I just found out an interesting fact that was discovered several years ago by several scientists. It seems that cells of a sibling, child, or possibly even a long-forgotten lover may persist in our bodies for decades. This is quite shocking if you take a moment to think about it what it actually may mean. Scientists have discovered that a sizeable minority of women have Y-chromosome gene sequences in their blood. Especially when the woman was pregnant and gave birth to a male child. When this occurs the cells from the pregnancy will reside within the mother's bloodstream for life. The name of this phenomenon is microchimerism (1), which is named after the Greek chimera, a mythical, monstrous fire-breathing animal that is composed of the parts of three animals a lion, a snake and a goat. Okay so that explains it, well at least it does for the women who have given birth to sons. But what about the women without sons that still had male cells in their bloodstream?
The study that (2) that was done by immunologists at the Fred Hutchinson Caner Center in 2004. In this study they took samples from 120 women who had never had sons. They found that 21% of these women had male DNA. The women were then categorized into 4 groups according to pregnancy history: Group A had only daughters, Group B had had one or more miscarriage(s), Group C had induced abortions and Group D had never been pregnant before. The prevalence of male michrochimerism was considerably greater in Group C although it was still present in each group. Group A 8%, Group B 22%, Group C 57% and Group D 10%.
The conclusions of this study noted that the possible sources of male michrochimerism included, known pregnancies, miscarriages, vanished male twin, or sexual intercourse. This means, that through intercourse alone there is a potential for women to hold onto male genes and DNA within their organs and blood stream for their entire life!
So why this is so important to us is because from this information confirms the biological possibility that a woman can retain not only the energy of her sexual partners but the DNA. I hope this gives you something to think about when choosing your next sexual partner. When I think of all the men I fooled around with in my youth, I certainly wouldn’t want any of their DNA to still be in my body.
In all seriousness, women take in energy, we are built that way. When we make love, have sexual intercourse, energetically women take on all of the energy of their partner’s previous lovers. We absorb their energy through his organ. This theory if you like, was originated with a well-known enlightened master and tantra teacher, Barry Long. He basically stated that sexual intercourse is a very powerful exchange of energy. When a man and a woman exchange energy through intercourse they are not just exchanging their own energy. The man is giving the woman the energy through his lignum of all the lovers he has previously slept with and the woman takes this energy into her body. He suggested that before a man and a woman became lovers that they do a ceremony to cleanse the man energetically of his former sexual partners.
So does this mean that we should be more discerning with our choice of lovers? I certainly hope so. When you finally understand that not only can your partner’s former lovers energy be retained in your body, but his DNA as well, choosing who we are sexual with takes on a whole new meaning.
I for one will continue to support the idea that sex is a sacred act when we choose to make it so. When we do this then we automatically become more discerning with whom we choose to make love with. We naturally give it more thought and take this very loving and holy act much more seriously. We still can have fun, be playful and do all of the things we love to do in our love making, with the knowledge that our partner is someone we wish to share our energy with.
Other resources for microchimerism: http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2805%2900270-6/abstract