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When Sex Attacks: 11 Surprising Bedroom Safety Strategies


Having a good time should not be such a bad thing, especially if the good time you are talking about is sex. Sex should be a pleasurable source of fun and enjoyment, and not some hazardous activity. However, there are some cases of injuries that are brought about by sex. It’s true. As unfortunate as it sounds, some men have the bad luck of experiencing injuries – sometimes lasting for a lifetime – that is brought about by sex.

This realization has left many men baffled. Why would something so good be a source of something so bad? Here’s a question: don’t they all? What this means, gentlemen, is that every other activity – not just the sex – has some risks that go with it. What matters are the actions you take to avoid them. Here are 11 of the most common cases of injury a man could experience from sex, as well as the best safety strategies to avoid them:

1. Tears And Cuts

partnerWho does not enjoy a good round of hard sex? Especially with men – men like it hard and rough most of the time and you love it if your partner is a rough rider, too. It’s your natural instinct and it’s something that you find hot and bold and intense.

The harder the sex, the more enjoyable it gets. There are times, however, when the sex becomes too rough, and you get torn skin and cuts on many parts of the body.

While the sex was fun, treating those wounds will not be fun. So don’t have any pointy or hard objects around when you have sex. Scratching may add to the intensity, but keep them to a minimum and don’t scratch too hard. Ensure that you and your partner have proper lubrication to avoid skin tearing.

2. Penile Fracture

Most men believe that penile fracture is a myth. Well, here’s an article to tell you it’s not. Penile fractures happen and when it happens, it’s a painful, traumatic experience you would not wish on any man alive.

But it does happen and it can be caused by sex. Wait, this is not an attempt to sour your view towards sex. This is just to say that you should be careful and know your limits. Penile fracture happens when an erect penis goes in forceful contact with a harder object – could be a wall or a pole, or even a pelvic or tailbone during rough sex.

When the penis goes in contact, since it is relatively softer because it’s made of skin and muscles, there is a big possibility that the penis will give and break resulting to a fractured muscle. There are many symptoms but the most prominent is the severe pain, bleeding and blackening of the penile shaft.

3. Headaches

HeadachesAs ridiculous as it sounds, sex can cause headaches, too. Actually, a headache is a common condition after sex and many men experience it.

It’s not exactly what we can call a “normal” thing, but the cases are pretty common. This can be caused by several factors. One, there’s the possibility of bumping your head during the action.

Two, when you get an erection, your blood surges downward to your penis and this is responsible for your erection. Although the amount of blood that surges down there is fairly just enough, it leaves a barren amount on the top half of your body. When it rushes back up, this can cause a headache. Not all men experience this, and it has to do with the healthy flow of blood in your body.

4. Bleeding

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Bleeding for men are uncommon as compared to women, but there are still reported cases of bleeding after sex. Studies show that this is caused by tight foreskin or the tightness of the tissue that is connecting the penis and the foreskin.

During rough sex, when this part of the penis is torn, it can cause bleeding which will need medical attention immediately.

Studies have confirmed that this normal for first timers and men who just got married. In hindsight, first timers are yet to determine that there is just a normal level of tightness in the foreskin. Men who have tight foreskin should consult their urologist to have it pulled back before it becomes more prominent and cause more injury.

5. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Here is a common condition that happens to men, especially men who sleep around a lot. Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are well known today to not only affect men, but women too. This is caused mainly by infections in the reproductive organs and spread by unprotected sex.

STDs vary from simple infections which can be treated by antibiotics and conditions that can last a lifetime. While the cases of STDs have risen through the years, avoiding such condition is pretty simple. Always make sure that you are protected. Wear a condom. Also, if you can help it, stick to one partner.


AIDSHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are conditions where the blood is infected by this virus and attacks your immune system, making your defenses weak.

This results in vulnerability to diseases as simple as colds and the flu, but they can get worse, including pneumonia. The virus travels in the blood and up until now, it is not curable. There have been many mortality cases due to complications brought about by HIV or AIDS.

HIV/AIDS is a well known condition in today’s world. Most people know that the spread of this infection mainly happens through unprotected sex, and a little percentage goes to blood transfusion. This is why it is important that you stay protected always when you have sex with someone new.

7. Spinal Cord Injury

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Again with the rough sex, and sometimes too rough that you get more than just tears and cuts. Spinal cord injuries are common, but those that happen during sex are exceptional. The sex should be pretty rough and hard to attain a spinal cord injury, but the possibility is always there.

Avoiding this is pretty simple. Sex may be enjoyable when it’s rough and hard, but make sure that your spine is protected, too. Don’t lay your back on hard surfaces that can cause pain should the sex be hard.

8. Paralysis

When the spinal cord injury can be so bad, it can lead to paralysis. Your spinal cord contains the nerves that are responsible for most of your motor skills. An injured spinal cord can extend to injuries on the nerves, which can cause permanent paralysis.

While there are very few cases reported of men who had permanent paralysis due to too much sex, there always lies the possibility due to the string of effects that rough sex can cause. So while rough sex is fun and all that, make sure your spinal column is protected, too.

9. Strokes

Stroke cases brought about by too much sex is minimal, but if you have a history of minor heart problems, this is something to look into. It commonly happens to men who have Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO). The connection between stroke caused by sex and PFO is not clearly determined, but there are cases reported. It is best to know the symptoms of a stroke, especially after sex. Severe headaches, numbness of the body, difficulty in speaking are just a few of the common symptoms.

10. Cardiac Arrest

cardiac arrestWhile the cases of cardiac arrest in men who just had sex are low, it is commonly linked to men who are not active and who have a history of heart problems.

Vigorous sex can trigger a heart attack and can be dangerous to men who are not physically active, which can cause a sudden and abnormal heart beat.

It may be uncommon, but here the symptoms to look out for include shortness of breath, chest pain and irregular heartbeats. When any of these signs occur, you will need immediate medical attention. Of course, it is always best to prevent all these from happening by staying fit.

11. Bruises

Here’s one really common thing that can happen during sex: bruises. Brought about mostly by rough and hard sex, bumping around hard objects is common and can cause bruises. Although bruises are not something serious and nothing to be worried about, it can still be a cause of pain. Bruises can go away quickly most of the time. Some bruises bring pain, while some don’t. One thing is for sure: a bruise is a sign that the sex was pretty awesome, but be careful. You could end up with more than a bruise next time.

Injuries are common if you are not careful. The same thing is true with every other activity that you do. The secret is to know your limits and well, don’t test them all the time. Sex is a pleasurable and fun activity, and some men get carried away, which is why some of them end up in the emergency room. You should always be extra careful with yourself and your partner. After all, it’s only fun and games until someone gets hurt.

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