Of course, I would like to mention the impotence to say: “The glorious history of impotence.” But talk about trouble male half of humanity is impossible.
The first mention of male impotence, impotence when the words in the lexicon of humanity did not exist, dating back to the times of the Old Testament. Incident, according to biblical tradition, happened to King David, who has managed to spend a night with the wife of Uriah the Hittite, which is perhaps the most faithful of his warrior. Moreover, the Hittite wife became pregnant, and David, to avoid any trouble, sent Uriah into a dangerous trek, where he perished. God was angry with David, his widow married a soldier, and punished him most terrible punishment for kings – impotence. The fact is that in those days, kings, who could not continue the race could even expel from the throne. David cure and could not, and he became the first known in history impotent.
The very same word impotence came to light in the poem Toms in 1420. In it he spoke of helplessness, lack of power in general and, of course, did not mean no sexual connotation. Its current value, the term found 235 years later in the work “The History of the Church in Britain,” written Thomsen Fuller. So, among other things, he called not just anyone, but the Pope!