For some people, it’s important to pay attention when the birds and the bees are discussed.

Take the case of a German couple who sought help from a fertility clinic after eight years of no success having children.

The only problem was, they weren’t having sex.

According to Ananova, officials at the University Clinic of Lubek said they’d never heard of a similar case after examining the couple during fertility tests last month.

After numerous examinations, doctors found both husband and wife to be fertile, and should have had little trouble in conception.

“When we asked them how often they had had sex, they looked blank, and said, ‘What do you mean?'” a clinic spokesman said, according to the report.

“We are not talking retarded people here, but a couple who were brought up in a religious environment who were simply unaware, after eight years of marriage, of the physical requirements necessary to procreate.”

The husband, 36, and his 30-year-old wife are now said to be undergoing sex-therapy lessons while the university clinic embarks on a study to determine the extent of other couples with similar circumstances.

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