Re: how many bastards are there, anyway?

Bryant (
17 Aug 1996 07:08:24 -0600

In article <8107cc$102a3a.c4@NEWS>, Solomon Taibi <> wrote:
>Please forgive the naive question, but what exactly is the
>manipulation of sperm via orgasm and how does it affect conception?
>Is this a relatively new discovery or am I just out of it?

Yes, it's relatively new. Baker & Bellis (I'll chase down a ref) in '90
or so. It appears that female orgasm (masturbatory or copulatory) plays
a large role in sperm retention both of the sperm from the orgasmic
copulation and from subsequent copulations. ("Upsuck.")