Sometimes we come across studies here at EarnTheNecklace.com that are just too good not to share. This is definitely one of them—and it’s one that you might want to consider the next time you and your older man take your May-December romance to the bedroom.
A group of academic researchers examined cases of “penile fractures” among men over the age of 30 in order to determine what caused them. According to the findings from the study, which were published in the journal Advances in Urology, the riskiest sex position, for men at least, was “woman on top”—think cowgirl. The scientists hypothesized that it’s because when you’re on top, you’re in control with all of your body weight on top of him, and you’re therefore not able to stop something from going wrong. As the study puts it, the woman is unable to “interrupt it when the penis suffers a wrong way penetration.”
Even though the pain and damage is next to nothing for the woman, it’s pretty extensive for the man. This particular sex position—one you may now want to think twice about trying in your own May-December romance—was responsible for half of the sex-related penile fracture cases involved in the study.
So, what’s the safest sex position then? If this study is any indication, man-on-top or “missionary,” is the safest way to go, because he’s better able to control the situation if he feels that something isn’t right.
Although penile fractures are relatively rare, it’s important that you seek immediate medical attention if you and your older man do ever find yourself in such a predicament. The researchers behind this study noted that despite hearing a crack and feeling excruciating pain, many of the men waited as much as six hours to go to the hospital. As embarrassing as it might be for you and your May-December romance, it’s not something that will heal itself—the faster you handle the situation, the faster you can get back to enjoying your sex life.
Reis, L.O., et al., “Mechanisms Predisposing Penile Fracture and Long-Term Outcomes on Erectile and Voiding Functions,” Advances in Urology 2014; doi: 10.1155/2014/768158.
Saul, H., “The most dangerous sex position revealed in study,” The Independent web site, January 21, 2015; http://goo.gl/W67TyF.