If you’ve managed to get this far in your sex life without a trip to the ER, congrats. According to an analysis by VICE News and MedPage Today, serious sex-related injuries are a lot more common that you might think (ouch).
The teams went through almost 450 reports of sex-related injuries collected over the past six years in a government injury database. These included the stories of a 19-year-old woman who suffered a dental injury after falling out of her sex swing. There’s also the 62-year-old man who had to deal with a “penile crushing injury” following a homemade contraption gone wrong.
But stories like that seem to be pretty rare. According to the data, the most common injuries (over half of those in the database) involve foreign objects going or getting stuck in places they aren’t supposed to be. That includes toys originally meant for sex and some that were…not. And, as you might imagine, the majority of these injuries occurred in the lower trunk and pubic areas. [For the full story, head to Refinery29!]