Human reproductive anatomy 101

Purple Sage has given us the Pythagorean Theorem of ‘female’ and ‘male’ as linguistic definitions as they relate to human reproduction and physiology.

Thank you, Purple Sage!

Purple Sage

It has become apparent that there are fully grown adults who don’t understand the facts of human reproductive anatomy. This is rather alarming. I thought everyone got the “birds and the bees” talk at home and a sex ed lesson at school, or at least figured it out on their own from interacting with people, but nope! Since this information is essential for understanding human beings, and in preventing unwanted pregnancy during intimate relationships, it’s important that everyone is aware of it.

Humans reproduce sexually, meaning we come in two sexes and we create new humans by combining a sperm from the male with an ovum (egg) from the female. Here are some helpful defintions of these terms from the American Heritage Science Dictionary (Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005).

Female: (adjective) 1. In organisms that reproduce sexually, being the gamete that is larger and less motile than the…

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