7 Surprisingly Common Sex Injuries ...

Have you ever wondered what the most common sex injuries are? If you are anything like me, you probably have. I’ve managed to cause nosebleeds, headbutt at inappropriate times and scratch…and I’m generally quite gentle! A recent study suggested that sex injuries are much more common than we’d like to believe, and shared a number of real-life stories to back up the top 30. So here’s the top common sex injuries you should be aware of…

1. Feline Fine?

Hands up if you think this will be about scratches? Well, it’s not. Surprisingly, cat attacks are the most common sex injury. There are hundreds of reports of serious injury each year due to cats “protecting” their owners and getting their claws out, including deep scratches to several sensitive body parts. Ouch. While I still can’t quite believe that furry cats cause the most common sex injuries, I’ll be kicking them off the bed from now on!

2. Sexy Eyes…

Very intense orgasms do increase your blood flow dramatically – and some people experience ruptured blood vessels, which cause the eyes to go red and can affect vision. Although it’s temporary and usually has no long-lasting consequences, this is something I’m very keen to avoid. Ick.

3. Feeling Secure…

A woman in Australia hit the headlines last year when she tried to sue her employers for a sex-related injury. She claimed she was having sex in a hotel room while away on business when the glass light fell onto her head, and caused some serious injuries to her face and mouth. Unsurprisingly, her employers rejected the claim – but before you get busy, make sure you aren’t likely to get hit by anything!

4. Lube Issues…

Too embarrassed to go and buy lube? It’s probably worth the blushes – especially if you’ve got no alternative. Another unfavorable headline involved a young man and his girlfriend who decided to use his grandma's nitroglycerin paste as lubricant. It caused their blood pressures to plummet, and both were found unconscious and naked. Probably not such a great idea, then.

5. Broken Glass…

Enjoying a glass of wine to get in the mood is common – but make sure that you put the glasses somewhere safe! There’s a rising number of glass-related sex incidents being treated at hospitals around the country, and wine glasses are the second most broken item during sex – only beds break more frequently. Avoid any painful cuts (or embarrassing extractions!) by clearing away glasses before you get busy.

6. Heart Health…

Been told to take it easy? Remember that sex is actually a form of exercise, and depending on your activity levels, can burn over 300 calories per hour. The latest Journal of the American Medical Association found that you have triple the chance of having a heart attack just after energetic sex, so look after your heart and avoid anything too intensive when necessary.

7. Hickey Horrors…

Did you know a hickey could cause a stroke? Neither did a woman from New Zealand until her husband gave her one during a sex session, and paralyzed her left arm. Medical investigations showed that the hickey was so strong it had created a blood clot in the woman’s neck, and caused a minor stroke, leading to the paralysis. The lesson? Unless you are a vampire, leave the biting elsewhere.

Have you ever suffered from these common sex injuries? It seems everything from broken bones to sprains and scratches are possible after sex, and there are some crazy true-life stories out there too. Suffered from one of these, or another injury? I’d love to hear about it!