Though Twitter’s “Lips Are Movin” about pop star Meghan Trainor’s sex life with her husband, actor Daryl Sabara, a large portion of the conversation is nothing more than “lyin', lyin', lyin', baby.”
Earlier this week, social media learned a very important lesson about heeding context, discovering that contrary to viral misconception, Spy Kids’ now 30-year-old leading spy kid probably does not have a dick so huge that it makes God stay in heaven because he, too, lives in fear of what he's created here on Earth.
The mix-up began after a tidbit from Trainor’s recent appearance on YouTuber Trisha Paytas’s “Workin’ On It” podcast made the rounds on social media, the singer getting candid about how vaginismus, a medical condition that causes involuntary vaginal muscle spasms and pain, has impacted her sex life.
“My husband is a big boy,” Trainor told Paytas in her now-viral podcast moment. “My pussy is broken, though. I have pussy anxiety.”
Meghan Trainor causes chatter online after discussing her “painful” sex with “big boy” husband Daryl Sabara, revealing that she “can’t walk” after sex:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 26, 2023
“[It’s] to the point where I’m like, ‘Is it all in?’ and he’s like, ‘Just the tip.’ And I’m like, ‘I can’t do anymore.’ I don’t… pic.twitter.com/sfDETpdCnK
Though the star admitted that her and her hubby’s respectively “little” and “big” anatomy definitely played a role in their intimacy woes, her vaginismus caused a “stingy burning” sensation, even causing her to struggle to walk after sex.
"As he would penetrate, I would be like, 'Ow, ow, ow," like to the point when I was making this baby, I had to ice myself after," said Trainor, who is currently expecting her second child with Sabara.
"And we're not crazy, I'm a starfish — I go, 'Get it done.' We're having fun, it's great. Get it done,” she continued. “And then I'm icing myself and I go, 'There's gotta be another way.'"
While Trainor avowed that she would someday “figure [sic] out” how to manage these symptoms, Twitter was much less interested in her experience with the condition — which impacts up to 17% of people, per Forbes – instead, centering the conversation squarely on Sabara’s dick (ouch).
“In case anyone was wondering if the kid from Spy Kids has a massive hog,” wrote @Williesillie2 in a quote tweet of the aforementioned post.
“I always knew he was packing,” added @barelyyalex.
Beyond commending Sabara’s (allegedly) huge dong, others slammed Trainor – who has previously faced accusations of oversharing – for speaking candidly about her sex struggles, seemingly oblivious to their medical basis.
“She can’t talk to her doctor or gynecologist about this?” asked @FluffKambach. “Sometimes painful sex does relate to other issues but like.”
“That is way too much of an overshare,” added @morgiecamille.
Fellow celeb Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race also offered her take on the matter, slamming Trainor in a tweet shared with her more than 256,000 followers.
Is it just me or does Meghan Trainor need to take a break from talking?— TATIANNA (@TATIANNANOW) April 27, 2023
As the media frenzy swirled, some Twitter users began taking a step back, highlighting the arguably critical – and potentially stigma-breaking – context behind Trainor’s comments.
“She was sharing this within the context of having vaginismus. Which is apparently *incredibly* painful” explained user @_megconley noting that the condition is often “severely under-diagnosed.”
“This conversation will help so many women get the help they need! And people are still in the comments being fools,” they concluded, likely referencing how the condition is sometimes “mistaken” for different vaginal issues according to the NHS.
“Deleted my post about Meghan Trainor because apparently she has vaginismus and the headline presented it like a joke when it was a legit medical issue,” wrote Twitter user @parasocialyte, who had previously tweeted about the ordeal, later elaborating that they “don’t want to be the kind of person who makes fun of medical conditions.”
Meanwhile, others began slamming news outlets for their packaging of the story.
“Ah yes, set up a woman for online harassment and neglect to mention she’s been diagnosed with vaginismus,” quipped YouTuber Meghan Rienks.
Take it from this tale of Trainor woe – sometimes it's better to shut the hell up, if not for your own sake, but for your husbands.