From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 18 May 2004 - 22:40:55 GMT
Interesting failure mode . . . . Maybe memes are more important than I
Childless couple told to try sex
A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of
marriage have found out why they are still childless - they weren't having sex.
The University Clinic of Lubek said they had never heard of a case like it
after examining the couple who went to see them last month for fertility tests.
Doctors subjected them to a series of examinations and found they were both
apparently fertile, and should have had no trouble conceiving.
A clinic spokesman said: "When we asked them how often they had had sex,
they looked blank, and said: "What do you mean?".
"We are not talking retarded people here, but a couple who were brought up
in a religious environment who were simply unaware, after eight years of
marriage, of the physical requirements necessary to procreate."
The 30-year-old wife and her 36-year-old husband are now being given sex
therapy lessons while the university clinic undertakes a study to try to
find out if there are more couples with a similar lack of sex education.
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