Banana is most common safe word used by kinky couples during sadomasochistic sex

A new study now reveals that ‘banana’ is the most popular safe sex word for couples indulging in sadomasochistic sex

It turns out that hearing your partner scream about some fruit while in the throes of passion is a means to achieve a peak of pleasure and/or pain.

Sex toy emporium Lovehoney asked 1,280 couples from across the world what their favourite bedroom safe words were, and the yellow fruit came out on top.

Other popular options included ‘pineapple, ‘Justin Bieber’ and ‘Michael Jackson.’

US President 'Donald Trump' also made the list - perhaps as thinking of the permatanned reality star is an immediate passion killer.

The study also found nine people choosing the word ‘unicorn.’

Safe words are used by couples to signal when one partner is uncomfortable with what is going on, or because they want to stop.

Participating in S&M requires a lot of trust between all parties involved, and when things get kinkier and perhaps more painful, it's vital that things can be halted immediately.

Fans of Fifty Shades will know that Ana's safe word is 'red' - which was another high entry on Lovehoney's list.

While S&M might seem like something that just happens in Fifty Shades of Grey, there are functional X-rated erotica clubs all over the world.

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