A married man was shocked to learn from a doctor that his wife was still a virgin after failed attempts to conceive, despite being married for four years.
The unnamed man and wife were told that what they thought was normal sex, was anal sex, hence her hymen has remained intact during all their sexual encounters in four years.
Obstetrician Liu Hongmei said the couple, who hail from Bijie city, in China’s south-western Guizhou province, sought her help when a team of medics visited their village.
“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,” Hongmei said.
“Their family was giving them a lot of stress because of it.”
Liu revealed that upon investigation on their sexual lives, she learned that the couple had sex regularly.
She also learned from the wife that the experience was “unusually painful” for her but she kept enduring it with the hope of getting pregnant.
Liu said her explanation led her to the conclusion that she may have had some sort of gynaecological disease.
China’s Guiyang Evening Post reports that upon examination, the obstetrician found out that her hymen was still intact.
Liu then investigated the woman’s anus which she claimed could host three fingers at a time.
It was at this point, doctors gathered that the couple had been having sex through the anus for four years, unbeknownst to them.
Daily Mail reported that the couple were each handed a sex-ed handbook and were also sensitised on how to have sex before they were discharged.
Few months later, the advice worked as news of the women’s pregnancy reached the now retired doctor.