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You may be good in bed, but it's unlikely that you'll be heart-stoppingly good, according to new research.

When we talk about safe sex, it's often about checking you're using condoms and any other protection you want to prevent unplanned pregnancies and STD transmission. However, there's also actually a risk of cardiac arrest, which is much higher in men than women.

The good news, though, is that no matter how jiggy you get in the bedroom, the danger is really low.

This is according to figures from the American Heart Association, which identified sex as a "rare trigger" for sudden cardiac arrest.

Out of more than 4,500 instances, just 34 occurred during or within one hour of sexual activity. A massive 32 of these were men, meaning any apparent risk appears to be considerably lower for women.

Sumeet Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said his study is the first to look at the risk of cardiac arrest during sex.

It is known that sexual activity can trigger heart attacks, where blood flow is prevented from getting to the heart, but cardiac arrests happen when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating.

However, the risk of the latter is especially low, meaning you can get intimate and the main thing you need to worry about is ensuring you have condoms with you.

Without the need to concern yourself with heart problems, unless your doctor advises you, both you and your partner can focus on each other and how to make your experience as pleasurable as possible.

There's a wide variety of toys and lubes available to help you get the most out of your time in the bedroom, and ensure you're giving as much pleasure as you're receiving. Of course, there's also a massive selection of condoms too, to make sure you're enjoying safe sex and not risking unplanned pregnancy or STDs.