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For the first time ever, scientists have successfully documented the way the spine moves during sex and discovered exactly why certain positions are better than others when it comes to avoiding back pain.
The pioneering study combined infrared and electromagnetic motion capture systems -- like those used in the creation of video games -- to track how 10 couples' spines moved when attempting five common sex positions. The findings were used to create an atlas, or set of guidelines, that recommends different sex positions and thrusting techniques based on what movements trigger a patient's pain.
"Before now, spooning was often recommended by physicians as the one position that fit all. But as we've discovered, that is not the case," said Natalie Sidorkewicz, a PhD candidate at Waterloo and lead author on the paper. "Sex positions that are suitable for one type of back pain aren't appropriate for another kind of pain."
The atlas recommends that men who are flexion-intolerant -- meaning those whose back pain is made worse by touching their toes or sitting for long periods of time, for example -- replace spooning with doggy-style sex. The guide recommends that these men use a hip-hinging motion rather than thrusting with their spines.
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: Sabiduria
great thread...i indeed have back pain during sex and have turned it down because of this...
i have like 2 ways I usually do it to avoid pain lol
originally posted by: KellyEverson
a reply to: Psynic
For many of the millions of world who suffer with back pain, trying to maintain a healthy sex life can be frustrating. A new study has some real answers to your questions about how to avoid exacerbating (or creating) back pain during sex. The Canadian study authors pointed out research into the best sex positions.
There are other ways to get rid off chronic pain that ruining the relationship.
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originally posted by: Fylgje
I have a bad back and I worked this out loooooooooooooooooooooong ago. lol
I'm not going anymore into than that for fear of
I can't afford no more warnings