10 Surprising Health Hazards of Having Safe Sex

Dec 11
10 Surprising Health Hazards of Having Safe Sex

Fact: sex is great. It provides you a different kind of pleasure, an easily accessible way to combat stress, and don’t even get started with orgasm. Aside from the physical aspect, this three-letter word improves your sleep, lowers your blood pressure, ensures that the blood flows all throughout your body and gives your immune system a boost.
In other words, sex is good for your health.
Unfortunately, all great things come with its own set of boo-boos and mishaps. According to a 2010 UK survey, one-third of couples who love to get down and dirty in the bedroom experience some kind of injury. Instead of being a pleasurable experience, sex becomes a horror story and can even send you to the hospital.
Here are 10 of the many sex stories that will make you think twice about doing the deed.

1. Vaginal Cuts Or Tears

lack of foreplayDid you know that sexually active women experience cuts or tears down there at least once in their lifetime? Yes, it does happen and it will make sex painful and uncomfortable, especially for the lady.
The most common cause of tears or cuts is vaginal dryness. Dry spells could be due to variety of reasons such as menopause, hormonal changes, stress and even lack of foreplay, thereby affecting her area down south.
Thankfully, this health hazard is not a serious one. Lubricants could save the day and as much as possible, spend time down there. On the other hand, if the cut is big enough and the bleeding doesn’t stop, bring her to the nearest hospital immediately.

2. Sexual Headaches

Who would’ve thought that sex could give you a headache? You might experience it before orgasm, during the big O or immediately after sex. It feels like a sudden throbbing pain or what experts call an explosive headache. You might also experience a tension headache, which is caused by stress and feels more constrictive.
A sexual headache could be a cause of concern since it signals serious health issues, such as low blood pressure, bleeding in the brain or a brain tumor. If you have a migraine, you will most likely experience headaches caused by sexual activity. If you experience a sexual headache for the first time or the headache comes with other symptoms like vomiting, a stiff neck and coordination issues, make sure to consult a doctor for a better diagnosis.

3. Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract InfectionsA urinary tract infection or UTI is a type of condition wherein a bacterium invades the bladder, urethra, ureters or even the kidneys. UTI is not just about painful and frequent urination since if left untreated, this could lead to infection of the kidneys.
There are many reasons why you will develop UTI. Surprisingly, one of these reasons is sex, although women are more at risk. This is because during the deed, bacteria from the anus and genital area sometimes enter the bladder, urethra or kidneys, causing UTI symptoms.
To prevent this, make sure to pee before and after sex to clear the urethra of any bacteria inside. It also helps relieve the bladder from pressure. At the same time, wash your hands before and after sex. Hands are haven for bacteria and could easily transmit bacteria in the genitals and rectum area. More importantly, drink lots of fluid. It dilutes your urine and help flush out any bacteria inside.

4. Stuck On You

Unless you are in a monogamous relationship and you and your girl are both STD-free, you should use condoms at all times.It protects you both against unwanted pregnancy and prevents the transmission of unwanted diseases. Sadly, if you are not careful, your girl might find herself in a messy situation.
In India, a female patient complained of a cough, fever and runny nose for more than half a year. After prescribing many medications and running tests, a doctor found out that there was a condom stuck in her lungs. It turns out that she inhaled the condom while doing the deed and didn’t notice it. Tell your girl to take it easy down there please.

5. Fracture Of The Penis

masturbationYou probably learned in your anatomy class that the penis doesn’t have a bone. In fact, erections happen because of the amply supply of blood down south. The more supply of blood in the area, the better and longer your erections will be.
However, there are cases where you might experience a penile fracture. During sex or masturbation, you will hear a cracking sound and the severe pain, dark bruising and swelling comes after.
This happens during aggressive masturbation, vigorous sex, or if you thrust on a solid surface, such as the perineum. It tears the tunica albuginea membrane or the membrane that surrounds the core of your penis, which is also responsible for erection.
When this happens, seek medical help immediately. A doctor could easily see a penile fracture and require you to go through surgery. Otherwise, penile fractures could lead to permanent deformity and erection issues, which is something you don’t want, right?

6. Heart Attacks

You are just having sex. It’s supposed to be fun and pleasurable. How could this simple act of thrusting cause a heart attack? According to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, experts found out that vigorous sexual activity could triple your risk of heart attacks.
Heart AttacksThis could get worse if you are not physically active and decide to be a performer in bed. The good news is it doesn’t happen very often, although you need to watch out for some red flags.
Always be aware of the following red flags:

  • Chest pain, which last either a few minutes, or the pain comes and goes.
  • Shortness of breath, which also happens during chest pain attacks.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Other signs such as light-headedness, fatigue, stomach pain and nausea.

When you experience any of this while doing the deed, stop, take a deep breath and relax for a few minutes. Make sure to take it easy, too.

7. Bite Me

Cheating is, and will never be, okay. Apparently for some people, they have to learn about it in a hard and painful way. In Singapore, a rich business endured the most painful revenge. It turns out he was having an affair with his secretary and was doing lots of hanky-panky in between work.

One time, he and his secretary decided to be kinky inside a parked car. As he was receiving oral sex from his secretary, a van rammed into the car, causing the secretary to bite off his package. To make things worse, the secretary’s husband hired a private investigator since he suspected that his wife was cheating on him. Yes, the investigator saw the whole thing. Ouch.

8. A Stroke During Sex

Stroke During SexAside from heart attack, a stroke is also among the dangerous thing that could happen while doing the deed. Thankfully, this is rare; however, there are cases when stroke happens inside the bedroom due to the existence of various risk factors.
An example of this is patent for a men ovale or PFO. It is a minor heart defect, which could cause stroke while inside the bedroom.
The experts are continuously looking for the link between stroke and PFO. In the meantime, if you experience any of the following, get to the hospital immediately:

  • A sudden, severe headache
  • Feelings of numbness or weakness on one side of your body
  • Have difficulty or the inability to speak
  • Have trouble with your coordination
  • Experience sudden vision issues

These are signs of something more serious. You need to be treated as soon as possible to avoid further complications.

9. The Hickey From Hell

HickeyIn relation to the previous health hazard, did you know that giving or receiving a love bite could lead to stroke? Love bites stay long enough to embarrass you and tell everyone that you got laid. However, there is something more serious than that.
In New Zealand, a woman complained of numbness on one side of her body. It was easy for the doctors to diagnose her condition as stroke. Thankfully, one of the doctors was paying attention and saw the love bite on her neck. It turns out that her man sucked hard on her neck, which caused a blood clot in the artery and resulted in giving her a minor stroke.
It was a good thing she had herself checked before things got worse.

10. An Ear-Y Situation

One of the erogenous spots in a woman’s body is her ears. When done the right way, it could send shivers down her spine and gets her lady parts excited for what’s about to come. Just like all things, too much of a good thing could lead to something bad.
Take the case of this young Chinese couple. The dude focused on his girlfriend’s ear and ended up making her deaf. It turns out that he kissed her ear too much, which, according to the doctors, “reduced the air pressure in her mouth and pulled the eardrum out.” A quick lick on the ears is okay. Just make sure you do this with caution.The next time you take off your clothes, always keep this in mind: sex is supposed to be fun, exciting and pleasurable. Relax, take it easy and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to perform.

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