Login Signup. Added by KBLists on 8 Jan Lois Lane. Be she the eternal damsel in distress, hard-nosed career woman, or wife of the world's greatest superhero, Lois Lane has been whatever Superman and his writers has needed her to be in more than seventy years of publication history.
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex is a essay in which science fiction author Larry Niven details the problems that Superman would face in sexual intercourse and reproduction with a human woman, using arguments based on humorous reconciliation between physics , biology , and the abilities of Kryptonians as presented in Superman comic books. The issues discussed include Superman's loss of physical control during intercourse, the presumed "super powers" of Superman's sperm cells , genetic incompatibility between humans and Kryptonians, and the dangers to the woman during gestation. The title is a reference to Superman's power and invulnerability, contrasting it with the relative fragility — like Kleenex brand facial tissue — of a human. The essay was first published in the men's magazine Knight in ,  then collected in Niven's collection, All the Myriad Ways. Intimate details of Superman's sex life revealed! In it was posted to Usenet , leading to an early debate about online copyright violation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.