Magun: myth or reality? The use of Magun on women is an age-long practice among the Yoruba people. Magun is a fatal charm put on women to restrict them from sexual promiscuity It is usually done without consent. Sometimes, parents put magun on their daughters to discourage pre-marital sex and ward off rapists. Also, a husband can lace his wife with magun if he suspects she is cheating on him. Most times, a broomstick or thread is placed on a doorstep or walkway. Once the woman walks over it, the charm is in place. There are different effects of magun. The three most famous ones are; 1. The glue effect: With this, the man won’t be able to detach himself from the woman. This sometimes leads to death and in some cases a public humiliation. 2) The rooster effect: when a man sleeps with a woman who has this type of magun on her, he starts to crow like a rooster. It is said that the man would crow three times. On the third crow he would die. 3) Somersault till you die: With this, the man will somersault three times. When the man somersaults the third time he ends up dead. In 2017, a woman approached an Ikorodu Customary Court sitting in Lagos State to dissolve her 14-year-old marriage after she claimed her husband laced her with magun. https://www.pulse.ng/gist/back-to-sender-man-who-laced-wife-with-magun-becomes-victim/f5363dx (Show screenshot here) Even though there is a widespread belief in this phenomenon, scientists believe there is no such thing as Magun and everything ascribed to Magun actually has scientific explanation. For the woman and her lover getting stuck, scientists believe it’s as a result of Penis Captivus, a rare occurrence during sex when the muscles in the vagina clamp down on the penis more firmly than usual. They say it could also happen because of an engorgement of the penis, making it impossible to withdraw from the vagina. Another explanation is Vaginismus, in which case the vagina tightens around the penis in a series of spasms. CTA: Do you think Magun is a myth?
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