Sexual terminology [was Re: Blowjobs and pant legs in Dutch]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 15, 2001, 9:11|
Quoting Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>:
> The Kassi's sexual morals are very different from any human society
> I've ever heard of, and if any human society had it, I'd be extremely
> surprised. :-) There is just one period during the year in which
> sexual activity is permissible. This is the mating season - like many
> animals, there is only one period in the year in which they are
> sexual. There are a tiny minority who desire sex at other times of
> the year. This is considered a perversion. However, during the
> mating season, pretty much anything goes. The only rule is that the
> men may not enter the women's village. Men and women live in
> separate, neighboring, villages which are off-limits to the other
> sex (pre-pubescent boys are, for purposes such as this, classified as
So, do prepubescent boys take female gender classifiers in
Uatakassi? What about children in general?
> So, for them, sexual morality is a matter of WHEN, not HOW or WHO.
Phaleran sexual mores naturally feature social caste as the
primary dictum: you can't marry or mate with anyone outside
your social caste; it's consider both a sin and perverse to do
so. Typically, those who do, if found out, are exiled from
their local community. Within caste boundaries, though,
sexuality is a lot less rigid than in our world. People don't
particularly care what sexual partner you take, as long as
it's not, like, your cousin or anything. Divorce is easy
as long as property or power-relationships are not tied to the
marriage. Homosexuality is treated much like it is in modern
Brazil or Ancient Greece: you're a homosexual if you're in
"passive" position, not if you're in "active".
Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <http://home.uchicago.edu/~trwier>
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