By Naomi Maza
Verrier Elwin, anthropologist.
"You can not smoke either fresh fish if you put the fire on top.
Put the wood underneath "
Proverb ethnicity gun .
In mendi tribe of New Guinea, a curious courtship called "het tanim occurs " . During the meeting, courting couplesrubbed each other with increasing rapidity. Finally, make love on the floor, covered with leaves of sugarcane.
The town of Lleida Isil , Spain , has preserved an ancient festival of sexual initiation: Failures Isil. The evening before the summer solstice, the rising young singles to find more high solar fire surrounding peaks at sunset down loading logs pinned to the back. In the village await the single girls each pick a guy, that gives you a bunch of floors and abortive aphrodisiac . Then, spend the night together.
In 1938 it was noted that young Dahomey carry on his left cheek scarification in a small circular shape. This signal pales when excited, which means that's where you have to kiss them. In the inner thighs had a network of disturbing calls incisions Zidon ( "push me" ).
Every girl appoints his companion, raising his leg over the shoulders of the elect. This can not look only guided by thesmells given off by the young, suitably smeared with oils and creams. This tribe considers love as a refined activity, which is linked to music and dance.
In some parts of Congo and Abyssinia , the midwives teach their pupils erotic dances and prepare them for the sex act to force intimate massage.
In the mountains of Yunnan (China) , takes place unique in the world. There the peasantry "na" will never marry, and the children have no known father. Women remain throughout his life with his brothers and sisters, caring community's children each. Meanwhile occasionally receive nocturnal visit some furtive lover who will never be recognized as a parent. It is perhaps the legacy of a time when it was common for parents died in wars, or lived like nomads were Buddhist monks who had taken a vow of chastity, and therefore would not recognize their offspring. In the absence of men, women gathered the crops, they fed families and imposed rules. Meanwhile, his brothers and maternal uncles visit the homes of other women. "When a lover wants to try a beautiful woman looking at him, he swipes the basket or hat. If she gets angry, there is nothing to do. If you smile, she is willing. "Chinese account Cai Hua ethnologist. Now, "without knowing a woman can be fertilized by a natural brother, uncle, nephew or stranger, come from another village" "Incest exists only within the same house." In the privacy of the home, the taboo is complied with the greatest severity: a girl does not watch television in the company of a sibling or a maternal uncle, does not walk in the darkness around him, not dance before your eyes. Among them, all shared emotion would be a shame. The Mosuo have a similar tradition.
In the village kalash , in the region of Hindu Kush, northern Pakistan , on the winter solstice celebrated a festival called chaumos, true verbal orgy to exalt love and fertility. No missing insults between the inhabitants of different villages, and at the end of the party, men dress as women and vice versa, and in this manner are released all kinds of obscenities and sexual provocations that ignite the collective wishes, also helped by the wine (non-Muslims).Only after the slaughter of goats, formation couples night. This is increasing the desire for couples and herds are fertilized in the winter time abstinence. "The language of the penis" say kalsh serves to tighten ties and regenerate vital forces.
In Greenland, the Inuit, when a visitor came playing "lights off" foreign women are presented with welcome.
Among the Huaorani, sensuality is not focused on the genitals and is the exclusive domain of adult heterosexuality.They do not eroticize and sexualize her sensuality: sensualizan life together . No other distinguished sensuality of bodily pleasures, all the different bodily pleasures are simply "being" in its common life. For example, a Huaorani no distinction between the pleasure of intercourse and the pleasure you get a child when maternal breast milk. The need for comfort and physical contact is interpreted as sexual, and the desire to not take affection and desire for sex. No erotizanlas not have intimate relationships and categorizations that distinguish each others sexual behavior (homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality ...). The Huaorani know that sex is necessary to perpetuate and therefore all their sexuality is intended for breeding purposes. For them to have sex is just two people (man and woman) performing in a hammock intercourse, reproductive purposes. As it is difficult for a woman to get pregnant at first intercourse, everyone should contribute to the creation of children, hence not uncommon for many men go through the same hammock of a woman. Repeat sex is considered necessary for a woman to get pregnant and that the fetus grows.
The polyandry is supported by very few people in the world. One is the ethnic Tibetan ning-ba , in northwestern Nepal, where it is recorded as a curious case of marriage of a woman with all the brothers of a family. She also inherited the land to avoid it to fragment. Polyandry is also given between the tre-ba of Tibet and among Bhotias / Butias Kumaon Indians.
And the promiscuity of the noble savage in which Rousseau dreamed or painter Gauguin in the Marquesas,
who died syphilitic and disenchanted,
does not exist.