Thursday, February 15, 2007

inner dork: It's all about sex

Sex, sex, and just for fun a little more sex.

Without further ado, did you know....

It was believed in Victorian times that if a woman bathed in fresh strawberries, it'd help shrink flabby breasts.
(See, how, how does this even make a little bit of sense?)

It is said that the famous prostitute and madam Calamity Jane earned her nickname because of the social disease she inevitably inflicted upon those who had sex with her.
(I guess it is all in a name in this case and a ratehr obvious one at that.)

Oophorectomies, the removing of a women's ovaries, came into vogue in the Victorian era as a means of curing a host of ailments, including irritability, "simple cussedness," and "eating like a plowman."
(hmm, well if I can't eat like a man and if I would no longer have the ability to cuss, I'll keep mine, thanks.)

Homosexuality remained on the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental illnesses until 1973.
(...and yet still, so many people think it is a sin and can be cured.)

In the fifth century B.C., a Corinthian athlete tried to bribe an Olympic games official with fifty top-quality harlots.
(See, I bet if the judges were bribed with whores opposed to money, the French skaters would still have their gold medals. Just sayin'.)

In order to fully finance the cost of constructing Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, there was instituted a church-imposed prostitution tax, whose revenue exceeded even that from the sales of indulgences.
(I bet if we had a tax like this the National Debt would be gone. Whose with me???)


limpy99 said...

If we taxed hookers and pot we'd be rolling in dough.

Party Girl said...

Oh, hells yeah.

I actually wrote a paper explaining the benefits of making drugs and prostitution legal in the US. Rather controversial, but no one could argue with the reasoning.

Basically, tax the hell out of both, go to your pharmacy for the drugs, legal houses of sex, and ta dah! The coast guard, national guard and everyone else in law enforcement can better use their time and our monies on the real crime.

puerileuwaite said...

Also, a lot of people don't know this, but this is also how novelty t-shirts originated.

"Clap if you slept with Calamity Jane" was reputedly the first.