The study found that ‘do ggy style’ se x is the most dangerous, with 41 per cent of cases of penile fracture occurring as a result of using the position. Missionary, with the man on top, was in second place, as the cause behind 25 per cent of penile fracture cases, followed by se x with the woman on top in third.
The researchers who worked on the study included R Barros, L Schulze, A A Ornellas, L Koifman and L A Favorito. They noted that do ggy style s ex and missionary could cause equally serious penile fracture, while the woman being on top was the least dangerous. They said:
How does a pe nis fracture occur?
A penile fracture occurs when the appendage is subject to a sharp, blunt force trauma, which can occur during vi gorous intercourse or ma sturbation. Since 1924, 1,600 cases have been recorded worldwide – roughly 16 instances per year, the Telegraph previously reported.
Researchers noted that in 50 per cent of cases, a gruesome cracking sound can be heard. Four in five male victims lost their ere ction. Those who have already been traumatised from breaking their penis are often left with erectile dysfunction problems and a lifetime of painful se x.
Earlier this year, MailOnline reported on a man from southern China who was left in agony after breaking his penis during s ex with his wife. Doctors found that his penis was at an odd angle and was in a swollen shape that made it look like an eggplant.
He was diagnosed with a penile fracture after tearing a sponge-like erectile tissue called corpora cavernosa.
Blood flows into corpora cavernosa that runs along the penis and making it hard during an ere ction. The trick to stopping penile injuries is to thrust quite shallowly, according to Tracey Cox.
‘Holding your partner close to you using a grinding rather than thrusting motion will also reduce the risk’, she told MailOnline.