A Case of Vaginismus

This is an Ananova story. Which means that it's not very likely to be true:

Bit of a fix for bride and best man...
Doctors had to be called to separate the bride and best man after they were caught in the act during a wedding in Croatia.
The couple were trapped together by a muscle spasm after a friend of the groom walked in on them as they had sex in the toilets.
Unable to be pulled apart, the couple had to endure a procession of wedding guests who came to see what they had been doing before doctors could turn up.
Unable to help, they had to transport the pair on a stretcher to the local hospital where she was given an injection to relax her muscles, allowing the best man to get free.
The wedding party in Varazdin, Croatia, continued after the groom announced the celebrations were to mark his divorce rather than his wedding, reported daily Slobodna Dalmacija.

Tales of 'muscle spasms' locking couples together have been circulating for centuries. I think they're an urban legend, although vaginismus itself is a real enough disorder.

A similar tale appeared in an 1884 issue of Medical News, penned by a Dr. Egerton Yorrick Davis, who was the pseudonym of Dr. William Osler, a famous Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Osler liked inventing strange stories like this and submitting them to medical journals using his Yorrick Davis alias. He did it throughout his entire career. If anyone has evidence of a real documented case of vaginismus locking a couple together, I'd like to hear about it.


Posted on Sun Jun 05, 2005


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Posted by Rob  on  Sun Jun 05, 2005  at  11:56 PM
Alex, I have witnessed a case that involved 2 dogs that were stuck together. I didn't know what to make of it when I first seen it (I was 16 at the time) It looked like they were attached at the "Ass". Apparently the male had been trying to dis-mount the female and managed to get on all fours but the poor dogs penis had to have been twisted in the process (ouch!!).I then went inside to get my mother.

My mother laughed in Shock and told me she had seen it before on the farm she lived on as a child. We just poured some warm water on the dogs and heard a (this was gross) "Plop" noise and the 2 dogs were free.
Posted by X  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  07:48 AM
In dogs, the genital tie is normal and can persist for thirty minutes. Dismounting is normal (if he doesn't, she may throw him off) and doesn't cause damage.
Posted by Ledasmom  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  07:59 AM
Case mentioned in article actually never happened. Beeing from that part of the world I still read some Croatian papers. One other Croatian magazine (http://www.vecernji-list.hr) did some investigation couple of days later (they interviewed personell in wedding room mentioned in printed article), just to find out that whole story is a hoax. It is apparently story that is going around for years, in sligtly different versions (including killing and suicides).
Posted by Bothawpg  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  12:25 PM
Vance Randolph's collection of Ozark folk tales, "Pissing in the Snow" includes one direct parallel, as well as an associated story involving a bottle becoming inextricable. Also included, in the story notes, was references to other stories of the same type, which seems to indicate that it's a fairly common motif. As for actual medical cases, I have yet to hear of one, but I'm not really looking that hard.
Posted by Shawn Crahan  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  12:55 PM
Yes it can happen..as an ambulance attendant I have had to deal with it on one occasion. Perhaps alex better recap his story. "I thinks" do not count, to "know for sure" gives you better credit Alex...glad to know you don't know everything
Posted by Angeleyes  on  Mon Jun 06, 2005  at  08:36 PM
Dogs have 'knobs' on their penises which prevent easy withdrawal; this, paired with the fact that breeds of dogs come in many different sizes and it's quite common that a large male dog will copulate with a small female dog, make canine penis captivus a relatively common event.

Male human penises do not have knobs, and the size difference between human partners is not potentially so great, so saying it must be possible for humans because it's possible for dogs is a completely stupid argument. Most stories about human vaginismus are complete bunk, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible.

It should probably also be pointed out that there's a difference between "too tense to allow withdrawal at all" and "too tense to allow comfortable withdrawal". Stories of the former that are real are very likely to actually be cases of the latter. You know how gingerly people can be about their genitals...
Posted by Barghest  on  Tue Jun 07, 2005  at  12:50 AM
Wait a sec...Alex said he wanted to hear about other cases...

Alex, be honest. If you want videos just SAY so.
Posted by Maegan  on  Tue Jun 07, 2005  at  07:32 AM
Here's a thought exercise for ya:

If it is indeed possible for the human vagina to become so tensed due to trauma or shock that the human penis can't be withdrawn from it...

...then why aren't rapists found stuck to their victims? It should be a common event, given the trauma and shock that accompanies rape. Yet in all my years of nightly poring over weird news bits, I have yet to see a single case of rapist penis captivus, even from Ananova or Weekly World News, infamous tabloids.

By the way, angeleyes, I must say I'm impressed. You do a very convincing impression of a snotty bitch. Can you do Jack Nicholson?
Posted by Barghest  on  Tue Jun 07, 2005  at  07:02 PM
Barghest, it's not just tension that causes it. Read the article that Alex linked to. It's a medical condition that only 2% of women have.
Posted by Sob  on  Wed Jun 08, 2005  at  09:05 AM
There was a story about some guy get locked in german shepherd bitch.
She bite him very badly, because dogs feel lot of pain when dog (or his replacement) is trying to remove penis before she relaxed naturally.
This is a very usual thing for wolfs not for dogs though sometime it happens.
The same article (by some doctor) explained that it is not possible with a female.
In his opinion it is only an Urban Legend. Human do not do that.
Posted by Loxx  on  Wed Jun 08, 2005  at  01:24 PM
>>>Barghest, it's not just tension that causes it. Read the article that Alex linked to. It's a medical condition that only 2% of women have.<<<

You haven't done the math yet, have you? Let's do that now.

There are roughly six billion people in the world at last count. A little more than half of them are female, so let's say 3.1 billion. According to your stats, there, "only" 2% of that 3.1 billion have this alleged condition. So we multiply 3,100,000,000 by .02 and we get...

Sixty-two million women world-wide have the condition which causes vaginismus. 62,000,000. That's more than every American who voted for George Bush in the last election.

So let's do a plausibility test: Sixty-two million women worldwide can trap peni fast with their vaginas to the point that they can't be withdrawn without medical attention, and yet we've only heard about maybe a dozen cases of it happening, and none of them have been reliably documented. Sound likely to you? Not to me.
Posted by Barghest  on  Thu Jun 09, 2005  at  07:41 PM
A close friend of ours used to work in a UK hospital and although she was not involved in the treatment of the unlucky couple (who both arrived on one trolley covered with a blanket) assures us that this condition actually occurs.
Posted by CJ  on  Sat Jun 11, 2005  at  02:06 PM
So it's a 'friend of a friend' story?
Posted by Boo  on  Sat Jun 11, 2005  at  04:52 PM
Yes, Boo, that's a Friend of a Friend (FOAF) if I've ever seen one.
Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas  on  Sat Jun 11, 2005  at  05:28 PM
Curious - the word verification for my post was
"misbehave". Heh.
This story reminded me of a grisly short story I read years ago - possibly in National Lampoon. A young man and young woman are canoodling in her family's living room while her (notoriously protective and cantankerous) father is away. They are deep in fragrant delicious when, by some plot contrivance, she gets dosed with something nasty - frexample, she drinks some of her dad's prized whiskey - and DIES. While dying, she clamps down like a vise.
Dad walks in, throws a straight razor down by the panicked daughter-despoiler. "I'm setting fire to the house," he says, "you do the math."

End of story. Ouch.
Posted by Robert  on  Fri Jul 01, 2005  at  04:02 PM
Funny...I was just in "Varazdin" (actually Vara
Posted by Seth Easton  on  Sun Jul 03, 2005  at  01:40 PM
Hey...I live in Varazdin, we all heard the story that apparently happend in Ivanec, a town near Varazdin..

The story was in the local newspaper, but it seems that it's not true cause nobody gave names of the couple, and somebody surely knows them..

So, it's probably a HOAX!

Best Regards and you are all invited to our beautiful town with other great & true stories from the past..
Posted by Nixa  on  Wed May 24, 2006  at  02:10 PM
Ok, I work at a dog boarding facility and today i witnessed 2 dogs stuck together at the genitals. It was disturbing. Both were yelping and it took about 15 minutes for them to part. I'm not sure how it happens but i think the penis engorges so much that it gets stuck outside the body and if it's in a female dog... it will get stuck in there. Hey, now i've seen it all.
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