18 million Brits injured – having sex


Around 18 million Britons have injured themselves in the past year – having sex.

Researchers found around one third of the adult population has suffered an ache or strain either before, during or after lovemaking.

Pulled muscles emerged as the most common complaint, followed by back injuries, carpet burns, cricked neck and bashing an elbow or knee.

Incredibly, 40 per cent of people said they only realised they were injured the morning after the romp because they were overcome with passion and didn’t notice it at the time.

Five per cent of people have even had to take time off work due to injuries suffered amid the throes of passions.

And two per cent have been left with broken bones because things got so heated between the sheets.

A spokesman for www.phonepiggybank.com, which polled 1,000 adults, said: ”Sex is a risky business these days.

”There are numerous hazards in and around the home which can inflict severe injuries if people aren’t careful.

”We were amazed to find out that even the bedroom can prove a hazardous location for certain people.

”Our advice would be to remove any dangerous objects well before you plan to start making love and take care while in the act.”

Other common sex injuries include bruised shoulders, twisted knees, sprained ankles or wrists and bent back fingers.

The list of risky locations to enjoy a romp featured the sofa in first place due to the close proximity of glasses, plates and other breakable goods.

The bedroom only came fifth in the list of the most dangerous place to make love with the stairs in second and in the car in third place.

The shower was fourth. The list also featured ‘on a chair’, ‘kitchen table’, ‘the garden’, ‘the toilet’ and ‘a work cupboard’.

Rampant sex can also result in damage to furniture and belongings, the study found.

Almost four out of ten people said they had broken something amid a sex session with the average cost of damage touching £154.

Bed frames, broken wine or pint glasses and picture frames were the most regular casualties.

Accidentally smashing a hole in a wall also featured as did breaking chests of drawers or doors.

One in ten people said themselves or their partner had fallen off the bed during sex and one in 50 said they had fallen off a washing machine while making love.


1. Pulled muscle
2. Injured back
3. Carpet burns
4. Cricked neck
5. Bashing elbows / knees
6. Bruised shoulder
7. Twisted knee
8. Sprained / strained wrist
9. Sprained / strained ankle
10. Bending fingers back


1. Sofa
2. Stairs
3. Car
4. Shower
5. Bedroom
6. On a chair
7. Kitchen table
8. Garden
9. Toilet
10. In a work cupboard


1. Bed frame
2. Wine / pint glass
3. Picture
4. Chair
5. Tea cup
6. Wall
7. Chest of drawers
8. Door
9. Window
10. Vase


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