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Sex: it’s all fun and games until someone’s vibrator gets stuck.
It’s easy to assume that sex toy injuries are something that only happens on those trashy, late-night ‘True stories from the emergency room!’ TV shows, or in the bedrooms of the most sexually deviant souls.
However, new figures suggest vibrators and other bedroom devices get lodged in civilian orifices quite regularly, at least in the US.
As the Washington Post reports, estimates from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System indicate the number of people who found themselves in the ER for incidents involving “massage devices and vibrators” has doubled since 2007. There was a particularly noticeable spike in 2012-2013.
In 83 per cent of cases, treatment has involved “foreign body removals”. So if you’ve ever felt awkward talking to your doctor about sex or bodily functions, spare a thought for those unlucky souls who require a more, ah, hands-on appointment.