Talk about an awkward moment. On CNN’s Larry King Live on Monday, the septuagenarian host asked the “pregnant man” Thomas Beatie and his wife, Nancy, about the mechanics of their relationship. Beatie, who was born a woman and retains female reproductive organs, became a celebrity last year when the media dubbed him the world’s first “pregnant man.”
Thomas and Nancy Beatie appeared on Monday’s Larry King Live to talk about how they are expecting their second child next year. At one point, King decided to ask the pair about their sex life:
LARRY KING: Where did you learn how to do this? From the Internet, you said, right? You can't have the normal kind of intercourse, right?
THOMAS BEATIE, THE “PREGNANT MAN”: We can.
NANCY BEATIE: Not to make a baby.
THOMAS BEATIE: Because of hormones, my clitoris has enlarged and it looks like a penis. I can have intercourse with my wife.
KING: That's fascinating to me. I didn't know that. So you have a clitoris that look likes a penis so it can fit into having love relations? I sound like a dummy, trying to figure it out, right?
THOMAS BEATIE: Basically.