A cautionary and true tale – do not ever swallow

open mouthby Jim & Rachel McArthur

An “urban legend” documented in the scientific literature
[Via Boing Boing]

Mafeteng Districts Hospital, Lesotho, 1988. A young woman comes in with a stomach ache. Turns out, she’s pregnant and in labor. The problem: She has no vagina. Just a uterus, with no path to the outside. So how’d she get pregnant to begin with? Oh, yes. It involves oral sex and a knife fight.


The name of the paper – Oral conception. Impregnation via the proximal gastrointestinal tract in a patient with an aplastic distal vagina. Case report.

A woman without a functioning vagina (it happens due to developmental problems) but  a working uterus and ovaries has two boyfriends. She performs oral sex on one boyfriend shortly before the other finds out. She gets knifed in the stomach twice. The hospital fixes her up and about  278 days later she reports back with abdominal pains.

She is pregnant and gives birth via Caesarian to a 6.2 pound baby boy.

The father of the child is definitely the boyfriend who received oral sex. The most likely explanation – the sperm leaked out of the stomach punctures into the abdominal cavity and found their way to an ovary.

Loks like oral sex CAN be real sex and produce a baby.