(AscendHealthy.com) – There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun in the bedroom, but even among consenting adults, injuries can occur. It can be easy to get lost in the heat of the moment, and in some rare cases, what seemed like a good idea can turn into an embarrassing trip to the emergency room later.
Luckily, most of us have never dealt with this issue. Here’s what’s most likely to occur when one does.
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Tearing is most common in the vagina and anus, but it can also occur on the penis, especially in uncircumcised men. Healthline reports that these events typically result from insufficient lubrication, rough movements, uncut fingernails, or underlying medical conditions like menopause and certain infections.
Most tears will heal on their own, but it’s important to seek medical attention for bleeding that won’t stop with a gentle compress and pressure. Some tears, such as those in the anus, can cause extreme discomfort and may lead to infections.
2. Lost Objects
It’s all fun and games until someone loses a toy. As bizarre or impossible as it might seem, objects get lost — both vaginally and anally — more often than many of us realize.
While toys can be an issue, Health24 notes that some people can get woefully creative when playing with objects. Condoms and tampons are also commonly lost objects. Most items can get worked out of the vagina once arousal’s fully diminished, but objects lodged in the rectum may require surgical removal.
3. Back Injuries
According to a Chicago Tribune report, back injuries during sex are likely highly underreported due to embarrassment. Realistically, a thrown back is probably among the most likely injuries people experience during amorous activities, although a longstanding injury is rare.
There are outliers, however, such as the case report of a 31-year-old woman who cracked vertebrae in her neck while trying out a complicated sexual position with her partner. Always remember to listen to your body; if something hurts or feels like it shouldn’t go a certain way, stop.
Sexually active women, especially those with new or multiple partners, are at risk of developing fungal and bacterial infections. They usually occur when the natural balance of microbes in the vagina gets upset.
Yeast infections cause rawness, irritation, and itchiness along with cottage cheese-like discharge, whereas bacterial vaginosis typically causes fishy-smelling, yellow or gray discharge. Both may require treatment to avoid worsening infections and resulting complications.
Yes, this really does happen, although luckily, it only accounts for about 0.4% of urologic emergencies. Scientific American explains that this complication isn’t so much of a break as an extreme bend in an erect penis, caused when it gets accidentally thrust in an awkward direction. The trauma causes a tear in the spongy tissue that fills up with blood during an erection, which results in an audible pop followed by pain and bruising. Some cases may require surgical intervention.
We’re all adults here; accidents happen. There’s no need for embarrassment. Avoid these and other injuries by listening to the body, and taking care not to do anything excessive or dangerous. We can get lucky without pushing our luck and landing ourselves in the emergency room. Be sure to seek medical assistance if a bedroom injury has occurred.
~Here’s to Your Healthy Ascension
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