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Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 01:20 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: Anonymous

HealthIts interesting to read factoids about sexual standards of other cultures, it throws into perspective how narrow our views tend to be in western culture!

The Australian Aborigines temprarily exchange wives as a gesture of friendship and goodwill at the ceremonies where puberty rites are held for their youngsters. The wives often initiate this, enjoying the change of ''scenery'' as well.

Homosexual relationships are accepted practice among the men and boys of the Siwans of Africa. The few who do not participate are considered peculiar.

Lesu children are premitted to watch adults, other than their parents, copulate.

The Ila people of Africa encourage their children to fully develop their sexual capabilities, permitting them any form of sexual expression they wish to partake in. It is claimed there are no virgins older than age 10 in this society!

Upon reading puberty, boys of Mangaia (one of the Cook Islands) are given sexual instruction - including many details of positioning, cunnilingus and delaying their own satisfaction so that their parter women may experience multiple orgasms.

In a survey in 1949 of 849 societys, 75 percent were found to permit premarital intercourse.

Of course, in America in 1988 the stats showed that 70 percent of married American women had indulged in premarital intercourse as well . . . they are just supposed to feel *guilty* about it here!

Some Hindu sects require a preist to deflower a virgin before she consummates her marriage with her husband.

The most common universal form of marriage is actually Polygyny - one husband with two or more wives. Of those 849 societyes, 70 percent are polygynous.

The least prevelent form is polyandry (one wife with two or more husbands), only 4 of 849 societys practice this.

Polynesian societys have no words for "obscene", "indecent'', "impure'' or the like. Sex is never considered a source of shame or embarrassment.

Because eating and intercourse each involve entering bodily orifices, the Aweikoma of Brazil use the same term for both activities.

The inhabitants of Bali, and the Lepcha of Sikkim have no exlaborate rituals or practices of seduction. If sex is desired, one only need ask for it - this is true for both men and women.

If a Goajiro woman of Colombia successful trips a man during a ceremonial dance, he is required to have intercourse with her.

Pacific-dwelling Marquesan men have acquired the ability to prolong their erections indefinitely until their parter is fully satsified. It is considered normal for the women to exeprience at least 3 orgasms.

During the latter stages of a Hidatsa womans pregnancy, her husband is allowed intercourse with her sister.

Its not uncommon for the Aranda of Australia to copulate three to five times nightly, sleeping for short intervals in between activity.

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And there are LOTS more.

 

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    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 09:18 AM GMT+4
    what is the name of the book? Won't you name your sources?
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 06:52 PM GMT+4
    Since every culture is different, then it stands to reason that ours should be, as well. Though after watching Howard Stern or Jerry Springer for an hour, one wonders if we're any different at all :)
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 07:14 PM GMT+4
    Nonsense .
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 08:08 PM GMT+4
    Other cultures also eat grasshoppers and ants. So I don't think we're narrow-minded because we choose not to.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 08:09 PM GMT+4
    I heard there were a few people in Putney trying to have sex with trees :)
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 08:49 PM GMT+4
    No, but we are narrow minded if we judge *them* for their sexual differences , looking down on them in any way for those differences.

    And we do.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 08:51 PM GMT+4
    No, actually quite true - and just the tip of the iceberg (I only listed a few of the less radical traditions here -- radical by Western standards that is ).
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 11:23 AM GMT+4
    Sounds like you need to go traveling.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 12:10 PM GMT+4
    >>what is the name of the book? Won't you name your sources?<<

    No, I won't! I must have made it all up! There you go, safely back to sleep - its all really good old missionary position in this world, don't be scared! :)

    The Book is "The Complete Book of Sexual Trivia" by Leslee Welch, Citadel Press (Carol Publishing Group), ISBN - 0-8065-1347-0

    I pulled those out the "Suprising Cultural Facts" chapter, those 20 or so entries were pulled from 116 that are all at *least* as suprising.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 02:53 PM GMT+4
    yes--down to Northampton! :)
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 08:05 PM GMT+4
    I notice that several of the societies that you cite here are in Africa (including a custom of "sex with boys", which is pedophelia, and if you are suggesting for even a nanosecond that that is in any way "O.K.", then you should be put away). In case you didn't notice, Africa has also been completely decimated and destroyed by the H.I.V. virus, much more so than any other continent. I used to wonder why.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 09:06 PM GMT+4
    Oh, yeah, well I bet no other culture has ever used radioactive fuel rods from nuclear reactors as sex enhancement toys and then lost track of them afterwards.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 09:15 PM GMT+4
    Nope, such things must be on your mind to be worried about it - but they were not in my mind! When I read and then copied over the info from that book, of course many of the sexual traditions from other cultures really grossed me out. The one you cite grosses me out, and so do many others.

    I left out the most radical of them all because I it wouldn't suit the level of this forum. I'm sexually a pretty straight forward product of our culture. And as a parent have pretty normal fears for my own childrens future, "normal" as defined by our culture. I belive that in this country some of the laws I most agree with are those governing sexual assult on children.

    And, even the more moderate practices in that book like the ones I put here, generally are not ''my cup of tea''. But internationally, if a nation has true sovernety over itself, we have make boundries as to what is our business. Obviously if something particularly horrible is going on we might be justified in interfering (though we are selective about that too it seems).

    Anyways my point in putting those here was to put the extremists about sexual freedom in our own country into a world-wide perspective.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 10:18 PM GMT+4
    Are you saying you know where these rods are?

    :)
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 11:27 PM GMT+4
    no, just speculating
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 11:47 PM GMT+4
    Here is a nice combination of both this overall subject, and the specific subject.

    Could I use one of those fuel rods as source for adding an eternal power source to a new invention of mine? It would be a combination of this:

    http://www.prime-mover.org/Engines/Images/xr7755b.jpg

    and this:

    http://www.divine-interventions.com/jackhammer.html

    ????
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 12:40 AM GMT+4
    You've lost me, bud.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 01:15 AM GMT+4
    Better bring your motorcycle to idle loudly in front of a cafe.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 01:18 AM GMT+4
    Translated: I want to use one of the lost fuel rods to provide power for that gigantic rotary engine connected to that large sexual pleasure device.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 01:48 AM GMT+4
    A rotary engine in Vermont??? Sorry. You'll have to use maple syrup pipeline power.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 01:50 AM GMT+4
    IF that were true. And IF you are a credible fellow, then we can deduce that the missing rods are not at McNeils.
    Here is where I'd look
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 01:52 AM GMT+4
    First search the Parking Garage. Then, Harmony Lot. Then the deli section of the Coop. If they are not there, then they are not in Brattleboro.
    Here is where I'd look
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 02:13 AM GMT+4
    No, the Mason Lodge! Must be it!
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 02:23 AM GMT+4
    For criminy sakes, they've been doing that for almost three centuries! They sculpt small pieces of Dildowood, a species introduced into this country by Baptist missionaries, into 6 to 8 inch replicas of penises. It is thought that there are nearly fifty-five million in use today among American women and a small number of men. Have you had sexual relations yet, my good man? If not you can probably find some educational literature in the library. Or Planned Parenthood.
    Sex In Other Cultures
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 02:44 AM GMT+4
    Yes, and as I understand it, just as dancing, smoking and drinking are immoral for good Baptists to take part in, so is carving or owning one of these replica's *longer* than 8''
    Here is where I'd look
    Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, April 26 2004 @ 03:25 AM GMT+4
    Yes, you are on to something! But it's not at the Masonic lodge, dear fellow. The band director at the high school had a new wand. And it glows!