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Urethral intercourse

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Urethral intercourse or coitus per urethram is sexual penetration of the female urethra by an object such as a penis or a finger. It is not the same thing as urethral sounding, the act of inserting a specialized medical tool into the urethra as a form of sexual or fetishistic activity.

The untrained insertion of foreign bodies into the urethra carries a significant risk that subsequent medical attention may be required. Documented cases of urethral intercourse appear to have occurred between heterosexual couples; a survey of the global medical literature available in 1965 reported accounts of thirteen separate cases.[1] By 2014, 26 cases had been documented in the medical literature, many in people with Müllerian dysgenesis who were engaging in urethral intercourse unknowingly.[2] However, the stretching of the urethra required by this form of intercourse has also reportedly resulted in a complete and permanent loss of urethral sphincter control (urinary incontinence); furthermore such intercourse presents a very high risk of bladder infection to the receptive partner.[2] It can also lead to permanent dilation of the urethra and incontinence during intercourse. Presenting symptoms of unintentional urethral intercourse include primary infertility, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), and incontinence.[2] More serious consequences include evisceration via the urethra and bladder rupture.[2]

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  1. ^ Zeigerman, Joseph H. (MD); Gillenwater, Jay Y. (MD) (22 November 1965). "Coitus per Urethram and the Rigid Hymen". The Journal of the American Medical Association. 194 (8): 909–910. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090210073026. PMID 5898074.
  2. ^ a b c d Ryckman, Julie; Black, Amanda; Fleming, Nathalie (2014-02-01). "Adolescent urethral coitus: 2 cases and review of the literature". Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 27 (1): e9-12. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2013.05.001. ISSN 1873-4332. PMID 23953494.

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