Seminal fluid is a natural immune suppressant so I suppose it would be possible for cells to survive in a woman's body in rare cases from sexual intercourse. I doubt the reverse is likely at least with heterosexual men.
If this is true I wouldn't be surprised to find that women who are more promiscuous are more likely to have autoimmune issues and non HPV related cancer.
Wouldn't that be special though? That maybe religious thou shalt nots weren't all fuddy duddy in the sky stuff.
Pregnancy in and of itself requires an autoimmune suppression so that her body won’t reject the embryo. It would make sense if a few rogue sperm or tissue cells made it through, too, via the entry way conception creates.
Fascinating sentence construction.
I’m thinking viruses.
Folklore has it that while glad-handing a crowd, Teddy Kennedy would say to a pretty young girl, “Saaaay... you look familiar! Do you have a little Kennedy in you?”
When the surprised woman would stammer “why, no...” Teddy would grin, lean over and whisper in her ear: “Would you like some?”
” Could men carry around the genes of women theyve slept with?”
lordie, I hope not.
I think the most likely reason women in the fourth group would have male cells would be through miscarriages. Most zygotes do not implant. Of those that do, about 30% miscarry before the woman even knows she is pregnant.
It is interesting that 80% of the women who had abortions had male cells in their bodies. Since only 50% of pregnancies are of males, that suggests they had more than one abortion. I wonder how many women would keep using abortion for birth control if they knew that their victims leave behind permanent evidence of their existence.
OMG! I could be carrying around Sharon Stone's cells?
I’ve got something to say its on the tip of my tongue...
Problem with this ‘theory’ is that very few human cells have a long life outside an organized structure like the brain or the kidney.
free floating cells, perhaps ‘stem’ cells from the placenta (?) might make it across the barrier and into the mom, but, how they would persist is hard to explain.
sex is not love. Sex partners are not lovers
It has been known for decades now that HIV can be passed from a female to a male via the pubic hair follicles. It is one of those facts that is so scary that the CDC won’t tell you. American service men in Germany got HIV from one or more female prostitutes infected with the virus, and those guys used condoms and did not perform oral sex.
Eeeeewwwwww... I hope not. There are just so many funny but less than polite remarks one could make here.
I have been thinking about this very thing from a more religious aspect- I didn't have the terminology (microchimerism), but the thought is truly thought provoking, culminating perhaps in DNA (what a marvel) not being a static record or blueprint, but rather a dynamic record of YOU, residing in every cell...
Genesis 6 is what has been driving me lately - The 'Sons of God' lying with the daughters of men... Noah being chosen because he was perfect in his generations... Pre-flood corruption of everything that drew breath (not just humans)... It is a VERY interesting passage if one can step outside of religious teaching and look at what it says.
And it is not all past... Homosexuals receive the reward for their iniquity in their bodies (are adulterers any different?). That is a real-time promise.
And future: Daniels statue speaks of a time (during the reign of the 10 toes) where 'they' will attempt to mingle their seed with the seed of men.... Who exactly is that 'they'?
I think that we are opening the lid to Pandora's box with all the chimerism we are doing now - And the Bible says it has happened before.
And I think we have no idea how serious God's commandments are - why they are - Is there a reason why we are not to eat pork? Can it have anything to do with how close the pig is to what a human is? Why the exclusion of meat from predators? Shellfish?
Maybe the answers are very close to what you offer here... Something far more visceral than any religion has understood... I dunno. Just sayin'.
Thanks for the post. very cool.
And the two shall become one flesh.
These are amazing revelations.
("I never had sex with that woman", Bill Clinton)