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%%ot Saidar%% is the female half of the True Source and %%ot saidin%% is the male half of the True Source. Only a man can draw on %%ot saidin%%, only a woman on %%ot saidar%%. 

%%ot Saidin%% is fouled by the taint of the [Dark One|ShaiTan], like a thin slick of rancid oil on water. The water is still pure, but it cannot be touched without touching the foulness. ([TEotW,Ch12]) Their bonds, oaths and ties to the [Great Lord|ShaiTan] protect the male [Forsaken] from the taint. ([TFoH,Prologue])

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# [Tor Website Q&A|Guide] - There are weaves that a woman can use to detect the resonance of the residue of  %%ot saidin%%. The weaves do not detect  %%ot saidin%% weaves directly.
# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch16] - Touching %%ot saidar%% gives some protection from minions of the [Dark One|ShaiTan]. Touching ''saidin'' sometimes gives protection and sometimes makes one more vulnerable.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch23] - The [Aes Sedai] with bonded [Asha'man] report that  %%ot saidin%% feels cleaner, but it is hard to tell if the taint is truly gone because %%ot saidin%% is always such chaos.
## [CoT,Ch19] - [Nisain] reports traces of an unknown weave where [Shadar Logoth|Aridhol (City)] stood. There was far more %%ot saidin%% used than %%ot saidar%%.
## [CoT,Ch20] - [Nisao Dachen] reports that [Anaiya] and [Setagana] are dead. She tested for resonance and determined that they were killed with  %%ot saidin%%.
## [CoT,Ch30] - [Nisao Dachen] reports that [Kairen Stang] is dead, her neck broken with  %%ot saidin%%.