Ridiculous Old Myths About Vags
What an awful time to be alive...
Back in the second century, the one and only Aristotle concluded that because a girl or woman’s body ran colder than a man’s, their bodies had to draw its organs inside to keep them warm. And that’s why we have vags: They were considered to be an inverted p*nis.
The great philosopher remarked that “a boy actually resembles a woman anatomically speaking and a woman is, so to speak, an infertile male. She is female because of a kind of inadequacy being unable to concoct semen from nourishment … owing to the coldness of her nature.”
Aristotle also believe women had fewer teeth than men. I feel like that part would have been really easy to dispel.
And man found the clit!
In 1559, Renaldus Columbus told everyone that HE discovered the clitoris. Of course other people (read: women) were like, “WTF, dude?!” The 16th century is a little late in the game to be claiming you discovered something on the exterior of the body.
I hope he learned how to use it properly.
Never mind the orgasm
It must have been VERY early on that people realized that ejaculating inside a women results in babies.
Thomas Laqueur wrote in his book Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud that many doctors used to believe the female orgasm was practically vital in also producing a baby. Unfortunately, by the 18th and 19th centuries, experts realized they were wrong about women needing to climax.
That’s when we entered the fun phase of women having to repress their sexuality, hide their sexual desires, secretly partake in self-love, and more.