According to a study concluded in early 2016, “Woman on top” is the most dangerous sex position and scientists have confirmed it.
The study revealed that a position dubbed “cowgirl”, is responsible for half of all penile fractures.
Falling after is the “doggy-style” position, which is responsible for 29 percent while the traditional ‘man on top’ accounts for only 21 percent.
“Our hypothesis is that when woman is on top she usually controls the movement with her entire body weight landing on the erect penis, not being able to interrupt it when the penis suffers a wrong way penetration, because the harm is usually minor in woman with no pain but major in the penis.
“On the contrary, when the man is controlling the movement, he has better chances of stopping the penetration energy in response to the pain related to the penis harm, minimizing it.”
The study found that 44 men had attended hospital, with 42 having “the condition confirmed after clinical, radiological and surgical evaluation”.
The research was conducted by scientists, who looked at three hospitals in Campinas, a city of three million people in Brazil, used hospital records and in some cases interviewed the patients.