Fifty Shades Of Grey is about to heat up cinema screens all over the world in a couple of days, so what better time to check out the most common injuries sustained from the act of love making.
So let's get into it... so to speak!
This is one thing that really hurts, and is pretty common. Dr Debby Herbenick says that the reason for any tearing is because it's too dry down there so use plenty of lubrication and take your time.
Herbenick also mentions that if it's a common problem for you, go see your gyno. Most tears will heal themselves over time.
5. UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
If you've ever had a UTI, you'd know it's really painful and can be caused by having lots of sex. Best thing to do according to Dr Jennifer Wider is to take it slow, and use plenty of lubrication.
You can also take cranberry extract daily which keeps UTI causing bateria from sticking to the walls of your bladder.
4. Back Injury
Another common injury, and caused by testing out that new position you saw during the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' movie. Put an ice pack on your lower back to relieve inflammation, and then once the inflammation calms down, use a heating pad which soothes the muscles.
Then you can take an ibuprofen, and grab some rest.
3. Yeast Infection
This is usually caused after oral sex, and then having unprotected sex - as saliva may still be on his nether regios. Just make sure things are clean, or use protection. You can also chat to your doctor if it's a reoccurring problem.
2. Carpet Burn
This happens at those times when a bed just doesn't cut it and you're feeling adventurous. Dr Jennifer Wider advises to wash the infected area with cool water and an antibacterial soap.
If the skin is actually broken, you should use an antiseptic and antibacterial cream before wrapping it in a bandage.
1. Something Gets Stuck
Doctors see this lots... where a 'foreign object' gets stuck (and yes, these include tampons and condoms).
Dr Herbenick says the first thing to do is not panic. Wait 10 to 15 minutes after you've had sex, and then see if you can remove the object. If you can't, then it's time to see a doctor.