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Does the One Power prevent pregnancy?

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On 5/21/2018 at 9:10 AM, agreddon said:

The issue is that according to reproduction 101, women are born with all the eggs they will ever have and they lose those eggs at more or less at a  constant rate.  That's not even dealing with the genetic problems of giving birth later on in life.  So unless they're cycles slow down tremendously we have a logic hole here.

No logic hole here, just a confusion with biology.  Women have over 100,000 eggs and use 12 a year.  You do the math.

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16 hours ago, TheSociopath said:

Just go back and look at any and all of the BA hunter POVs. Or those of any other prominent AS in the later books. Half the greens are described as wearing "deeply plunging necklines that exposed half the woman's bosam" or, they describe some other AS as "you would think she was a green," because of her neckline. 

 

Well, women are allowed to have breasts without it being a commitment to engage in coitus.

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On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 4:10 PM, TheSociopath said:

as for AS not really using looks/sex to get info... the entire Green Ajah, anyone?

You don't see them just running about seducing people for information.

 

Also how one dresses varies from where that Aes Sedai is from.  Many retain the style and mannerisms of the nation they came from.

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OK, so I didn't read all the comments, but I would assume that using the one power to prevent pregnancy would be more dangerous than safe. That there is more potential to damage reproduction systems of people than to actually safely prevent pregnancy. 

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For all we know the simple shock of Healing could be enough to cause a miscarriage.  It's enough to kill a man on the verge of death before the healing can kick in.

 

Maybe they just snag a quick MorningAfter heal, which by definition would cause no reproductive harm.

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My guess is the tea Min spoke of is simply a lot easier than trying to figure out how to prevent pregnancy with the power.  Especially in Rand's age the Aes Sedai are not big on experimenting with the power.

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1 hour ago, Sabio said:

Especially in Rand's age the Aes Sedai are not big on experimenting with the power.

 

Well, at least until the 18 year old Amyrlin promoted all her BFFs above everybody with actual experience and wisdom.

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On 25/05/2018 at 4:29 PM, Wulf said:

 

Well, at least until the 18 year old Amyrlin promoted all her BFFs above everybody with actual experience and wisdom.

She promoted them to Aes Sedai, it's Aes Sedai tradition that puts them in front

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With regards to the thinking that AS treat sex as a major weapon in their arsenal, in the series, I remember very little instances where that happens. For one thing, AS have two far more superior tools at their disposal: their authority as Aes Sedai, and the mystique and awe that brings. In Randland, they're like the Catholic Church and the UN combined, very much like the Catholic Church during the Renaissance (still influential and powerful but not as great as before). Compared to that kind of ethos, sex is trivial. In fact, I only recall them only considering using sex as a weapon only when that is taken away: like when the attack group sent to the BT was overpowered. Name one other instance when an AS uses sex as a tool of manipulation. 

 

Oh, and doing it with their Warders does not count as manipulation. Warders have sex with their AS consensually. 

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