A castrato was capable of coitus, but not insemination - hence in part the popularity of castrati as lovers. The case she quotes may have been due to Tenducci's having recessed testicles which had not properly dropped. As I understand it, such recessing is still practised by Japanese Sumo wrestlers to protect those "exquisitely masculine" organs.
Philip G Gormley
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