Sometimes things are better left unsaid or at least only ever addressed within the confidential confines of a doctors office - like health related issues. Specifically of the sexual kind.
But one woman just didn't seem to get this memo when she rung a local radio show with a very personal oral issue.
Let us explain, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki very helpfully offers to assist listeners of the Australian station Triple J. If you think he sounds like a great guy, you'd be very much correct.
According to the Mirror, Dr Kruszelnicki, a 70-year-old author and science commentator answers questions on a range of different topics - from is fire red to why do farts smell?
He's one of them guys who has an answer for everything when it comes to the bizarre questions that you only find yourself asking at 4am - sleep deprived and getting weird.
But he was left completely speechless when one woman rang the live show with a very intimate question concerning her sex life.
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She said she wanted to know why it was that whenever she gave her husband oral sex she went temporarily deaf.
The Mirror reported that the lady went on to explain that if her husband's penis hit the back of her throat, she would lose her hearing for a little while. FFS.
Dr Kruszelnicki struggled to answer - which is pretty unsurprising considering - and, having never come across this deep (throat) issue before he struggled to come up with a suitable solution.
Speaking to news.com.au, the doc said: "So I asked my girlfriends if they experienced it with their partners and it happened to them too."
So, this could be an actual thing?! On the plus side, who needs ear plugs to get to sleep?
He dug deeper (of course he did) and tried to come up with some form of an explanation.
So, his final assumption: "What I'm suggesting is that the penis pushing against the back of the throat pushes against the Eustachian tube and closes it off.
"It compresses the air on the inner side of the eardrum, so suddenly because of the air on the inner side of the eardrum, instead of being completely floppy it is now more stiff. It doesn't move so easily when the airwaves push on it so you go temporarily deaf. That's my theory."
Well, there we go. Didn't think you'd be reading about this just before bed, did you? Maybe spare a thought for all the people who will be nodding off with a little less noise around.
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