Dangerous Sex: Don’t Try This at Home

couple jumping on bed

It's hard to believe something so right can go so wrong, but you can seriously injure yourself having sex. Maybe you've already discovered this for yourself? Board-certified spinal and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Hansraj says he's seen back pain, neck pain, strains, herniated disks, and neck injuries all as a result of lovemaking. And that's just the beginning! Here are 8 of the most dangerous ways to have sex.


We're all for improvising in the bedroom! However, to prevent injury, Dr. Hansraj has this simple tip: Warm up for it -- literally. "Take a long hot shower and stretch," he suggests. "See if you can do those positions there because that's where you're most flexible. Make sure you can obtain and maintain those positions." Then try them out for real.

Dr. Hansraj reminds us that our first priority is physical health (including a strong, limber back) -- "and then, great sex is the icing on the cake," he says. He recommends doing yoga exercises, even just upward facing dog and downward facing dog, for core strength and flexibility.

Have you ever hurt yourself having sex?


Image via luminaimages/Shutterstock