Harold Robbins was the man who invented sex. Not the actual act, nor its literary depiction, but the way it was represented in mass-market fiction. The "godfather of the airport novel" if not the creator of the bonkbuster changed the face of post-war popular fiction with steamy tales such as The Betsy , The Lonely Lady , The Pirate and his classic, The Carpetbaggers. During his year career he died in he sold an estimated million books and, in the process, transformed himself into a brand. In the pre-Robbins world, readers looking for literary sex had to find it within the pages of elite, more highbrow writers such as James Joyce, DH Lawrence and Henry Miller. Robbins wrenched sex into the mainstream.
Sex was invented by fish in Scotland
Fish invented sex million years ago. Here's what it looked like. - Vox
Subscriber Account active since. In an important discovery in the evolutionary history of sexual reproduction, the scientists found that male fossils of the Microbrachius dicki, which belong to a placoderm group, developed bony L-shaped genital limbs called claspers to transfer sperm to females. Females, for their part, developed small paired bones to lock the male organs in place for mating. This new finding, he added, shows that "they gave us the intimate act of sexual intercourse as well".
Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex
So Mr. This entrepreneurial novelist was canny enough to realize that his vast reading public would not be receptive to the real facts about his life, and in any case Robbins liked to lie about them. The tall tales about his childhood featured early years in an orphanage, adoption and a stint in the Navy that left him the only survivor of a torpedoed submarine.
The act of sexual intercourse was invented by ancient armoured fish around million years ago, in the lakes of Scotland, a new study has revealed. Professor John Long of Flinders University in Australia has found that internal fertilisation and copulation was first used by a placoderm called Microbrachius dicki. Placoderms are the most primitive jawed vertebrates, and the earliest vertebrate ancestors of humans. Male fossils of Microbrachius dicki developed bony L-shaped genital limbs called claspers to transfer sperm to females; and females developed small paired bones to lock the male organs in place for mating. Measuring about 8cm long, Microbrachius lived in ancient lake habitats in Scotland, as well as parts of Estonia and China.