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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Air embolism only occurs from closing the labial lips and blowing into the vagina. Continue to "jet" off into "happiness".

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: It has not been mentioned in the commonly known causes of air embolim. Two things are required for air embolism pressure gradient and vascular. Acce ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, in the vagina: Bowing into the vagina during sexual practices and tightly holding the labia closed can cause an air embolism.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Not sure amount of air in tubing. Need to have nurse then to prime IV tubing to limit any possible complications. I would insist on this since this ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Masturbation: Probably not. Unless you are using the shower head from seinfeld. When kramer bought that powerful one off the back of a truck!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Unless there is a right to left shunt, such as avm of the lung or a connection through the right atrium to the left atrium.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Intercourse: During intercourse the penis can be inserted into the vagina as deep as is comfortable for you and your partner. Certain positions allow deeper penet ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: A room fan, anywhere in the room, is fine and will not cause a vaginal air embolism. Keeping cool with a fan is a good thing, as it decreases sweatine ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Never heard of that: Doubtful, but i guess anything is possible. One of the causes listed in the literature for free air in the abdomen is "rough sex." i guess one could ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pressure: The pressure that is built with blowing is problem. A little air is probably not a problem. Quantity and pressure make the difference.
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