Sex and the Nose

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In print , April 2023, HNO-Nachrichten, Springer Med
By Dr. med. W. Lübbers

Hätten Sie gewusst, was das Kallmann Syndrom ist oder der Calvin Coolidge-Effekt
oder was es mit den langen Nasen der Kasperle Figuren oder den japanischen
Tengu Masken auf sich hat? Dank des Corona Lock Downs hat sich der englischen
HNO-Arzt John Reddington Young an die Arbeit gemacht und all sein Wissen
über die seit Jahrtausenden von Jahren vermuteten bzw. bewiesenen sinnlichen
naso-genitalen Verbindungen aufzuschreiben. Schon seit 1983 hat Young regelmäßig
auf englischen Rhinologen-Kongressen als „Bonbon“ über das pikante Thema
„Sex and the Nose“ referiert. Allein der Titel des Buches setzt bewusst
oder im verdrängten Unterbewusstsein eine sicher zu hinterfragende Korrelation
voraus, die aber Neugier erweckt. Denn irgendwo hat man ja schon als Vorurteil
abgespeichert, dass die Größe und Länge der Nase etwas mit den männlichen
Genitalien zu tun hat. Auch die Schwellkörper in den Nasenmuscheln werden
anatomisch und histologisch korrekt mit anderen Körperteilen in Verbindung
gebracht. Young eröffnet dem Leser in seiner fast als „Wimmelbuch“ zu bezeichnenden
Veröffentlichung seine abgründige Sammlung von surrealen Abbildungen, Karikaturen
und oft erotisch „unzüchtigem“ Material. Anatomie, Physiologie, Pathologie,
Kultur, Anthropologie und Astrologie der Nase werden bis in die tiefsten
Abgründe der menschlichen Natur und seine dunkelsten sexuellen Assoziationen
dargelegt. All das wird an zahlreichen Darstellungen der bildenden Kunst
von Goya über Magritte bis Dali erläutert und interpretiert. Die Bedeutung
des Geruchsinns wird von den „betörenden“ Pheromonabsonderungen der Achselschweißdrüsen
bis zu der Verfilmung von Patrick Süskinds Roman “DAS PARFUM“ dargestellt.
Ja, manche Bilder und besonders die Comics lassen den Leser vor Scham erröten.
Aber der im Buch oft zitierte Sigmund Freud hätte seine Freude an dem Buch
und besonders an den Schlussfolgerungen gehabt.

Nicht nur das Buch ist etwas skurril. Der 1947 in Yorkshire geborene
Autor ist ein im Ruhestand lebender Militär HNO-Arzt (Colonel !) mit der
besonderen Vorliebe für Angeln, britische Bulldoggen und der Anfertigung
von Buntglasmosaiken, er ist ebenfalls ein Preisträger für die Züchtung
von süßen grünen Erbsen. Eine regionale Zeitung führt ihn in der Liste der
„50 Coolest People in Devon“. Ein typischer Engländer mit Zwirbel-Bart,
scherzhaftem Lachen und einer großen Portion Humor, eben englischem Humor,
der nichts lieber tut, als die verwunderlichen Launen des menschlichen Verhaltens
aufzudecken. So trägt ein weiteres Buch von ihm den Titel Poetry,Physik,Pestilence
and Pox.

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Introduction

Preface

Prolegomenon

Chapter I. The Surreality
The importance of art and
illustration (particularly surrealism) cannot be overemphasised. Certain
paintings epitomise the essential allegorical harmony of the naso-genital
link. Millet’s Head, Magritte’s Le Viol. Goya’s Caricatura
Alegre
. Testa di Cazzi. Abbé Mauri.

Chapter II. Classical Naso-Genital Link
The so-called
‘Naso-Genital link’ in folklore is a timeless myth that the size of a person’s
nose is an indication of the size of their genitalia. This is examined from
Classical times to the present. Lascaux Caves. pre-Viking petroglyphs. Ovid.
Astrology. Heliogabalus and Nasuti. Queen Giovanna. Cyrano de Bergerac.
Michael Scot. Massinger. Kama Sutra.

Chapter III. Eros, Nose and Throat
The sexual physiology
of the throat and even the ears. Sexual aspects of voice and throat. Infibulation,
Castrati. Antonio Moreschi. Male Infibulation. Contemporary Romanian rituals.
Chapter IV. Physiognomy 27 Giambattista della Porta; Charles Darwin and
the Captain of the Beagle. Desmond Morris and genital mimicry in African
baboons. Scrotal mimicry and pubic/moustache resonance.

Chapter V. Nasal Gestures
Cocking a snook. Fullocking
vs.Churchillian V-sign. Obscene Iraqi palm back insult. Nasal Greeting around
the world: Eskimo kiss (kunik); Maori hongi; Thai sniff-kiss; Arabs in Gulf
nasal tip-to-tip. viii Chapter VI. Nasal Erectile Tissue 39 Victorian descriptions
of erectile nasal tissue. Mackenzie’s seminal article. Discussion of physiological
evidence. Sneezing and sex. Ayurvédic medicine.

Chapter VII. Sex and the Nose in Japanese Art
Shunga.
Hokusai. Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Manga and Anime. Hanaji, the epistaxis trope
in manga.

Chapter VIII. Kallman’s Syndrome
Heschel of Vienna.
Aureliano Maestre de San Juan. Kallmann and Rüdin. Little Jimmy Scott. Genetics.

Chapter IX. Masturbation and the Nose
Victorian preoccupation
with evils of masturbation and its connection to nasal disease. Louis Tussaud’s
waxworks. Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Fliess and the tragedy of Emma Eckstein.
Nasal Neurosis. Biorhythmicity. Male 23 day menstrual period based on nose.
Fliess’s Flow of Life book.

Chapter X. Nasal Dysmenorrhoea
Nasal treatments for
painful periods.

Chapter XI. The Pregnant Nose
Pregnancy rhinitis.
Life-threatening epistaxis during pregnancy. King Lear.

Chapter XII. Hormonal Rhinitis
Varieties of hormonally
related nasal diseases. Old man’s drip. Honeymoon rhinitis. Kraurosis nasi.
Weber-Rendu-Osler’s Disease (Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia)

Chapter XIII. The Nose in the Human Sexual Response
Coital epistaxis. Amatus Lusitanus. Native American Sioux. Theophilus
Bonet. King Louis XIV. Psychiatric Nose. Masters and Johnson’s
groundbreaking research and personal involvement. Viagra.

Chapter XIV. The Nose at Puberty (Menarchal Rhinitis)
Puberty epistaxis. World Sneezing Records in adolescent girls. Guinness
Book of Records. Treatment.

Chapter XV. Vicarious Menstruation
Hippocrates and
Celsus. Nose bleeds in place of menstruation as index of pregnancy. Collop’s
On Phlebotomy. Martin Schurig. Mary Murphy’s menstrual earbleeds.
Male menstruation: Sambia tribal induced menstrual epistaxis. Dr Carrere
and the French miller.

Chapter XVI. Jacobsen’s Organ
Ruysch and his Cabinet.
Von Sömmering. Ludwig Jacobsen and his Military career.The circuitous history
of the vomero-nasal organ: Gratiolet, Dursy, von Kölliker, Potiquet. Nomenclature.

Chapter XVII. Robert Broom and the Vomeronasal System
Broom’s discovery of the function of the VNO in the animal world.

Chapter XVIII. Butenandt and Bombykol
Adolf Butenandt
and his discovery of pheromomes. Hitler and the lost Nobel Prize.

Chapter XIX. Animal Pheromones
Hagfish and lampreys.
Magic of Pheromones. Lee-Boot effect. Whitten effect. Vanderbergh effect.
Coolidge effect. Urinary pheromones. The pig with the prolapse. Boar Mate.
Perigord Truffles.

Chapter XX. Human Pheromones
Copulin and Rhesus Monkeys.
Menstrual synchrony in girls’ boarding school dormitories. Humarone. BBC
and Tomorrow’s World. Monti-Bloch and the electrovomeronasogram (EVG). Routine
contemporary nasal surgery and its effect on libido. Nitric oxide. Conscious
breathing tapes.

Chapter XXI. Smell and Pheromones
Axel and Buck’s
Nobel Prize for physiology of olfaction.

Chapter XXII. Major Histocompatibility Complex
The
genetic and Darwinian importance of pheromonal attraction.

Chapter XXIII. Death of the Human Vomeronasal System
How two venture capitalists and their perfume company misled scientists
for sixteen years. Didier Trotier’s proof of the non-functioning VNO.

Chapter XXIV. The Terminal Nerve
How a ‘new’ cranial
nerve (of which even now many physicians are not aware) was discovered.
Its rôle in the reception of pheromones.

Chapter XXV. Post Script: Smell and Memory
Rousseau
and the scent of his mistress’s nightgown. Schopenauer and the sense of
memory. Rudyard Kipling and smell cracking the heartstrings. Proustian moments.

Conclusion and Postlegomenon
Nietzsche and the sixth
sense – of veracity.

General Index

 Reference Index

Acknowledgements


In 1983, I first gave a lecture on ‘Sex and the Nose’ in the Practical
Rhinoplasty Course (an instructional course for surgeons operating on the
nose) at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in Gray’s Inn
Road, London, (which was, until the NHS Management ([affectionately known
to hospital doctors as ‘Stasi’) closed it in 2019, part of University College
Hospital). I had been asked by the organisers to talk about problems when
doing rhinoplasty in a District General Hospital, but I didn’t have much
to say about this. I spoke mainly about the sexual aspects of the nose,
(a topic which I had always considered is neglected by Ear, Nose and Throat
Surgeons). I thought some of the insights my talk contained would be of
use to surgeons working on the cosmetic and functional aspects of the nose.
To my utter surprise, I was not only invited back the following year, but
every year for the next twenty years. I was put on the regular annual payroll
of the University of London and every February, I found myself on an annual
pilgrimage to give a similar lecture. After the first year, I made no pretence
about talking about doing rhinoplasties ‘out in the sticks’ (which as far
as I could see, is not any different to doing them in a teaching hospital
anyway!)

Over those next twenty years, I came to realise just how wide a subject
it is. I did more research and kept up with any developments in this niche
part of otolaryngology. Long before surgeons working in their specialty
started to profess an interest in sub-specialties, I had begun to state
my ‘special interest’ in the sexual aspects of the nose and this was how
I was listed by the General Medical Council on the Medical Register from
1985 until I retired from practice in 2013. As one of the few remaining
single-handed consultants (without a consultant partner), it was inappropriate
to develop a sub-specialty anyway. In fact I was the last remaining solo
consultant, (merely because I was the last man standing!)

Since most of the current UK rhinologists had been on the Rhinoplasty
course and attended my lecture, most colleagues knew of my interest and
indeed a few of them contacted me to discuss cases of interest. Over the
years I even had a few patients referred! Because everybody in general appears
to be interested in sexual matters, I was asked to give talks to post-graduate
meetings up and down the country, and indeed also in France, Germany and
the Netherlands. When lectures and lecturers were becoming somewhat of a
rarity, ‘Sex and the Nose’ appeared to be an attractive title.

Shortly after my retirement, I was asked to give the Watson-Williams
triennial lecture in Bristol. Of course I chose as the subject of my address,
‘The Physiological and Pathological Associations Between the Nose and the
Sexual Apparatus of Man.’ I thought that this would be the last time I would
ever talk about the subject, but even now I get asked to talk about it.

More than one dear friend and colleague have pointed out that I have
never written anything on this matter. I was eventually cajoled, during
my enforced isolation during the first Covid Lockdown, to put pen to paper
at long last, (whilst I am still spared!) I always used to tell friends
that the reason why I never wrote any of it down was because once it had
been published, I would no longer be asked to talk and I would be destroying
a good meal ticket.

It was not until I started writing about it, that I realised how important
the illustrations had been. They are of course an integral part of the subject.
The impact of Barbara Millett’s surrealist painting, ‘Head,’ which was always
the first picture I showed, was universal. It’s probably the only thing
most people remembered about the lecture!


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Weight 900 g
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9789062994717

Publication Year

2023

Pages

xviii & 170