An amorous couple have revealed how a sex session ended in bloodshed, after the man’s penis was ripped because his girlfriend was distracted by the X Factor.

Emma Pearce, 34, and her fiancé Allan Blake, 28, were getting hot and steamy in the living room when she jolted trying to glimpse the talent show – which was on TV in the background – ripping a tag of skin on his manhood in the process.

Carer Emma, of St Austell, Cornwall, said: “Next thing I knew, there was blood everywhere.”

Emma PearceEmma revealed that the mishap occurred when she was distracted by watching X Factor (PA Real Life/Collect)

Worried about Allan – and her cream carpets – Emma took him to the bathroom, where she dialled the NHS 111 non-emergency number for advice.

Asked by the operator to rate his pain on a scale of one to 10, Allan, who cannot work because of ill health, replied, ‘What on earth do you think?’

Advised to take painkillers and wrap his penis in a flannel to help with the swelling, two days later the hapless pair visited the GP, where Allan was told he had torn his frenulum, or banjo string – a tag of skin between the foreskin and the shaft.

Emma PearceEmma, who has a phobia of vomit, met Allan when he volunteered to clean some sick in the pub where she worked (PA Real Life/Collect)

He was told everything would heal naturally, although the doctor warned that he is now at risk of it happening again.

“We were told not to have sex again until it had healed, which ended up taking about a month,” recalled Emma.

“Allan joked to the doctor, ‘I don’t want her to come near me anyway after this.’ We both saw the funny side. I was laughing in the doctor’s and making jokes about the movie Teeth, which is about a girl who has teeth in her vagina.”

Emma PearceEmma said the couple are worried about the injury happening again – but still laugh about it (PA Real Life/Collect)

This is not the first calamity the couple have endured together.

Emma, who met Allan in 2011, as he drank in the pub where she did bar work, initially dismissed him as a “bit of a Jack the lad.”

Then, one day, Emma – who has a phobia of vomit – was asked to clean up a pile of it deposited by an inebriated customer.

Terrified by the very thought of it, she offered £10 to any punter who volunteered to help – and Allan stepped up.

She continued: “I reached into my purse, grabbed a tenner, and shouted out, ‘This is for anyone who helps me clean up some sick.’

“Allan offered straight away. I was really flattered that he’d do that for me – even though, when we spoke about it later, he said that, although he fancied me, he mainly did it for the free drink.”

Emma PearceEmma said she still watches X Factor religiously – and that Allan ‘knows better than to distract’ her (PA Real Life/Collect)

Emma and Allan soon became a couple, moving in together in 2013 and, very much in their honeymoon phase, enjoying an extremely active sex life.

Emma continued: “We’d do it all the time. Allan always made me feel like he wanted me.

“We had no other responsibilities. I mainly worked in the evenings, so we’d spend all day in bed. It’s how we passed the time. Even after that honeymoon period had passed and we were doing it less, things were still great.”

Emma PearceTogether for six years, Allan and Emma now have a baby son together (PA Real Life/Collect)

But, it was the couples’ lust for each other that led to Allan’s intimate injury.

Settling down to watch the X Factor – a Saturday night tradition for the pair – Emma was excited to watch the latest round of live shows.

Allan, however, had other things in mind.

Emma PearceEmma and Allan with their little boy Archie, born on New Year’s Eve 2016 (PA Real Life/Collect)

“He left the room during the adverts, and came back with a naughty grin on his face, telling me he was in the mood,” said Emma.

“I’d no idea why – we hadn’t been watching anything sexy – but I said I was up for it, too, so long as I could still watch the X Factor.

“Things started happening, but Allan’s head kept blocking the telly. I’m still not quite sure how it happened, but I sort of jolted my body, so I could see Dermot reading the results properly, and must’ve accidentally pushed him the other way.”

Emma PearceDespite the bloodshed, Emma saw the funny side of Allan’s injury, even joking with the doctor about it (PA Real Life/Collect)

Now able to laugh about the incident, their relationship is stronger than ever and they have even welcomed a little boy, Archie, into the world on New Year’s Eve 2016.

Emma said: “We do worry that it’ll happen again, but we laugh about it all the time.

“I still watch the X Factor religiously, too – and now Allan knows better than to distract me!”