A couple in China who were struggling to conceive a child found out that they had been doing it the wrong way the whole time.
Unnamed husband and wife, aged 26 and 24, sought out obstetrician Liu Hongmei earlier this year when a clinic of medics went through their rural village. When Hongmei enquired, the couple told her that they had been regularly having intercourse for 4 years without bearing a child. The wife also told her that it had be uncomfortably painful for her.
Believing there to be a gynecological issue with the woman, the doctor ran several tests. She was shocked, however, when the tests revealed that the wife was still a virgin, despite the couple saying they regularly had sex.
The doctor sat the couple down and discussed sexual education, and sent them home with reading material. Within months, the woman was expecting.
Hongmei said: “Four years of marriage and neither the husband nor wife knew how to get pregnant. Couples so lacking in general knowledge are very rare.”
She added: “But it is not uncommon for people to lack or have misconceptions regarding sexual knowledge.”