Friday, October 3, 2008

The TGIF Sex Blog [Cross-Cultural Sex]

¡Hola! Everybody…
I got home late last night and, no, I didn’t tape the debate. Whenever I see Palin talk, I’m reminded of how low we as a nation have stooped that close to half of the electorate would consider voting for a person that prefaces their policy position with the phrase, “Gee Golly,” and a wink (I see Tina Fey eating this shit up! LOL!).

Apparently, she didn’t let out a major brain fart, though I saw a few clips in which 1) she refused to answer the question, and 2) warned in veiled language that she would no longer give interviews. Also, I liked Biden taking Palin to task on that dreaded label, “maverick.” I’m glad he hammered her on that, for she’s certainly no maverick and neither is McCain.

What strikes me is that because the bar was so low for her to begin with, because she barely surpassed that low bar, it’s considered an achievement of sorts. She’s done more harm to the women’s movement than most here realize…

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-=[ Cross-Cultural Fucking ]=-

“Life is a sexually transmitted disease.”

-- Guy Bellamy

Nowhere else do the extremes and variety of human behavior become more evident than when exploring the sexual practices exist across cultures. Sexual rites shaped by cultural attitudes span the range from the sexually free and open Oceanic societies such as the Trobiands, to deeply sexually repressed cultures like the isolated Inis Beag Irish community where the sexes are segregated for most of their lives.

You may think that the concept of sex is universal expression of love and you would be wrong. In fact, that notion would be considered odd in some cultures. Reproduction can often be a violent -- a brutal affair for the sole purpose of producing offspring.

While cultural rituals may seem strange, peculiar, and even barbaric and repulsive to you, it is very likely that those same cultures view our “civilized” sexual practices with similar attitudes. I would add that if you were raised in one of these cultures, you would find the practices in that culture “normal.” The flowing sexual customs have been authenticated by ethnographic studies, but due to the increasing globalization of our world, they may not be practiced any longer.

Wanna talk about being a man? Well, how’s this: as part of their puberty rights, Ponapean males are required to undergo hemicastration (removal of one testis). Along similar lines, among some African cultures such as the Masai, puberty rituals include “female circumcision,” or clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoris). Kenuzi Nubian girls are said to undergo removal of the clitoris by the age of four, and infibulation (suturing) of the vaginal opening. Here in America, though it is known that circumcisions are unnecessary and actually hamper sexual development, the vast majority of infant males have their foreskins snipped (circumcised), causing them to go into traumatic shock for days after.

Sodomy has been regularly practiced among New Guinea tribes. At puberty, the young Keraki males of New Guinea are required to submit to anal and oral sex for a period of one year. After this rite of passage, they are then permitted to participate in the initiation of pubescent males. The Keraki believe it is necessary for young boys to receive semen of mature experienced warriors in order to properly develop into men, and failure to do so will leave them small, weak, and inferior. I could just imagine this ritual being practiced in our consumer-driven society. There would probably be competitions on which mean could take it up the ass and guys bragging how many dicks they sucked in order to become men. “Back in the old days, we had to suck more dicks! These young kids today can’t take it up the ass like the old days.” LOL

Similarly, among all men and boys of the Siwans in Africa, homosexual relationships are an accepted practice, and most engage in anal intercourse. Those few who do not participate in homosexual unions are considered queer (pun intended).

The South American Siriono consider obese females attractive, especially if the possess fat on the mons and vulva (fat, juicy pussies) and the African Hottentots prize females with large fatty buttocks (big asses!). In fact, two “medical conditions” are named for this phenomenon -- the “Hottentot bustle” (excessively fat buttocks) and the “Hottentot apron” (elongated labia minora -- “pussy lips”).

The Venda males in Northern Africa consider enlarged labia attractive and their women are expected to rub and manipulate their labia in order to lengthen them. The Ponapean also find enlarged labia and clitoris attractive. It’s claimed they employ old impotent men to beat, suck, and pull on the genitals to produce the desired results, proving the old adage “when you get loose in the hip, you gotta get loose in the lip” adage true.

In Polynesia, older experienced persons instruct adolescents of both sexes in sexual techniques, and during this period it is permissible to have numerous sexual affairs before settling down to married life. Special “pleasure houses” are built to provide young people with their own place to socialize and have sex.

Imagine that…

Upon reaching puberty, boys of Mangaia (one of the Cook Islands) are given sexual instruction and taught the technique of various sexual positions, breast stimulation, cunnilingus, and the art of delaying ejaculation, so that their partners may experience multiple orgasms.

For a little more than a year, I’ve been practicing a set of tantric practices that strive to help achieve a transcendent state by using specific Tantric yoga positions for sexual intercourse; prolonging the act to the threshold of orgasm without climax (I am multi-orgasmic). The belief is that a higher consciousness (or finding God through sex) can be attained by redirecting the sexual energy of the genitals throughout the body to the brain.

I’m looking for a partner… LOL!



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