Posted on 2014.09.13
The spooning position was the one-size-fits-all prescription for people suffering from back pain, until now. The University of Waterloo has released a study that shows different kinds of positions are more effective than others for helping relieve different kinds of back pain.
You don’t want to be mid-thrust when suddenly a back spasm takes you out. Not only will you be left aching, but your partner will be left unsatisfied, and then you’ll both be miserable. Surveys show that 73 per cent of women and 84 per cent of men chart a major decrease in their sex lives because of lower back pain. That’s far too many people not getting it on and something needed to be done.
Ten heterosexual partners around 30-years-old were used in the study performed by researchers at the University of Waterloo. These partners had remote sensors attached to them and they had sex in a controlled lab with infrared and electromagnetic motion capture systems illustrating how their spines moved in five typical sexual positions. The findings show that men and women experience a lot of spine movement during love making and researchers are recommending the partner doing the thrusting use more of their hips and knees for this action.
If you find your back pain becomes pains of longing because it’s preventing you from enjoying an active sex life than you should speak with your family doctor about sex tips that are right for you. Now that the University of Waterloo has been on the case, your doctor will have scientific data to back up their recommendations.