May 19, 2004

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Ananova - Childless couple told to try sex

Yes, the title of that story says it all. A childless couple in Germany were wondering why they weren’t procreating. After seeking medical help, it was determined that they hadn’t had sex.

There isn’t a lot of detail, other than they were brought up ignorant of sex in some sort of religious environment. What one naturally wonders is, just how much about childbirth did they know? Did they think something mystical passed between the man and the woman and the child simply materialized? They must have known about pregnancy.

The mind boggles. This proves that extreme ignorance can be an effective form of birth control. Something to strive for!

[This story is judged “undetermined” at Snopes]

Posted by James at May 19, 2004 12:01 PM
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As a fan of zero population growth, I think what they're doing (or not doing, as it were) is just fine.

Query: Did they think procreation was an osmotic event?

Posted by: Patti M. at May 19, 2004 1:40 PM

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