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Thursday, September 10, 2015


In this article, presents to you five health myths about women body. Enjoy!!!

In Hippocrates’ time, it was thought that a woman’s uterus could travel around her body. I guess because women are just giant empty vessels for baby-making. Hippocrates called the uterus “an animal within an animal” because it responded to things like odors. (Your womb likes nice smells, by the way.) Wandering womb was thought to cause female hysteria, which originally could mean a variety of symptoms, but became synonymous in the 19th century with what we’d today call sexual dysfunction.

Probably one of the best and most outlandish myths regarding female sexuality is vagina dentata, or toothed vagina. (Can you even imagine? I mean, I accidentally bite the inside of my cheek all the time.) The folk tale has cropped up in South American tribes as well as in Hinduism as a caution against having sex and as a deterrent for rape. I don’t think many people believe in the toothed vagina anymore, but the concept is far from dead, with the recent invention of a wearable condom having tooth-like prickles that can catch a man’s sex organ, this was made for women to help prevent the increase of rape.

Women have fewer teeth than men? Who in their right mind would ever think that? Apparently, Aristotle would. Turns out he was wrong about a lot of things and had some pretty strange ideas about women in general. (But what do you want from him, really. It was a very different time). Wait, so which is it? Do women have extra vagina teeth or fewer mouth teeth? Make up your mind, lol!

No proper blog post about the myths of women’s bodies would be complete without an examination of perhaps the most famous myth of all: that bears are attracted to menstruating women. At least for black bears, this myth is just that. Three experiments were conducted in the early 1990s that attempted to measure a black bear’s attraction to menstrual blood. The first experiment tried to determine whether bears preferred tampons or trash. The second compared how bears reacted to used tampons, unused tampons, tampons soaked in non-menstrual blood and tampons with beef on them. The third experiment involved actual live human women interacting with the black bears. (Evidently, bears in this region were used to human contact.) What all tests found was that bears don’t give a crap about your menstruation.

The study summarized above isn’t perfect by any means, but it does dispel the myth that bears are driven ravenous by the mere presence of a menstruating woman. But what about the other way around? Maybe we have this idea of men as hunters because menstruating woman actually scare away prey?
Not quite true. Experiments conducted in the 1980s found no evidence that deer were averse to menstrual blood. Researchers provided feed mixed with menstrual blood and feed mixed with male and non-menstruating female urine to deer’s on a game reserve. The deer inspected the menstrual blood first, but only fed out of the urine feed. A similar study was conducted a few years later, this time with venous blood from males, nonmenstruous urine and cow blood, along with regular feed. This time the deer fed out of the regular feed, the urine feed and the cow blood, but not the male blood. While this last experiment didn’t test menstrual blood, it seems like prey are not really all that deterred from menstrual blood.

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