A cursory look at the design and
anatomical positioning of the male and female sexual organs shows
that when God designed homo sapiens, aestheticism and ease of
access were not high on the job description.
To get past the cervix, climb up
the uterine wall and find a Fallopian tube a sperm must be armed
with the physiological equivalent of an oxyacetylene torch, a set
of Alpine crampons, several large-scale Ordnance Survey maps and a
gold American Express card. Once there, the chances of meeting a
willing egg coming in the opposite direction, in the dark, are only
around one percent.
Attitudes to sexual practices
vary widely from culture to culture. Even something as innocuous as
the kiss is not universally popular. The Inuit rub noses for fear
of chapped lips, the Kwakiutl Indians suck each other''s tongues
and the Sirionos of South America appear to lack any intermediate
show of affection between wishing each other "Good evening" and the
commencement of rutting.