There are two kinds of people in this world: the kind who wants to know more about sex injuries, and the kind who doesn’t.
And to be honest we’re not actually sure whether the second kind exists.
But anyway, if you’re the first kind (ha, “if”), then the good folks at online healthcare clinic Euroclinix have got you covered, with their comprehensive new survey of the sexual habits of Britons. The study of 2000 presumably reasonably normal Brits includes an eye-opening section on sexual injuries that it behooves us all to peruse, whether for educational or entertainment purposes.
Notably, 17% of respondents said they had suffered an injury during sex, but only 2% said they sought medical advice after suffering that injury. This means that 88% of those who suffered a sex injury chose not to get professional help. Alarming, and very understandable, news.
The good (?) news is that your chances of injurious sex decrease with age: 22% of 18-24-year-olds, and 23% of 25-34-year-olds, reported suffering sex injuries, which dropped to just 8% for 55-64-year-olds. Hardly surprising, really: after all, the faster you can run the more likely you are to do a hammy.
Also unsurprising is that news that men are more likely to hurt themselves during sex – 21% of men to 15% of women – but it’s a little more surprising that women are less likely to report injuries to medical professionals – 1% of women say they’ve been injured and sought help, to 4% of men. If men are undoubtedly more clumsy, it seems that women are slightly more embarrassed.
Food for thought.