I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but odds are, if you are having sex in any way, shape, or form, you are putting yourself at some sort of risk. Whether it be risk of an STD, a bruised vagina (yikes!), or a bacterial infection, there are negatives that go along with getting down int he bedroom. There are the obvious dangers (the condom breaking), and then there are the less obvious – like certain sex positions that are more risky than you think. And, unfortunately, you probably do them all the time. Sorry. There are lots of popular sex positions out there that you probably shouldn’t try, because they can be more dangerous than you’d think – and I’m here to tell you what they are.
Of course, you don’t need to avoid these sex positions forever, and you don’t need to freak out if you’ve been doing them a lot. Hey, if you really like them, then keep doing them – just be careful and informed. Also, I know this sounds hypocritical, but I’m not trying to make you feel super paranoid about sex. It should still be fun and exciting! It’s just that I really believe you need to be aware of the crappy things that can happen if you aren’t careful. Take a look at these positions that you should be supppppper careful when doing, so you can have fun and be safe. Good luck!
Girl On TopI know that girl on top is fun and puts you in control, but it can also cause penile fractures. In fact, this position is responsible for half of the broken penis cases that are brought into the ER. Yeah, that sucks. Nothing ruins the moment like a broken penis, am I right?! Do this if you like it, but try to avoid being too rough and remember that the penis is more fragile than you'd think. Source
Reverse CowgirlReverse cowgirl is an awkward position when you really think about it, because it moves the penis into such a weird and unnatural position. Girl on top is dangerous in general (as you now know), but doing it backwards like this can be even worse. It can cause the penis to bend in a way that isn't normal, which can cause it to break. If you're going to try this, go slow and be aware. Source
Doggy StyleYes, doggy style can end in a broken penis as well, but let's forget about the dude for a minute - it can also cause vaginal tearing very easily, which sounds... horrifying. You can still do it, but don't get too rough or fast, and if something starts to hurt, tone it down. Source
Boob SexNot only is boob sex a little unconventional, but its dangerous for many reasons, one being the obvious risk of irritation on your boobs, but two being the risk of pink eye. Yeah...pink eye. If a guys gets semen close to your eye, you're actually at risk of chlamydial conjunctivitis AKA pink eye. Source
MissionarySORRY, but it's true. Even missionary has its risks. If your bae is ~thrusting~ particularly deep, this can lead to bruising in your cervix, which is really not fun. It's particularly common in this position because of the angle of penetration. Source
Pool SexPool sex might not be a position, but it's still worth noting. I know it seems ~hot~ and sexy, but it can also allow a ton of bacteria to enter inside you. This bacteria can cause UTIs, and you really don't want to be dealing with that this summer. There is also this FALSE rumor that you can't get pregnant in a pool, but I promise you, you still can. Just...don't have pool sex. Source
Counter Top SexYes, you might be super into the idea of spontaneous sex and want to get it on with your bae on the kitchen counter, but you might want to hold off on that. Counter sex seems hot and all, but it can also put the man at risk of jamming his penis into the side of the counter....ouch. It's probably your best bet to just do it in your bed. Source
Which of these positions have you done? Tell us in the comments!