Insatiability of women  

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"To all intents and purposes, the human female is sexually insatiable in the presence of the highest degree of sexual satiation" --The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality (1972) by Mary Jane Sherfey

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The stereotype of the sexually insatiable woman has been a popular trope since the biographies of Messalina and Cleopatra were published in Roman antiquity. Messalina's exploits were published in Pliny's Natural History.

The medieval tale collection the Decameron has the archetype in the stories about the nuns in III.1 ("whereas a single cock is quite sufficient for ten hens, ten men are hard put to satisfy ten women," 198), Alibech, who is gladly "putting the devil back in Hell" in III.10, and the wife of Calandrino ("this woman's going to be the death of me... with her insatiable lust..." 661) in IX.3.

In the Malleus Maleficarum (1486) one reads that “all witchcraft comes from carnal lust, which is in women insatiable.”

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