Our co-hosts Annie Minoff and Elah Feder have a brand new story for us. And you’re going to hear that some of his science doesn’t age that well today, it’s a little bit ridiculous. TOBIAS: Ever since Ulrichs, in the literature you meet with the statement that homosexuals cannot whistle. But this episode isn’t, you know, about making fun of Magnus or this old timey science, because a lot of the things that he did made a lot of sense. ELAH FEDER: So for example, he was interested in whether homosexuality ran in families. Or you might remember a few years ago there were a bunch of studies looking at the correlation between finger length ratios and sexual orientation. And ultimately this would also have the effect of changing the law. This does not agree with the results of our statistics. ANNIE MINOFF: So this was really Magnus’ MO, right? He felt like if he could get his science out into the world, he would be making the world a better place. Lime juice to tighten vaginal walls has also been researched and used by women the world round, but using it undiluted can be harmful and damaging to the delicate balance of p H in the vaginal canal.Because of the citric acid in the fruit it can even increase the risk of certain STI’s, and promote infections, and can serve to be an irritant for many women.
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