> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kristin Buxton [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, September 14, 1997 3:08 PM
> To: CobraBoy!
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: BOLLOCKS
> I read a book not too long ago by Robin Baker that was quite
> _Sperm Wars: The Science of Sex_ (ISBN = 0465081797) It's a look at
> evolution has shaped our behaviors about sex in general, and
> specifically at
> the evolution of sperm (which has proposes is a bit more interesting
> has been previously though in terms of function).
> from the back cover:
> "Less than 1 percent of sperm in the male ejaculate is designed to
> the female. The rest, what we have previously written off as
> sperm," are there either to block the passage to the womb should other
> sperm approach or to engage other men's sperm in mortal combat.
> "Female orgasm heps a woman get pregnant by the partner of her choice.
> With orgasm, her retention rate climbs to as high as 90 percent,
> making female
> orgasm a tool through which the woman can tip the competition in favor
> of one
> gene contributor or another.
> "Approximately 10 percent of all children born to married couples do
> not have
> their "father's" gene. A woman is more likely to be unfaithful during
> fertile phase. Moreover, she is less likely to use or insist on the
> using contraception on such occasions. The fact that the apeal of the
> stranger is solely genetic--and does not lie in his promise to provide
> and protection for her and her offspring--may explain this finding,
> one of the
> strangest in this book.
> "Without sperm warfare, men would have tiny genitals and produce few
> Women would not have orgasms; there would be no thrusting during
> no sex dreams or fantasies, no masturbation; and we should each feel
> intercourse only a dozen times or so in our entire lives--those
> occasions when
> conception is possible and desireable. Life itself would be very
> On Sun, Sep 14, 1997 at 02:46:11PM -0700, CobraBoy! wrote:
> > SEPTEMBER 14, 1997
> > The size of a man's testicles and his body symmetry are linked to
> his sexual
> > behavior, according to a recent study conducted at England's
> University of
> > Manchester. Evolutionary biologist Robin Baker discovered that men
> > big balls are likely to have more sex and a greater number of
> partners than
> > their less well-endowed brethren. Baker also measured other body
> > including men's fingers, ears, wrists and ankles, to determine body
> > symmetry. He found that men with highly symmetrical bodies were more
> > attractive to women and had sex more often and sooner than less
> > symmetrical males.
> Kristin Buxton <email@example.com>
> Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned. -Heinrich