Cases of people being stuck during sex though uncommon have created myths and suspicion whenever they occur, the most common one being witchcraft or cheating.
Two experts have however differed with this view and offered scientific reasons on why this could happen even to you.
- Vaginismus: According to Dr Patrick Kihiu, a woman will experience vaginismus if her vaginal muscles involuntarily or persistently contract when vaginal penetration is attempted.
“These contractions can prevent sexual intercourse or make intercourse painful. Vaginismus can kick in when penile penetration is attempted, if the woman attempts to insert a tampon, or if the woman is touched near her vaginal area,” said Dr Kihiu in an interview with the Daily Nation “For example if a young woman suffers from vaginismus, she can go up to her thirties or forties while still a virgin. These women only present their health condition when they realise they want to have kids but are not sure how to go about it because of the condition,” says Prof Joakim Osur who is a sex expert.
- Penis captivus: On the other hand, Professor Osur says that “When a woman has an orgasm, her pelvic floor muscles contract rhythmically, resulting in vaginal muscle contractions. If these contractions occur when the man has a strong erection, it is possible for the penis to get stuck inside the vagina,”