- Publish Date
- Saturday, 16 September 2017, 1:44PM
It may be regarded as one of the most basic and unexotic sex positions but missionary is actually one of the most dangerous, according to doctors.
In a new study called the 'relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture' from the International Journal of Impotence Research, doctors analysed which sex positions were the most dangerous for men.
The study found that 'doggy style' sex is the most dangerous, with 41 percent of cases of penile fracture occurring as a result of using the position.
Despite being one of the more popular positions, 'doggy style' can lead to the unsuspecting man hitting a woman's pelvic bone, causing it to potentially snap.
Missionary, with the man on top, was in second place, as the cause behind 25 percent of penile fracture cases, followed by sex with the woman on top in third.
Was not expecting that!
- This article was first published on dailymail.co.uk and is republished here with permission.