The 11 Most Common Sex Injuries & How To Avoid Them

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The last thing you need when you're in the heat of the moment with your partner is an injury. Surprisingly enough, sex injuries are more common than people may think they are, but just like any form of physical activity, sex can indeed involve some mishaps. Most of the time, they aren't serious enough to warrant a hospital visit, and they can usually be laughed off lightheartedly before getting back to business. If you'd rather just try to avoid these snafus altogether, these helpful sex tips from Bustle, are just what you need to keep it injury free. You might also think that many of the injuries sustained during sex must be coming from pretty risque moves, but funnily enough, they are most likely to happen while doing regular old fashioned positions and styles. While some of the more advanced sexual positions come with their own set of concerns and precautions, these useful tips for life are geared toward simple, basic sex. So have a read through these great tips and hand them off to your partner so you know how to prevent them so you can keep the good times rolling together.

1. Rug burns are inevitable if you're going to do it on the ground, and so are bruises and maybe even some bumps. If you're in the heat of the moment and you're not feeling the burn of the carpet beneath you yet, you will shortly afterwards, so just make a mental not to put some padding or cushioning down before you get into it. If it's already too late and the rug burns have appeared, you can rub some vitamin E cream or put some witch hazel on them to soothe the burn.

2. Muscle spasms and muscle strain are also very common for many people. You can prevent these from happening by not staying in one place for too long and also by working some stretching into your daily routine to keep you nice and limber. If the strain is really bad, put some ice or heat on it to ease the pain.

3. Urinary tract infections are also quite common because of the bacteria that may get into the urethra. The best way to prevent a UTI is to make sure you urinate right after you have intercourse to flush all of the bad bacteria away. If you've already gotten a UTI, then sip on some real cranberry juice to help get rid of it naturally.

4. Yeast infections are something that women are prone to getting after intercourse, but they can be prevented my making sure that you get lots of probiotics in your diet. Just take a probiotic supplement or eat healthy probiotics like fermented vegetables and yogurt.

5. Skin irritations can become an issue as well, if not enough lube is used. If you're sensitive to commercial brands of lube, try making your own our of coconut oil or find an all natural lube at your health food store. Just remember that not all lubes work well with condoms so be sure to research and find out if they'll be compatible with that type of contraceptive.

6. Slips and falls are common especially in the shower, so do be careful to make sure that there is no slipper soap or shampoo on the shower or bath tub floor that you could slip on.

So there you have it, some practical useful tips for life to ensure your safety, health and wellbeing during sex. Always be sure to see your doctor or go to the hospital if anything persists or becomes an emergency situation, and don't be too embarrassed since you probably won't be the first or the last to end up with one of these sex injuries.***

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