We’re all familiar with the classic, “virgo and cancer compatibility in bed” story, but this one is new to me. This story came from my colleague, Dr. John J. Pfeiffer, a cancer researcher with the Mayo Clinic. A lot has changed since the day I heard about this. Today we know that there are clear differences between the two. I know this because I am now a cancer survivor.
The original story was that virgo is a woman who is completely immune to cancer. It was an old wives’ tale that virgo was too much of a woman to have cancer. But cancer researchers were not convinced because it was based on a misinterpretation of the original science. The story was used to help women conceive, but it was also used to promote the idea that a woman’s immune system could be disrupted by even a single kiss.
Virgo was a lot more complicated than that. She was a “perfect” woman because she was a woman, and she did not have cancer. But in the 1970s and 80s doctors were saying that women with cancer were a lot more susceptible to cancer if they were virgos. It’s unclear if this is true, but it’s probably not.
The story that Virgo and Cancer are incompatible actually comes from a book called “Sex Life” by Dr. Helen Fisher. It was written in the 1950s and claims to be a “scientific” study of female sexual behavior. However, the claim that a woman may have a more sexually active immune system is simply wrong. There is no scientific basis for a claim like that. Its just anecdotal evidence and it’s not true.
In any event, the issue of sexual compatibility has been debated for centuries. In the 19th century two famous Englishmen, Charles Darwin and John Stuart Mill, argued that sex was a chemical interaction between two bodies, and that sexual compatibility simply required that each partner be compatible with the other. However, Darwin did not fully acknowledge the existence of the female orgasm, which was later suggested by biologist John MacCulloch, and was the basis for the famous theory of “penile orgasm.
In the 1960s, the theory of clitoral orgasm was developed. This theory states that orgasm is a purely biological process occurring on the clitoris itself, rather than on the uterus. This hypothesis, which is still popular today, holds that the clitoral orgasm is the most accurate way of experiencing this natural phenomenon.
If this were true, it would be expected that virginal women, who do not receive any kind of sexual stimulation from their partners, would not experience orgasm, but this is not the case. Many women in fact experience this phenomenon, and they often describe it as a “tangential” or “side effect” of having an orgasm.
Perhaps because it is the most accurate way of experiencing this phenomenon, it is also the most commonly used method of treatment. And it’s not only used in gynecological treatment either. Many women today are taking antidepressants for depression, or for insomnia, and many are also using an estrogen-based pill to treat cancer.
For women who might experience this problem, there are a number of options. If you’re already taking an estrogen-based pill, you can try switching to a drug that mimics estrogen and see if that helps. There are also a number of vaginal creams and pills that can help, and some even come with a pill that mimics estrogen in a way that is safer and less expensive.
For those that don’t have this problem, there are creams and pills that mimic estrogen in a way that is safer and less expensive. There are a few that come with a pill that mimics estrogen in a way that is safer and less expensive.