Doctors Blame Erotic Dance Craze 'Daggering' for Increasing Number of Pelvic Injuries

An erotic dance craze sweeping Jamaica has been blamed for a number of pelvic injuries and now faces a government crackdown.

"Daggering," a lewd dance style where couples simulate dry sex in various positions to the beat of the music, is characterized by over-the-top gyrating, heavy pelvis-thrusting and daredevil leaps.

Many couples have taken the “rough” daggering dance from the club to the bedroom, with disastrous consequences. Jamaican doctors were prompted to issue a warning on the dangers of daggering when presented with a range of fractured penises caused by rough intercourse.The number of cases tripled in the last year.

The rising popularity of the new dance — and subsequent public protests — has prompted the Jamaican government to ban songs and videos with blatantly sexual content. The videos have been making the rounds on YouTube and other video-sharing sites.

Jamaica’s Broadcasting Commission defines daggering as a "colloquial term used in dance hall culture as a reference to hardcore sex, or what is popularly referred to as 'dry sex,' or the activities of persons engaged in the public simulation of various sexual acts and positions."

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