Sex is intended to bring happiness, joy and pleasure but sometimes it can cause an unpleasant situation which may lead you to hate it. These situations are in the form of injuries occurring on both partners. Of all the body parts that might be injured during intercourse, our most vulnerable are also our most private. It is very important to know these situational injuries that may occur during sex, how to avoid them and how to react when they happen. Below, I discuss some come injuries associated with sex.

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Vagina cuts or tears can be as painful as they sound.  Tears/ cuts can cause pain, bleeding, and even infection down the line. These surface cuts/tears in sensitive vaginal skin often occur when a woman engages in intercourse but isn’t lubricated enough.  When the vagina isn’t lubricated, it is not as elastic as it should be, and tears/cuts may occur. As uncomfortable as they can be, vaginal cuts generally heal quickly, even within hours after sex.

Solution: If a day or two pass and the pain doesn’t subside, or bleeding doesn’t stop, check in with your doctor.  Since you definitely don’t want this kind of tearing to happen again, next time you and your partner engages in sex, make sure you’re thoroughly lubricated naturally ( lots of foreplay usually gets your waterworks going ) or you can try with  the help of a store-bought LUBRICANT. (check some lubricants here)


Like vaginal tears, anal tears happen when there’s a lack of lubrication, this time during anal sex.

Solution: Since the anus isn’t self-lubricating, artificial lubricant is a must if you want to engage in anal intercourse or any kind of anal play. The tears should heal within a day or two, but if you notice excessive bleeding or pain, it’s wise to see a doctor. An anal tear can be more dangerous and riskier than a vaginal tear because the anus contains more potentially harmful bacteria. Microbes like gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and HIV, for example can more easily enter through small nicks and abrasions and get into the bloodstream


When it comes to sex injuries, soreness can occur. 

Solution: To treat this, take an over-the-counter painkiller .  Soaking the vagina in a lukewarm bath may help ease soreness, too. If you experience vagina soreness a lot after sex, make sure you report to your doctor. May be your partner is being too rough during sexual intercourse. Talk to him and reduce intensity Are you being too rough? Maybe take the intensity down a notch. Does your partner do it rapidly?  Then let him slow down if you want to avoid vaginal soreness.


So your partner rolled on a condom before you two got into the swing of things, and now that you’re enjoying, you realize the condom is gone.

Solution: Don’t panic, just relax; use a finger or two (or have your guy use his) to try to fish it out.  Anxiety will make your vaginal muscles tighten up, potentially pushing it out of reach. If you can’t remove an item (condom) right after sex, wait an hour, when the vagina will contract and make it easier to remove. Should a day go by and it’s hopelessly lost, make an appointment with your Gynaecologist, who can easily grab it for you. Don’t panic, I repeat don’t panic.


A penis can’t be fractured since it contains no bones. But the injury occurs when an erect penis is forcefully bent at a time during sex. This occurs when the paths of the blood to the penis breaks. So if you hear and cracking sound during intercourse and all of a sudden your partner is wailing in pain, you could have a penile fracture on your hands.

Solution: Put an ice pack on it right away.  Then head to the emergency room. He’ll need surgery to repair the damaged tissue. Yes you heard me right.  One small study showed that it it’s more likely to occur in the woman-on-top position, so if it has happened before and you want to make sure lightning doesn’t strike twice, you might want to be extra cautious when you engage in this sex style.

  • HEART ATTACK                             

The most serious of sex-related injuries is a heart attack.(A penile fracture is dire, we agree, but it’s not life or death.) It takes a certain level of fitness [to have sex], so people who are not fit shouldn’t force to have sex.  

Solution: If you’ve had a heart problems in the past, check with your doctor to see if you can safely perform the act. Many heart attack victims have their first one during sex, and that’s especially true for men. Signs to look for include a sudden tightening of the chest or pressure in the chest, as well as nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. So if you or your partner has any kind of chest discomfort, play it safe and postpone the action.

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Back injuries can happen during any physical activity and sex is no different. Most times, back pains occur immediately after and this can be persistent for some days. Almost all sex positions can lead to this problem.

Solution: To fix this, try using pain relieving gel. If it’s really bad a physiotherapist might be necessary. It should be noted that doggy style contributes to the highest incidence of back injury followed by missionary and standing position reported to contribute the least. You may therefore experience some issues of back injury when you practice such sex positions.


As with a back injury, a pulled muscle can happen anywhere too.

Solution: Just treat it like a usual pulled muscle injury, ice it and take pain killers to help manage any inflammation.

This blog pro­vides infor­ma­tion about vaginal health and related sub­jects. The blog content and any linked materials herein are not intended to be, and should not be con­strued as a substitute for, med­ical or healthcare advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any reader or per­son with a med­ical con­cern should con­sult a healthcare provider. This blog is provided purely for informational purposes.

The article was written by Godfrey Yeboah Amoah and published at vagicarekonsult.com.

Godfrey Yeboah Amoah
Godfrey Yeboah Amoah

Godfrey Yeboah Amoah is a reproductive health and rights activist and the founder of Vagicare Konsult. A medical Laboratory scientist by profession and specialty in population and health, Godfrey combines his professional knowledge, experience and specialty to educate females on quality reproductive health practices


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