Married couple trying to have a baby for 4 years finally told they're doing something seriously wrong
The case highlights the importance of sex education, especial in traditional societies where the level of sexual knowledge is abysmally low
A married couple grew worried after they could not conceive after trying for a baby for over four years. However, the concerned couple, from Bijie city, China, found out what they were doing wrong after consulting doctors. For the entire duration of their relationship until now, they had been engaging only in anal sex.
The 26-year-old husband and his 24-year-old wife revealed they had been having sex quite frequently while discussing their medical history with obstetrician Liu Hongmei, also claiming pressure from relatives to produce a child.
Dr Liu originally thought the wife was suffering from some sort of gynecological disease after she complained of unusual pain during intercourse. Upon further inspection, the doctor learned the couple never had had vaginal sex and had engaged exclusively in anal intercourse their entire marriage.
Metro UK revealed that according to Dr Liu she could "fit three fingers inside" the wife’s anus.
She said, "The couple were very young, the man 26 and the woman 24. They were very healthy, but, despite being married for four years, couldn’t conceive. Their family was giving them a lot of stress because of it. Four years of marriage and neither the husband nor wife knew how to get pregnant. Couples so lacking in general knowledge are very rare. But it is not uncommon for people to lack or have misconceptions regarding sexual knowledge."
Realizing their fundamental mistake, Dr Liu gave them both a much-needed sex eduction handbook and instructed various "guidelines" so that they find success as soon as possible.
Now, it seems the highly-essential dose of sex education has borne fruit. The young couple is finally expecting their first child. As a token of appreciation for the doctor's help, the couple sent Dr Liu a gift of 100 eggs and a live hen.
Upon learning the story of the struggling couple, Twitter erupted with creativity:
Having said that, 22 percent of teenagers in China have no clue about traditional sexual intercourse, as quite a few schools in China do not teach formal sex education classes, reported CNN.
In a conversation with CNN back in 2017, Jing Jun, a sociology professor at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, said: "Sex education faces great challenges in China. At Tsinghua, students take sex education classes where they learn basic knowledge about sex safety, condom use, etc. As far as I know, this is the first time most of my students have ever taken such a class."
In March 2018, the Chinese government employed its first batch of sex educators for children in middle school. Topics covered by them include the basics — sexually transmitted diseases, consent, sexuality, and other common questions about sex.
A professor of psychology at Beijing Forestry University, Fang Gang, said: "Empowerment sexuality education aims to help teenagers make their own choice about sex, which is a key part of a person’s personal growth. It’s actually an education of life. It’s not only about the sexual knowledge. We are teaching values."