PENIS CAPTIVUS: WHY MEN GET STUCK INSIDE WOMEN DURING SEX?| 3 AWESOME TIPS IN CASE YOU’RE CAUGHT

PENIS CAPTIVUS: WHY MEN GET STUCK INSIDE WOMEN DURING SEX?| 3 AWESOME TIPS IN CASE YOU’RE CAUGHT

Is it medically possible for a man to be stuck in a woman while having sex? Have you heard of the term Penis captivus before? Or maybe you’ve heard that gossip about how an adulterous woman was charmed by her husband without her knowledge and her lover was trapped inside her? Well, now and then you’ll hear bizarre stories of how men get stuck in women while having sex. 

PENIS CAPTIVUS

While it’s not the greatest romantic finale, especially for a twosome, this bizarre phenomenon is actually a real medical situation known as penis captivus. Its occurrence can be traced even to prehistoric times. The condition is so uncommon it’s considered a medical myth.

According to Wikipedia, ‘Penis captivus is a rare occurrence during sexual intercourse when the muscles in the vagina clamp down on the penis much more firmly than usual (vaginismus), making it impossible for the penis to be withdrawn from the vagina.’’ [2]

Penis captivus
PENIS CAPTIVUS IN DOGS?

These sticky situations pack a great deal of embarrassing blow on victims, coincidentally, in Nigeria, this rare medical condition usually occurs in cases of infidelity or adultery. As a matter of fact, no history of this phenomenon has been recorded between married couples in Nigeria and that’s probably due to paucity of the phenomenon.

Occasionally, stories with bizarre titles storm the media, such as; ‘Sex Horror as a Zimbabwean Woman Gets Stuck to Boyfriend’s Body’ published by zimeye.net [3]. ‘Married Woman, Lover Get Stuck After Husband Places Magun On Her’ as posted by Amaka Odozi [4]. Photo: couple gets stuck during sex as published by Punch.com [5]

The penis captivus phenomenon isn’t only peculiar to Africa alone, last year October it was reported how an Italian couple had apparently taken advantage of a cozy day at a secluded beach in the Marche region of Italy, when a passionate lovemaking turned an embarrassment and pain when they eventually realized they were unable to pull away from one another after sex at sea. [6]

In 2009, a Philippian news agency GMANews.TV, broadcasted a story which featured two secret lovers who became the talk of the town in the southern Philippines after they were found stuck to each other for more than 17 hours. [6]

In Nigeria when penis captivus occurs, for example in Yoruba land, the popular belief is that the husband has enchanted his wife with black magic popularly known as ‘magun’. Usually, the husbands are called upon to make perform some rituals to end the retribution before they can be separated.

Ayomide O. Tayo’s post on Pulse.ng published on August 23rd, 2017 sheds a little light on this black magic, according to him, ‘Magun is a charm that originates from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. It literally means “do not climb.” Magun has been used for centuries to catch a wife who has an extra-marital affair or to put a promiscuous woman in check’ [1]

The women involved are usually not aware that they’ve been charmed. Consequently, if she’s involved sexually with a man during this enchantment, they’ll both be trapped and the penis would be stuck in her vagina.

Bestowing to popular beliefs, if peradventure the insecure husband falls prey and engages sexually while the charm is still active, he too would be trapped.

PENIS CAPTIVUS

While I am not disputing the power of black magic, scientifically, the mystery of ‘magun’ has been explained. Dr John Dean, a senior UK-based sexual physician posited that penis captivus occurs when “The muscles of the woman’s pelvic floor contract rhythmically at orgasm. While those muscles contract the penis becomes stuck and further engorged.”[8]

Just like many Nigerians, a publication by BBC [7] reports a 1933 manual of gynecology, authored by Walter Stoeckel, guessed that penis captivus only occurs in couples who engaged in illicit sexual acts; he further claimed the fear of detection most probably contributes to the strength of the woman’s muscular spasm.

This hypothesis is no longer supported by experts, as penis captivus has been found to occur even in married couples in legitimate relationships.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING PENIS CAPTIVUS?

Certain natural occurrences can incite penis captivus, before this wonder can occur, a sequence of actions during sexual activity must transpire. During sexual intercourse, the blood vessels in the penis relax and open up, allowing blood to fill them and blood is trapped under high pressure which makes the penis hard and firm.

Penis captivus

However, the penis may continue to grow in size before ejaculation. The woman’s vagina’s wall anatomically is arranged with excitable muscular tissues, which are capable of expanding and contracting during sexual stimulation. Similarly, the pulsation of these vaginal muscles is slightly palpable during an orgasm.

Eventually, the muscles of the vagina may contract more than usual and clamp down on the penis much more firmly than usual. These tightening supposedly narrow the vaginal opening. This constriction could thwart the removal of the penis, especially if he’s still engorged and erect.

Due to the clenching of the penis by the vaginal muscles, there is no venous return of blood from the tissues of the penis back to the heart and general circulation; therefore blood is bound to linger in the enlarged penis which obviously means it will remain engorged and erect.

Typically, after an orgasm, the vaginal muscle relaxes. If the man also ejaculates, flow reduces and the blood drains from the penis. Consequently, the erection will seize seamlessly. Then, the man would be able to remove the penis from the vagina as these actions occur.

A clinical case of penis captivus is not life-threatening, victims are merely stuck together for just a few seconds or minutes. Though, there is a reported case where a couple was stuck for more than 17 hours [6]. Staying calm and letting the muscles relax will help you unhook from each other.

Penis captivus
VAGINISMUS

Penis captivus is a more severe form of a sexual disorder known as vaginismus which is an involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of the vagina in women with no abnormalities in the genital organs. The tight muscle contraction prevents medical examination, makes sexual intercourse or any sexual activity that involves penetration painful or impossible. [9]

WHAT DOES PENIS CAPTIVUS FEEL LIKE?

According to Wikipedia, vaginal contractions are generally an involuntary muscular response to sexual stimulation, including sexual arousal, and are commonly most intense during sexual stimulation and culminating in orgasm.[10]

The augmented pressure around the penis by these muscles may intensify sensations. This brings about the sexual experience and pleasure for both parties during sexual intercourse.

However, if your penis is clamped down by these muscles much more firmly than usual and you’re technically stuck inside the vagina, the caressing pressure may not be enjoyable enough to override the uneasiness about your jam.

Aside from the headline-making embarrassment, this could cause you, naturally occurring penis captivus is not likely to hurt you or your partner. As the blood supply to the penis reduces and the erection eases, the compression on the penis will plunge, and any awkwardness should stop. Equally, as the contraction relaxes, the muscles should unwind enough for the vaginal opening to gape and return to normal size.

While you’re trapped together, it’s imperative to stay calm and not do anything that could hurt you or cause additional pain to your partner. Do not try to forcibly yank yourself from your partner or try on extra lube as this would not have any effect.

Alternatively, be composed and let the muscles relax on their own spontaneously.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE STUCK?

If you’re trapped and discover you cannot withdraw from your partner, do not panic. Panic would only worsen the situation by raising your heart rate and further sending more blood to your penis or attempting to forcefully withdraw the penis which can lead to penile fracture, pain and more discomfort.

Under a tranquil atmosphere, you’re more likely to be stuck for less than a few minutes, apparently, distract yourself and take a break from the whole action and take a few deep breaths. Distracting yourself would reduce your chances of panicking and eventually worsening the whole situation.

Just in case you happen to remain stuck for more than a few minutes, call a trusted friend or call for emergency medical response. A physician or a trained healthcare professional should be able to administer an appropriate muscle relaxant which may include but not limited to methocarbamol (Robaxin), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), Carisoprodol (Soma), Metaxalone (Skelaxin), Tizanidine (Zanaflex), Baclofen, Oxazepam etc. to ease contractions.

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