Ah sex. Fraught with sexual insecurities, we're worried about whether our bodies look good, our pubic hair, our performance, whether we're sexy enough. But are you worried about vaginas with teeth?

No? Well you will be. It's called vagina dentata.

It's a scary folk tale about a woman's vagina with teeth - supposed to terrify men into staying away from unknown women.

And now it's come true for one poor woman and her injured lover.

Theresa Bartram and her partner ended up covered in blood after an amorous encounter.

Woman with vagina

She wrote on facebook: "Became physically ill, experienced violent electric pains. [I was] told I was imagining it... saw psychologists n psychiatrists and told I was over anxious and if gps say I'm fine then I must be. I bloody wasn't.

My white cells were always sky high. I could barely stay awake. I couldn't think. Violent nerve pains in groin, perineum and down legs.
I eventually got a gp who heard my pleas n got me to a surgeon who took one look and confirmed it was meshed up down there.
He took it out just over a yr ago. Abdominal and vaginal cut. Big caesar scar.
I was full of pus. Smelled v bad for a long time. Foreign body response syndrome as well."

And if you thought that having teeth in your vagina was bad enough, it actually gets worse. The reason that her partner got injured was because of a botched surgery on her bladder. Years before, she got a plastic mesh sling called a transvaginal tape (TVT) to stop her leaking. Unfortunately the mesh was fitted too low down and eroded through her vaginal wall.

Basically she has mesh in her intimate lady area.

While she knew that injury was caused by the mesh, her doctors assured her everything was fine.

Teresa and her partner stopped having sex and split up half a year later. Obviously a bit distraught, she stopped eating and stayed single. Nightmare situation - especially if your doctor isn't helping.

But the story gets even worse! Two years ago, her vagina began leaking a green, foul-smelling puss.

The poor woman. So the doctors decided that yes, actually something was up the mesh was removed urgently.

It had gone through the belly button side of her vaginal wall, causing an abscess which turned septic.

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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