The world is chock-full of urban legends. They can be scary, mysterious, or even hilarious. However, they’re just legends, so sex legends can’t possibly be true, right?
Interestingly, a lot of them are about sex—if this doesn’t make you uneasy about sleeping with somebody, we don’t know what will. While this nightmarish scenario might be the last thing any couple wants to experience, it unfortunately has happened multiple times in the past. As of this writing, there is no legitimate scientific explanation for what causes the spasms behind penis captivus, though some blame witchcraft or consider it a punishment for the couple engaging in an illicit affair. Both of these are pure superstitions, however. It’s an incredibly rare condition—only a handful of alleged incidents have ever been recorded. However, it might simply be massively underreported—as we can see from the video above, which details an alleged case of penis captivus from Nairobi in 2012, any such incident is bound to trigger an uproar and waves of sensationalism. A story about a girl getting pregnant after performing oral sex on her boyfriend initially sounds like the stuff that urban legends are made of.
In the case of a 15-year-old girl from Zimbabwe, however, it actually happened. Recorded in the 1988 edition of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the incident occurred after the girl had been stabbed in the stomach by a former lover who caught her in the oral act with another man. After 278 days, however, she returned to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain. A cesarean operation had to be performed to deliver the baby.
Since no vagina obviously means no traditional pregnancy, doctors concluded that the child had to have been formed by the sperm escaping from her stomach via stab wound and settling down in her reproductive area. Coupled with the absence of gastric acid during the initial operation, doctors believe that is what could have allowed this extraordinary pregnancy to occur. Most side effects of drugs are dangerous, deadly, and just plain not fun. However, drugs like clomipramine prove that not all side effects are bad. The drug, which is supposed to be used as an antidepressant, has been shown to cause orgasms among patients who yawn after taking it. As of this writing, scientists are still unsure how yawning could cause a drug—one proven to decrease libido, no less—to trigger an orgasm.
In addition, not everyone experiences clomipramine’s orgasmic effects. In fact, it is estimated that only 5 percent of total patients can get an orgasm this way. Besides the huge odds, people still have to contend with the myriad side effects commonly found in antidepressants, such as nausea, erectile dysfunction, and even hallucinations. In addition, not all patients who experience drug-induced orgasms have enjoyed the experience.