Kinky gingers?

There are numerous weird clichés about gingers but the most amusing one is that gingers presumably are crazy nymphomaniacs. Where does this myth come from? When did the legend of the “sex-crazy ginger pussy” actually start? (I would like to point out that I cannot be held responsible for this cute little nickname)

Let’s take a look at History

Since the beginning of times, gingers are associated with prostitutes. By associating ginger hair to the red flames of hell, catholicism greatly contributed to this idea. Before Eve, Lilith would have been Adam’s first wife and from their union with a demon would have been born all sorts of evil creatures. Insubordinate and rebellious, she sacrifices one hundred of her children each day to preserve her freedom.

Marie Madeleine dans la grotte JJ Lefebvre 1826Mary Magdalene, the repentant sinnerhas often been represented with long red hair like the prostitutes of Palestine (c’est qui??). In the New Testament she is described as the woman who Jesus freed from seven demons and who became one of its most fervent disciple, following him till his death.

Through the Middle Ages, no half-felt opinions, red haired women are either witches or prostitutes. In 1254, king Saint Louis orders all prostitutes to dye their hair red, the “color of hell’s fires and lust” so they could be distinguished from “respectable” women.

At the end of the 19th century, the same rumor goes on thanks to the biosexists who sign treaties declaring that gingers have a gene for prostitution. True story! Following the trend, famous authors kept feeding the myth by giving flamboyant hair to their female characters : Zola’s Nana is blond when she behaves, and turns ginger as she becomes a ‘femme fatale’ (j’ai vérifié ça se dit en français) whereas Maupassant’s Yvette becomes a prostitute, just like her mother, because of her ginger hair.

Nana de Zola

Yvette de Maupassant

What about science?

According to a study by Pr. Werner Harmehl, sexuality specialist at the Center for Social Research at the University of Hamburg, women with red hair supposedly have a much more eventful sex life than blondes or brunettes, more sexual partners and have sex much more often than average. The professor also points out, in the Daily Mail, that real gingers who are in a relationship have a lot of trouble changing their hair color because their partner loves it too much.

Confessions of a nymphomaniac ginger

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My dear gingers, in front of such overwhelming evidence we must come to the conclusion that yes we are real sex addicts! Because our secret is now revealed we must now confess the unconfessable (what do you mean I make up words?). We think about sex day and night. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day. To us a simple cake or plant pot is HOT.

Haven’t you ever wondered why we had such an irritable character? It is because we are tired! So tired to have to organize our days around our many lovers and a regular day of work. Our thirst for sex will never be quenched. EVER. And will be the end of us. What a tragic destiny we have. Bless our souls (…Damn)

 

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