Many at times there is this reoccurrence when the muscles in the vagina clamp down on the penis much more firmly than usual, making it impossible for the penis to be withdrawn from the vagina.
Well, for those not in the know, it’s called Penis Captivus or captive penis.
In case you are not in the know, penis captivus is a syndrome that arises in some couples that consist in that, during penetration, there is a moment in which the muscles of the vagina contract very abruptly and the penis is trapped without being able to leave.
Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, several articles were published in medical journals referring to this syndrome, in which real cases were counted.
What do you do if you detect Penis Captivus?
If either partner feels penis captivus starting to happen, they should try to stay calm. Added stress can lead to more muscular tension, which can make the phenomenon last longer.
It is important not to try to force the penis out of the vagina because by doing it can hurt one or both partners.
Taking deep breaths may help both partners become or remain calm. Distracting each other or making a joke out of the situation can also relieve the tension and reduce arousal in the genitals.
But rumours about the existence of this condition continued to surround gynecological medicine, moreover, in 1870 two German gynaecologists wrote two articles on the subject, stating that they themselves had treated cases of this type.
On the other hand, Captive penis should not be confused with vaginismus.
They are different things, vaginismus is defined as the difficulty to perform the sexual act because of the involuntary contraction of the muscles that make up the pelvic floor.
The majority of cases diagnosed with this medical condition are recognized as a psychological cause, coming from fears, traumatic or painful experiences
On the contrary, the captive penis syndrome does not cause any pain or discomfort, beyond the discomfort of feeling trapped and not being able to separate from the other person.
On the bright side though the condition is luckily treated medically.