are trying for a baby?

Just when you thought it was safe to assume what you get up to in the bedroom was, well, safe … research like THIS lands on your desk.

According to the International Journal of Impotence Research when it comes to sex positions 'doggy style' and 'missionary' are the most dangerous for men.

Yep. True story. Turns out the penis is more delicate than it may seem.

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The researchers gathered the data by examining 90 patients, with an average age of 39, who had been diagnosed with penile fractures; assessing the dangers of different sex positions, based on the level of injury.

The results are surprising. And not great news for hopeful parents, but more on that later.

Keeping things safe in the bedroom? Apparently not

According to the research: ‘Doggy style sex' is responsible for the 41 percent of cases of penile fractures; also apparently it’s quite common for men to hit a woman’s pelvic bone, sometimes causing it snap. Ouch.

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Missionary sex, with the man on top comes second place, causing 25 percent of penile fractures. While missionary sex, with the woman on top comes in at third place in terms of risk.

But wait. What if you’re trying to conceive a baby?

We’ve always been told that when it comes to effective baby making positions , 'doggy style' and 'missionary' are the best in the arsenal. In fact, “magnetic resonance imaging technology experts” have confirmed that both positions fire sperm high up into the cervix (no kidding), and are great sexual positions if you want to fertilise an egg.

So what can hopeful parents do with this new information? 

Well, there's no need to avoid these positions, according to Dr Jacob Rajfer, professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As he told concerned readers of Men's Healthmagazine, recently, most injuries occur if the man isn't quite ready to go, so: "Reduce your risk by making sure you’re fully erect before penetrating her," he said. 

This article has been republished with permission from Kidspot.

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Lucy Kippist