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Woman Tells How She Got Pregnant without Ever Having 'Sex' Due to Rare Vaginal Condition

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Last Updated: March 11, 2021, 17:17 IST

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The rare condition of vaginismus made it difficult for this woman to have sexual intercourse, however, she still got pregnant.

A 28-year-old woman from Hampshire has revealed how she got pregnant despite being a virgin. Nicole Moore, from Portsmouth, Hampshire suffers from vaginismus, a condition that makes vaginal walls muscles to involuntary constrict, which made her unable to ever have sex or use a tampon. So when she got pregnant eight years ago, she was shocked at the discovery.

Moore was finally able to have sex for the first time while five months pregnant with the help of physical therapy.

Talking to Daily Mail, she explained after not being able to insert a tampon ever, she realized something was wrong but doctors told her everything is fine.

At 18, she started dating her daughter’s dad but the couple couldn’t have sex. “The only way I can describe it is like it felt like he was hitting a brick wall,” she explains. Confused, she went to doctors who upon examination told her she was extremely tight.

The couple got creative and found other ways to get intimate without penetration which made her pregnant. She shares how she found out about the news at work when day after getting terrible heartburn and sore breasts. After being suggested by her boss that she might be pregnant, she laughed it off stating she was still a virgin.

Moore was worried about how she would deliver a baby when she couldn’t even have sex and that her partner would doubt if she cheated on him. She shares how she would laugh when people call her the Virgin Mary.

At four months pregnant she got diagnosed with vaginismus after struggling to get some answers. Also, doctors confirmed that it was possible to get pregnant without penetrative sex if the activity introduced fluids to the vaginal area.

She claims she struggled throughout her pregnancy with professionals believing her story, even during the checkup she couldn’t be internally examined as the nurse couldn’t insert her finger.

Moore was referred to a therapist specializing in vaginismus who taught her to overcome her condition and was finally able to have sex at five months pregnant. Her daughter Tilly, now eight, was delivered without any complications and Moore is working to raise awareness towards vaginismus.

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first published:March 11, 2021, 17:17 IST
last updated:March 11, 2021, 17:17 IST