Hi to all my friends and People who like having sex doggie style or other positions on the carpet. A friend of mine and I met for coffee and I noticed her knees were rather red and a bit inflamed after inquiring the cause of this disfigurement she informed they were carpet burns, I have come across this injury but not often.
Carpet burn: Friction during sex can cause scrapes on the bum, thighs, knees, elbows, back hands and even the face. Sometimes, when there’s a lot of friction, it can result in carpet burns. The name is not an accident: these injuries can feel like first-degree burns.
How do you get it? Having sex on a rough surface, vigorous or rough sex, prolonged sex, rubbing against hard facial hair, going down on someone with hard/shaved pubic hair, there are any number of ways you can get it. Pain meter: Severe, but it passes quickly
Signs you shouldn’t ignore: Redness and skin irritation are normal, but if you see signs of infection (swelling or pus), you may want to see a doctor, that could be said regarding a lot of infections (if you know what I mean!!!
Treatment: Dab the area with a bit of antiseptic or natural aloe vera gel. You can also take a mild painkiller if the pain bothers you too much. Try wearing cotton undies and loose-fitting clothes to avoid more rubbing. If the burn is in a place where rubbing is inevitable, try covering the burn loosely with a bit of gauze - remember the idea is to just avoid friction, not bandage the area.
A bruise/wound that develops after having intensive sex on a carpet. Usually on the back, knees or elbows. I'm getting carpet burn on my back. Quick, flip me over.
Kristina J How common is it Super common Pain Meter severe but passes quickly. Xx