First discovery of sperm

Human sperm were first discovered by a student of Antonij van Leeuwenhoek in 1677 in the city of Delft. The name of the student is not known for certain: he is variously written up as Ludwig Hamm, van Hamm or von Hammen. According to some writers he is a Dutchman,

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Largest Human Testicle

Testicles are much of muchness, varying in dimensions very little from man to man. One authority, T. H. Van de Velde in his “Ideal Marriage”, puts the “mature testicle” at from 4 to 4½ cm. long, and from 2 to 24/5 cm. broad. It is suggested that “at the utmost”

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Cunnilingus & Fellatio: Only Royal Example

There is no reason to suppose that royal personages do not enjoy their sex the same as the rest of us. Apart from the occasional scandal, however, we know very little of the sexual predilections of reigning monarchs: sometimes, after the event, some information leaks out. There is one nice

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Most Sexually Active Caesar

Various Roman Caesars indulged themselves in a wide range of sexual pursuits. Nero and Caligula, for instance, were known for their orgies, sexual appetites, and “perverted” pleasures. Tiberius, perhaps, has the edge over them all. Throughout his life he indulged in all manner of sexual behaviour, and even in old

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Most Optimistic Method

This form of coital activity, involving withdrawal of the penis so that no semen is ejaculated into the vagina, has long been practised as an optimistic contraceptive method. The famous biblical example is to be found in Genesis XXXVIII, 8-10- “And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s

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Most Famous Sex-Change Court Case

The most famous “sex-change” case to get to court was that of England’s April Ashley. She had been born with male genitals but was psychologically female, i.e. she was a transsexual. She hated her penis and in 1960 underwent an operation to remove the visible signs of maleness: strictly speaking

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First Family Planning Clinic

The first birth control clinic in the world was opened in Holland in 1882 under the auspices of the Nieuw Malthusiaanschen Bond (the Dutch Malthusian League). The League was founded in 1881 – and was immediately opposed by the medical profession! Two doctors, however, joined the organisation in the early

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