Page 13 - Sex Facts
India has a long history of preferring sons to daughters. The distribution of women versus men in society is heavily weighted towards males, even with the efforts of lawmakers to even out this distribution. It is really interesting that among higher classes this preference towards males tends to be more pronounced than in lower classes.
Because of this unequal distribution, lawmakers have made it illegal for India physicians to figure out the sex of fetuses in their mother’s womb. The hope is that without parents knowing the sex of their child, they’ll be less likely to abort a girl and carry it full term, helping to even out the population.
However, many physicians continue to offer services to tell the gender of an unborn child, despite the risks. For many doctors, the payout for offering to find the gender of a fetus is greater than the risk of being caught and punished by the government.
The actual extent of this law breaking is more or less unknown, but it’s thought to be very common. The business of finding genders and aborting females is thought to be worth more than $100 million in India.
Nowadays pregnancy tests are very simple, and can be bought in any convenience store. Women can find out in a matter of minutes. Few ever remember how complicated the earliest pregnancy test are. The original process involved the death of some poor, unfortunate rabbits.
In the original pregnancy tests, rabbits were injected with the urine of the woman who expected that she might be pregnant. If the women was pregnant, the urine would contain hCG. The hCG would cause a female rabbits’ ovaries to change.
The medical worker would then kill the rabbit, and dissect it to see if there was any change to the rabbit’s ovaries. A change would signal that the woman was, in fact, pregnant.
Out of these tests came the misperception that a dead rabbit meant that you were pregnant. It even became common to say the rabbit died to say that someone was pregnant.
What people didn’t realize was that the rabbit would die either way. Modern home tests still use urine tests to see if there is hCG, but doctors now use blood tests because they are more accurate. And, best of all, no more dead rabbits.
PCT is a feeling of melancholy after having sexual intercourse. PCT is more common in men than it is in women. Many sufferers of PCT also feel strong anxiety for five minutes to two hours after sex. The term itself comes from the Latin post-coital and the French tristesse literally meaning sadness after sex. It is also known as depression after sex.
The reason for the sadness is thought to be due to the loss of semen and the exhaustion the body faces after intercourse. Instead of feeling a relief, the body feels weakness and exhaustion. The Latin proverb “omne animal post coital triste” goes along with PCT and means “all animals are sad after sex.”
Aristotle and many other writers and poets have written of post-coital tristesse in their work. The hormone prolactin, used in making breastmilk, is also found in men and shoots sky high right after an orgasm. It skyrockets 400% more during sex than during masturbation, leading scientists to believe that intercourse is much more satisfying than masturbation.
The prolactin plateaus and you feel a lull in your emotions. It can also be an issue faced if one has sex with someone they don’t really care about, because of the intimate connection sex brings.
To be clear, this is on a consumer level. Vibrators were first used for medicinal reasons in 1878, and didn’t become consumer available products until 1900. It was ten years before the electric vacuum became an available consumer product.
The vibrator was actually the fifth electric home appliance. Only the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle, and toaster were consumer products that came first. It took a decade before the iron and frying pan would come along as consumer products too!
Most of these “vintage” vibrators are powered by A.C. electric power (about 80% of them). You can view some of the models at the source, but be forewarned that you should only visit it if you’re old enough to know what a vibrator is. Despite that, it’s a completely safe for work gallery.