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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 2 months ago

When did humans find out that women got pregnant from having sex?

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We don't know exactly when they figured that out, but it may have been a result of the domestication of animals.  That began around 15,000 years ago.  Observing animals' mating habits and the fact that domesticated female animals did not become pregnant if no male animals had access to them could have been the key factor.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That's a good questions because anthropologists have recorded several primitive cultures who believe pregnancy is caused by all kinds of stuff except for sex.  But, there's a but in there, despite swearing blind that pregnancy is caused by a conjunction of the phase of the moon, swallowing a fly, and walking anti-clockwise around the campfire, or whatever, the actions all these societies take suggest that they do know that there's a connection between having sex and getting pregnant.  Just like there are/were societies that claim that the mother has no biological relationship to her child because they believe that sperm contains fully formed little people - and yet when you look at how people act day-to-day they know damn well this isn't true either.  We don't have a time machine so we can't go back and ask, but also if we could ask we might not get a straight answer.  Sex is a topic people get a little weird about.  Even today a perfectly rational adult who knows better might tell a child that babies get sent inside a mommy's tummy by god when he sees that a man and woman love each other very much.  Now imagine that you're living your best life and up rocks a pale, sickly looking "anthropologist" who asks questions like a toddler about everything.  If they seem that ignorant about everything wouldn't you give them the toddler version of "the talk"?

  • 2 months ago

    I'd have to say that it was long before our time.

  • James
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Probably took about 9 months.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     Animals found this out during the animal evolution era zx

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  • 2 months ago

    I think it was back when Adam looked at Eve and said "Come on honey, I am feeling a bit frisky tonight."

  • 2 months ago

    even a cave man knew

  • BB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    When the first baby-daddy was served with a Court Order for child support.

  • 2 months ago

    sometime in pre history.....400 000 years ago, after they just crawled out of their cave.

    Peace.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Probably back into the bible times.

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