Image: “Oh god… is that a carpet burn?”
Thanks in no small part to the Divinyls, we all know there’s a fine line between pleasure and pain. But if new figures are to be believed, at least a third of us are getting a little more pain than we bargained for.
According to a survey by online dating site Meetville, one in three unlucky people have sustained injuries during sex – and by ‘injuries’ we’re not talking about an accidental tooth-bump or the occasional toe cramp. Some lusty lovers are hobbling away with sprained wrists, twisted ankles, muscle or joint injuries. But the most common passion wound is carpet burn.
It’s a jungle out there, you guys.
In 5% of cases, these ailments are bad enough to warrant a day off work - which is kind of hilarious, until it happens to you.
As the Daily Mail reports, sex isn't only wreaking havoc on bodies - 40% of people have broken something around the house while in the act, with the most frequent casualties being, for obvious reasons, beds, chairs, wine glasses, picture frames, windows, vases, and in extreme cases, walls and windows. Proceed with caution, friends - especially if you're renting.
The funniest part of all this? Injuring yourself while having sex isn't that different to hurting yourself when you're drunk - it's going to affect Future You a lot more than Present (Sex Goddess) You.
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