Earliest contraceptive superstitions ( Did You Know ? )  

EbonyHnk 36M
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5/9/2006 8:48 am

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Earliest contraceptive superstitions ( Did You Know ? )

Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79) reckoned that if you took two small worms out of the body of a certain species of spider and attached them in a piece of deer's skin to a woman's body before sunrise, she would not conceive. Other ancient and dark-age writers believed that if a woman spat three times into a frog's mouth she would not conceive for a year; and that a jaspar pebble clasped in the hand during coitus would also stop conception. St. Albert the Great (1193-1280), who taught Aquinas advised women to eat bees as an effective contraception procedure. Aetios of Amida (fl. 527-565) suggested that a man should wash his penis in vinegar or brine; and that a woman should wear a cat's testicle in a tube across her navel. The oldest contraceptive beliefs hinged acceptance of the efficacy of magical practices.

timeforfun219 41M/42F  
2155 posts
5/9/2006 10:06 am

Guess a lot of women still ended up knocked up, huh?

If my boobs were bigger I'd be a BBW!

EbonyHnk 36M

5/9/2006 10:00 pm

Yup! i wonder what excuses they gave thereafter when it didnt work ... umm the sun came on too soon ?

Atleast they tried something - we have no excuses in this age and yet still goes on .. i hear funny stuff around .

happyladychat 47F
3740 posts
5/11/2006 4:23 am

I'm glad they are just superstitions. YUCKS!

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

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