So there I was, making a research about sexuality around the world. No porn involved, realy. I didn’t even get a grasp on my version of Kama Sutra. I was just reading about the Kensky Report, sex as seen by religions, the liberation and equalization among men & women, that light stuff that won’t give anyone a turn on.
As I read stuff, I found a lot of facts that are, in the least, very attention-calling to those as curious as me. Here they are:
1-) Mouth-to-mouth kissing is considered anti-higienic in the island of Tonga. It used to be considered unnatural in Japan before those times around the World Wars and some elder japanese people still don’t like it. Kissing is forbidden in french trains and english cinemas. The inuit kiss does not involve any mouthes… The kissers caress each other’s nose with their own nose.
2-) In Libano, zoophily is cosidered a crime. The only exception to the anti-zoophily law is if the ones involved are a man and a female animal.
3-) In New Guinea, boys from the Kekari tribe are only considered aduls after being sodomized by other adults. This ain’t new… It was the same in Rome by the era of the Caesars (!). The romans believed that virility lies in the sperm of adult men, and that boys gained virility from being sodomized by adults.
4-) In Oman, prostitution is a crime. Except if the person selling his body is an effeminite man. In japan, prostitution is not a crime, but by laws & regulations, prostitutes can only perform oral sex and masturbation on their clients, which in turn must wear a condom.
5-) A law in Cingapore considers oral sex an “unnatural act”. Being naked at home is considered a pornographic act.
6-) In the hotels of Hastings, Nevada, couples may only have sex if they are wearing pajamas provided by the hotel. In Oxford, Ohio, women cannot stand naked in front of the photography of men.
7-) In the United Kingdom, children under 10 can’t look at naked… er… How do you call those dolls that stores put in their display area do show the clothes they sell?
There is a tribe in Africa (I forget in which country) where the prince only becomes the king after deflowering a virgin while being watched by the whole tribe. In another place in Africa, there was a law that stated that a man is free from the charges and sueings of rape if he marries the victim, but this law has been taken down.
9-) In Thailand, there is a tribe in which women place rings on their necks as they grow. Their necks grow very long, and they are known as giraffe women. The reason for them wearing those rings: men of that tribe find it very sensual.
10-) The arab have their own version of the kama Sutra. It’s the Perfumed Garden of Sheik Nefzaui. One of his recipes for making women reaching orgasms easily is spilling donkey milk on the penis.
11-) The greek were the most perverted vouyers and exhibitionists ever. They were the first people to hire artists for the sole purpose of painting couples having sex, with the artists being paid by the very couples that served as models.
12-) The egyptian were the first ones to use effective anti-contraceptive methods. Most involved getting potions in the vagina and could be compared to nowadays spermicides, just way less effective. The condom may have been invented by the greek. Their mithology includes a passage where one of the gods (I think it was Apollo) wants to have sex with a girl, but without getting her pregnant. So someone prepared him something that could only be described as a condom from the bladder of a cow (in some versions, a lamb).
13-) The greek and roman were very fond of anal sex. In ancient Rome, when a couple got married, they would only have anal sex for weeks - or months. Only after a lot of time they would have vaginal sex. People of the same sex couldn’t get married, but homossexuality was seen as natural and there was no prejudice against it among people from the empire.
14-) In Athenas, women were treated as property of their husbands or fathers. Irony, if you take into account that the main deity of the island was Atena.
15-) In Esparta, women practiced a variety of sports, even martial ones. They couldn’t get to the olympic games, though. If they cheated their husbands and had a child with someone else, and the father of such children were stronger than her husband, then the cheated one didn’t have the right to even complain about it and had to rise those children. It was a tradition among men to choose a friend to seed their wives. These two things together made for a place where almost everybody was not son/daughter of the husband of their mothers.
16-) Still on olympics, men disputed those games naked. Women were not allowed to watch because men feared their wives would get turned on by the sight of the naked athletes.
17-) According to the bible, Abraham was 86 when he had his first son, Ismael, and 100 when he had the second, Isaac. BTW, Isaac means LOL (I’m not kidding). And they didn’t have Viagra back then…
18-) The orgams of a pig may last half-an-hour.
19-) A tiger can have sex around 80 times a day when they’re mating.
20-) Some species of rats may spend as much as 12 hours having sex untill they reach an orgasm.
So, I’m in doubt whether I want to be a pig, a rat or a tiger in my next encarnation.
21-) The most recent somethingphily I’ve read about is plushophily. Yes, people can fuck about everything, even their plushies sometimes. Speaking of fucking anything, darwin Awards includes an award given to a man who had sex with a vacuum cleaner. While it was working. Clicka. I think the expression ‘stupid technophile’ applies.
22-) Bible again. Onan was punished for not seeding his dead brother’s wife, and not for masturbation as many people who haven’t read the (whole) bible think. Onan earned his monkey spanker fame for free.
23-) In China, the penis of some animals, like deers, are used as aphrodisiacs.
24-) In Brazil, 24 is considered a ‘gay number’. That’s because more than one century ago there was a lottery where people bet on animals, and each animal has its number. The deer was number 24, and it was considered a ‘gay animal’ (it still is).
25-) When people first looked at sperm via primitive microscopes, they saw something that looked like a microscopical baby in fetal position inside the spermatozoid’s head. That lead to the erroneous homunculus hipothesis, which stated that all the material that made a person came from the man via the sperm, being the womb merely a place where the baby would grow for some time. According to the hipothesis, women didn’t give anything other than hosting for those babies.
26-) Contraty to popular belief, the black widow does not slay her partner after sex. It’s just that the male inserts sperm on the female’s body with the tip of his front leg. When it connects, it’s very hard to disconnect, so sometimes his ‘hand’ gets stuck. When he tries to pull it he tears his leg apart on the point where it gets into the body. This leads to fatal bleeding. The female then eats the corpse. Some species of praying mantis do slay their males. During the copule the female turns her head about 180 degrees and decapitates the male, then eats his head. The body of the male does not stop the copule, though. It goes on until it comes.
27-) Male humans are a exception among mammals when it comes to hard ons. We depend on blood filling some cavities in the penis for it to get erect. Other mammals have bones or other hard structures in their penis. A good portion of them can erect at will.
I could go on and on, but I’m tired… I’m posting more later.