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Old 03-14-2013, 06:54 AM   #4
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Re: La Petite Mort

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Alex Megann wrote: View Post
This is hilarious. Chickens and women are the exception? Where does this quotation come from?
The history of ideas is entertainment galore
The quote is usually attributed to Galen, but that's uncertain. The Romans may have picked it up from him, or it's a later invention, in that case probably Medieval, since it has the air of what was often discussed among learned Christians...

It's supposed to be specifically the rooster rather than the chicken. What was the case for other females than the humans is not stated. But the post-orgasm sadness is medical science as well, presumably somehow explained by the release of oxytocin. See (short texts):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-coital_tristesse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_petite_mort

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