It’s not something most people want to think about. After all society and most advert promotes s ex as a pleasurable activity that’s a natural part of life. For the most part, they’re right.
Unfortunately, in some cases s ex can lead to conditions that will kill you. These situations are rare, but it’s a good idea to learn about them so you can reduce your risk. Here are some ways s ex can kill you.
1. Medical conditions can increase risk: You may have heard about someone dying during s ex. These cases are rare and usually are related to a pre-existing condition. Studies states that se xual activity triggers about one per cent of heart attacks, usually when a heart problem is already present. You should avoid s ex if you suffer from angina, uncontrolled hypertension, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscle), advanced heart failure, or if you’ve had a heart attack in the last two weeks.
2. Condoms can be lethal: Condom usage has skyrocketed since the awareness of HIV/AIDS. Latex condoms are the most popular, but some people are allergic to latex. In severe cases anaphylactic shock occurs and is fatal without immediate medical attention. If you’ve experienced a reaction to latex gloves stay away from latex condoms. If you’re not sure about your risk, get tested by a doctor. For those who are allergic there are alternatives.
3. S ex drugs: Viagra and similar drugs have also been found to increase the chance of catching a sudden heart attack during s ex. Viagra use has been linked to sudden cardiovascular death during s exual activity among men.
4. S ex during pregnancy is safe but with few exceptions: Concerns about hurting mother or baby during s ex are often unwarranted. A healthy pregnant woman can have s ex right up to delivery. However, avoid inserting anything into the va gina as this can cause injuries or infections dangerous to both mother and baby. If you have a cervical prolapse or leak amniotic fluid, you should avoid s ex. Blowing into the va gina is also dangerous. It can force an air bubble into the expectant mother’s bloodstream. If the bubble reaches the heart it can cut off blood flow to the lungs, causing death.
5. S exually transmitted diseases reduce life expectancy: The most common way to contract a s exually transmitted infection (STI) is through unprotected s ex. These diseases include genital herpes, hepatitis B, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS.
The deadliest STI is human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, which causes AIDS or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Drugs can control the disease and prolong your life expectancy. However, without proper medical attention most people die within 10 to 15 years of being infected. Another STI that reduces life expectancy is genital humanpapilloma virus (HPV). It is the most common STI in the US and can cause cervical, genital, or anal cancer.