In recent incidents in Kwara, Abia, Rivers, Ekiti, and across Nigeria, reports have emerged of men succumbing to sudden deaths during sexual encounters. The trend has sparked concerns, prompting experts to shed light on potential causes and preventive measures.
The Kwara State Police Command recently arrested a middle-aged man following the death of a young lady during a sexual encounter at a guest house in Ilorin. Witnesses claim the man, allegedly influenced by drugs, raised an alarm when the woman fell unconscious. The police are conducting a thorough investigation.
A married evangelist and mother of five reportedly died during a sexual encounter with a bishop in Aba. The bishop allegedly left to buy food, only for the lifeless body of the evangelist to be discovered the next morning. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
In another incident in October, a man named Ikechukwu Duru died after an overnight sexual encounter with two girls he met on TikTok. The girls admitted advising Duru to take it easy, but he continued until he collapsed and passed away. The incident highlights the potential risks of prolonged sexual activity.
In June, a barber named Otubong reportedly died after a marathon sexual encounter with his partner in Port Harcourt. The man had taken sex enhancement drugs and consumed alcoholic beverages to impress his partner. His lifeless body was discovered the next morning.
In January, a middle-aged man named Kehinde died after a sexual encounter with a female friend at a hotel in Ikere-Ekiti. Speculations arose about the involvement of “Magun” or thunderbolt, a belief suggesting a supernatural cause. However, medical experts emphasize the importance of considering health conditions in such cases.
Medical experts weigh in on the issue, attributing such deaths to various factors. Chief Medical Director Dr. Chikodi Onyemkpa emphasizes the role of compromised health conditions, especially heart-related problems, as a significant risk during intense physical activities like sex. He highlights the importance of regular health checks to identify potential health issues.
Dr. Onyemkpa explains that men might be more vulnerable due to nature’s design, with men typically being the aggressor gender in sexual activities. He emphasizes the need for both men and women to be health-conscious and undergo regular medical check-ups.
Amidst concerns over the increasing incidents, experts advocate for public awareness and regular health checks as vital measures to prevent sudden deaths during sexual activities. They emphasize the need for individuals to know their health status, especially before engaging in intense physical activities like sex.
As Nigeria grapples with these tragic incidents, the call for health awareness and preventive measures becomes increasingly crucial.