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05/18/2004: "Try sex. Uh, wadaya mean?"

Holy Crap! I just read about this at Stupid Evil Bastard. It seems that having a strict religious upbringing can in some extreme cases lead to a very embarrassing talk with your fertility doctor.
"We are not talking retarded people here, but a couple who were brought up in a religious environment who were simply unaware, after eight years of marriage, of the physical requirements necessary to procreate." READ THIS.

Replies: 6 have commented

sex therapy! they don't even know what SEX IS. all around awesomeness.

sar said @ 05/18/2004 12:44 PM PST

That's somewhat similar to the couple in Catch-22 who couldn't understand why they couldn't conceive. The doctor had to explain to them that they were using the "wrong hole." They refused to believe him.

Gilday said @ 05/18/2004 07:19 PM PST

Some people are beyond hope with education.....do we really want them to conceive?

Vickie aka Sweet N Sassy said @ 05/19/2004 10:54 AM PST

There is some discussion around the Internet whether this story is true or not. I choose to believe it's true until proven otherwise. This stuff just intrigues me too much to dismiss it. It makes my brain feel more alive.

Brooks said @ 05/19/2004 12:21 PM PST

This reminds me of a story from my area. My friend worked in dispatch for the County Sheriff and received a call one night from a young man who was freaking out because his new wife was having difficulty breathing and was experiencing muscles contractions. He was completely panicked, but was finally able to tell my friend that they had, just prior to the "symptoms", been engaging in their "marital duties". She tried to calm him down and agreed to send an ambulance. They made sure a woman paramedic was sent, who explained to the wife she was a very lucky woman and to enjoy many years of marital bliss. This happened in Provo, Ut. The couple were newlyweds attending Brigham Young University and had grown up in strict mormon families who obviously hadn't explained what should happen when having sex. I actually heard the 911 tape, and trust me, the guy was literally hysterical and we all had a good laugh.

Caoimhe said @ 05/20/2004 08:27 AM PST

Wow... the story from Utah is just so... depressing! Incidentally, my family was Mormon as I was growing up (we're all happily heathen these days, I'm afraid), but we were on the east coast and hence not quite so whacked. When "marital duties" were mentioned in a church context, it was at least emphasized that sex is a fun gift from God! There weren't so many details, though, so I presume it's possible that one of my former church-going compatriots one day had the same issues.

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