If you're lucky enough to be enjoying frequent amounts of you-know-what, it's probably a good idea to have a quick read of this.

An informal study published by Scientific American has found that one relatively common sexual position is responsible for more injuries during heterosexual intercourse than any other.

Namely, the Cowgirl or the Reverse Cowgirl.

For those unaware, the Cowgirl is essentially the woman on top of the man - either facing towards or away from the man.

According to Dr. Hunter Wessells, chair of the Urology Department of University of Washington, 'broken penis syndrome' is a thing.

"Any situation during intercourse when there is thrusting and when the penis, instead of penetrating its normal location, is hitting some solid structure, such as the perineum. Usually this occurs during regular vaginal sex with the woman on top, but it can happen in the missionary position or during sexual acrobatics."

Dr Kat van Kirk, a sexual therapist, explained it further. "It's slightly differently positioned in each woman. At times there's not enough lubrication when the woman goes to sit on the penis if there's enough force or friction or the penis catches on the pubic bone, that's when that bend will occur in that ligament. That is more common than people think."

You're all wincing now, right? There's more. Dr. Hunter Wessells explained one particular situation that really make you wince.

"We had this patient who suffered penile fracture after running across the room and trying to penetrate his wife with a flying leap."


There's more. If you find yourself caught in such a situation where you've "broken" your ding-dong, there's a simple procedure involved to repair.

They basically cut your lad open.

"We put the person on general anesthesia and open up the skin through one or more incisions in the penis. Then we find the edge of the tear and close it up with sutures."

Not tonight, dear. I've got a headache. And, y'know, sutures.


Via Scientific American / Vice