Giacomo Casanova claimed to have had sex with so many women his name became shorthand for promiscuity. The Italian adventurer wrote in his memoirs about his ongoing suffering with the sexually transmitted infection. And researchers said if he had slept with 122 women, as he claimed, he would have been very likely to have caught it. When they tested for bacteria in the handwritten pages of his memoir, however, they could find no traces of the STI.  That suggests he either treated the infection so well he erased any trace of it or he exaggerated his sexual conquests. Giacomo Casanova (pictured) wrote in his memoirs about his ongoing suffering with the sexually transmitted infection. And researchers said if he had slept with 122 women, as he claimed, he would have been very likely to have caught it Scientists from The Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy tried to separate proteins based on their weight using a technique called electrophoresis, which involves passing a small electrical current through a specialist gel.  Chemical tests conducted by Pier Giorgio Righetti, a global leader in this field, and his team looked for races of gonorrhoea bacteria on the pages of Casanova&...