The Most Dangerous Sex Positions

If you’ve taken a peek inside any magazine that haunts the racks at your local grocery store, you’ve probably noticed about a million tips on how to make your love life about a million times better. From Cosmo to Men’s Health, everyone has a magic position that they’re sure you and your significant other are going to love. What those publications fail to tell you is that most of the sexual positions that they think you should start using are tantamount to a minefield. One wrong step (or thrust) and you could end up in the ER with a cracked penis or exploding vagina, and nobody wants that. Before you try out your amateur trapeze act in the bedroom (or swimming pool, depending on which position you’ve got your eye on), read this list of the most dangerous sexual positions so you know what you’re getting into.

Extreme sex positions are all well and good, but the truth of the matter is, if you’re not in peak physical condition, or if you’re just not ready for the kind of sex that you’d expect to see at any Crossfit gym, just stick to what you know. No matter how much you may want to try them, the dangerous sex positions on this list aren’t for beginners.

Vote up the sex position that you think seems the most dangerous, and remember to stay safe out there.

  • 1
    655 VOTES

    The Lap Dance

    Sit on a chair and have sex - fine. That's great! But if you try any move that requires you to take a pole dancing class so you don't fall off your man and bust your head open while you're trying to get freaky, it probably isn't worth your time.
    655 votes
  • 2
    608 VOTES

    The Randy Raft

    What is happening here? The Randy Raft is the best way to have sex while simultaneously getting sun burned. Also, if you can't swim, this is probably a good position to avoid forever.
    608 votes
  • 3
    1,026 VOTES

    Reverse Cowgirl

    Hey guys, go ahead and do reverse cowgirl all you want, but according to Advances in Urology, the foremost journal on all things below the waist, reverse cowgirl triggered the majority of "cracks" to the penis.
    1,026 votes
  • 4
    808 VOTES

    The Eager Chef

    This super spontaneous move can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of pain when she slips and falls off your granite counter and busts her head open.
    808 votes
  • 5
    1,315 VOTES

    Doggy Style

    According to physical therapist, Kristi Latham, the founder of the physical therapy clinic Beyond Therapy & Wellness, vaginal tearing can occur if there’s forceful penetration at the wrong angle, so positioning adjustments might be necessary. Additionally, doggy style and its many other variants can also cause things to enter places that weren’t ready to be entered.

    1,315 votes
  • 6
    1,359 VOTES

    The Cowgirl

    It's been widely reported that "Cowgirl" is one of, if not the most, dangerous sex position that you could be a part of. According to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), similar to an elbow or knee, your penis can be hyperextended if you put too much or too frequent downward pressure on the shaft. Over time, this hyperextension can lead to peyronie’s disease - a buildup of plaques that causes your rod to bend while erect.
    1,359 votes