A Chinese couple who were desperately trying to get pregnant for four years were surprised to find out the reason behind their inability to conceive – they had been having sex the wrong way.
Chinese portal Guiyang Evening Post reported that the couple who are between the ages of 26 and 24, consulted obstetrician Dr Liu Hongmei for professional advice after not being able to make a baby, although they were having sex regularly.
When asked about the wife’s medical history, the couple told Dr Liu that they had been having sexual intercourse frequently.
The wife said sex had been incredibly painful for her, but she endured it in hopes of conceiving. This led the doctor to inspect the woman’s anus.
But Obstetrician Liu Hongmei said she was “shocked” when an examination revealed the wife was still a virgin.
It was then that the doctor discovered the couple had been mistakenly having anal sex for four years, resulting in their failure to conceive.
“The couple are very young. The man is 26 and the woman is 24. They are very healthy, but even though they have been married for four years they could not get pregnant,” Dr Liu said.
“Because of that their family gave them a lot of pressure,” she added.
Dr Liu then reportedly gave the couple a sex education handbook and “guidelines” before allowing them to go home.
The doctor’s advice proved fruitful as news of the wife’s pregnancy arrived a few months later.