10 People Who Died While Having Sex

Quite literally, coming to a sticky end.

Romantically know as "la mort d'amour", death during sex happens more often than you think; and a lot of it isn't down to reckless erotic asphyxiation, either. Many deaths during intercourse happen during completely normal, consensual sex due to the physical strain of the pleasurable activity. Not only can sex trigger haemorrhages, but a 2011 study by the 'Journal of the American Medical Association' found that it can increase the risk of a heart attack. Another study shows that intercourse is one of eight triggers that increase the risk of a rare intracranial aneurysm that causes strokes. Before you stop reading and vow to a life of celibacy, remember the health benefits of sex massively outweigh the risks; only 0.6% of all sudden deaths are during consensual sex, after all. Viagra, balconies and, erm, nipple clamps are other factors that've played a part in many unfortunate sexual demises. Going out with an orgasm is definitely not the worst way to bite the dust, but the stories that follow prove it's not entirely desirable.
 
First Posted On: 
Contributor
Contributor

Human woman. Content Manager at What Culture. Lover of many "ologies", punk rock and cats. My god is Il├║vatar. Follow me on Twitter: @nina_cresswell