BLANCHE DUMAS – 3 Legged Courtesan

Blanche Dumas freak

The strange story of Blanche Dumas is truly stranger than fiction.

It is believed that Blanche Dumas was born on the island of Martinique in 1860 to a French father and a mother was a quadroon (one quarter black). At the age of 25 Blanche was visited and documented by Bechlinger of Para, Brazil and consequently added to the pages of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine. According to Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine Blanche had a ‘modified duplication of the lower body’.

She purportedly had a very broad pelvis, two imperfectly developed legs and a third leg attached to her coccygeus and, in addition to normal well-developed breasts, she also had two smaller rudimentary breasts – complete with nipples – close together above her pubic area. Furthermore, Blanche also had two vaginas and two well-developed vulvas and, allegedly, both had equally developed sensitivity. Her sexual appetite was said to be very pronounced. She was know to have many male admirers and was know to ‘entertain’ men with both her vaginas.

So pronounced was Blanche’s libido that she eventually moved to Paris and became a courtesan.Also, upon hearing stories that a three-legged man with dual genitalia named Juan Baptista dos Santos was in Paris on a European tour, she expressed a sincere desire to have sex with him. While there is no evidence that the two had illicit meetings, there is rumor of a brief affair.

Excerpts of the above taken from the book Very Special People as well as Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine.


Author, researcher and an expert of the odd, J. Tithonus Pednaud has been chronicling bizarre history and highlighting the lives of those born exceeding different for over a decade.


  • Reply January 11, 2009


    I am so jealous- 2 sets of genitalia- hoo-hoo how fun that would be! LOL..

  • […] penises, two vaginae, and two voracious sexual appetites. That link claims the two got it on, but another source says, “While there is no evidence that the two had illicit meetings, there is great rumor of […]

  • Reply January 2, 2012

    I use my brain

    Oh yes, being born with two sets of genitals must be loads of fun. Lets hear it for deformity…because that makes sense.

  • Reply June 10, 2012


    Two sets of genitils, three legs, all she was missing was two more breasts on her back. :s With all that, no wonder she had lots of make callers.

  • […] that there is someone for everyone. The historical evidence however shows otherwise. Even for Blanche Dumas, the woman with three legs and two vaginas, there was one Juan Baptista dos Santos, the man with […]

  • Reply February 23, 2014

    Marvin Waterston

    From all accounts, Ms. Dumas, lived her life to the fullest. I don’t think we have to be all political correct when discussing her deformities. I think she would be laughing the loudest if she could somehow know we are still talking about her all these years later! Today we complain if we think our butts are a little too big or if our stomachs are not quite flat enough. Ms. Dumas took what she was giving and had a great time while she was here! Just remember, one person’s deformity, is another person’s fetish!

    • Reply July 4, 2015

      Elizabeth Welsh

      True that! Very wise comment Marvin. I’m also glad Ms. Dumas didn’t let her deformity get in her way and even made it an asset. Our culture could learn much from her self confidence.

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