National Taboos

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  1. caffecaffe

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    I've noticed that there are people from many countries in there. And, you know, every country has it's specific traditions and beliefs and tabus.
    Every country has some king of tabu or old belief or tradition about sex.

    So...

    What's your country and what are it's population's sex tabus??

    I'm from Portugal and for the general woman, female (and sometimes male) masturbation is a total tabu.
    There are also a funny myth. When little boys masturbate too much, grows up hair on them hands and top of the mouth (i don't know if there are any english word for this...sorry).

    Well..i'll try to remember more thing. Meanwhile, say what you know!
     
  2. Heather LouAnna

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    Social mores differ in region, but I think that anyone who posts on this board is slowly being integrated into the same line of media. The taboos of the Americas, Europe, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand don't differ much because we're more connected through circuitry than a country...say...in the Middle East and Asia, who's taboos differ very much from our's. Being exposed to one another, even through indirect contact such as media, is blending our norms.
     
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    That is funny! There are many Portugese in France and they have the reputation of being hairy all over!:biggrin1:

    I am British and until recently, hardcore porn was taboo. The censorship laws were discretely lifted and now all those "dirty" girls that you knew at school have found jobs making British porn films! Until now I had only seen US, swedish, French and Dutch porn but mainly German (I am fluent in Porn-German!) :wink: So it is really funny to hear the actors trying to be sexy with their local British accents.
     
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    I think the English word for it would be weird.
     
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    Or maybe widening them. Your answer sums it up succinctly and accurately, Heather. I did find it disturbing, however, to see a minidocumentary about a gay man who went to Jamaica to come out to his uncle. There it is not uncommon for gay men to be beaten or killed. Almost in our own backyard.
     
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    The main taboo maybe it's the relation between how men or women have sex.

    Men is allowed to do what he wants to do, just cuz it's natural (cultural / social fact really) that the boys search for more sex (even gay, it's not about the preference, just on sex)

    But if the women search for more sex it's a slut.

    Anyway, now it's changing a lil bit.
     
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    In English Canada, consonant with social expectations, you can't fuck a donkey, but you can fuck a pig, and many do.
    In Quebec, it's the other way around ... showing that Quebec in many ways is, as it claims, a separate nation, with very different mores and taboos, whatever the maps and political documents may say about its inclusion in the larger Canadian polity.
     
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    I don't know for sure... there are some brazilian members who can tell this, but i think that in Brazil it's a taboo a woman make top less... the funny thing is that it's not a taboo a woman wear a bikini made of two small triangles covering the niples.

    LOL!!

    (Brazilian members... is that true?)
     
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    In New Orleans it's taboo to show your tits or suck a cock in the middle of Bourbon Street the day after Mardi Gras. :friday:
     
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    Perfectly legal for women to be publicly topless in Ontario.

    This should have been promoted to combat the SARS paranoia.
     
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    USA, the usual here, taboo, no human sex with animals, no homosexual relations and no interfamily sexual relations. It still goes on though, like speeding or not wearing your seatbelt, don't get caught, if that's what you are into.
     
  12. Where do you live in the US :confused:

    ... cause homosexual relationships are pretty common ... at least where I live ...
     
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    I don't know if this answers the question directly, but here in the UK we have very conservative attitudes towards public nudity, porn and sex being discussed in a serious, open fashion (think we have the highest levels of STD's and teenage pregnancy in Europe). But we also have a long history of smutty inuendo- Carry on films and stuff like that. I can't get my head round it. We also have 'Page 3 girs' in mainstream tabloid newspapers - essentially topless women posing in a newspaper, but if a woman decides to breast feed her baby in public place, like a coffee shop, she gets complaints!
    I lived in Saudi Arabia when I was younger- women there have to cover themselves head to toe, but there was a time when I was in a doctor's waiting room and an arab woman started to breast feed her baby and nobody batted an eyelid.
     
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    the us also has a many different taboos according to each region....the west coast is known for having a more relaxed attitude so nudity and homosexual relations are pretty much accepted...the east coast tends to be more uptight and for the most part frowns on nudity especially male...and homosexuality....ive heard that central us is more religious and uptight about everything the south also has a relaxed attitude...not to sure about the north us....but thats just one perspective on the issue...correct me if im wrong

    also common doesnt always mean its not taboo
     
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    Some of you are confusing the concepts of "taboos" and "manifestations of bad taste".
     
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    Where I live in the US is irrelevant, hey don't shoot the messenger here, the topic is taboo, does that mean hard and fast laws with criminal punishment or just a general societal attitude? And I recall qualifying my post by indicating that although taboo, some things do happen, people are people. I don't take exception to the fact it does happen, I choose not to participate, that is my perrogative.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_laws_of_the_world

    I didn't post what I did to be inflammatory, it's not like this isn't something you shouldn't be aware of, how esle would one explain the opposition to gay marriages ? And I do feel an obligation to tell you that it doesn't matter to me whether gays (male or female) can get married or not. Where I live there has been no referendum on a ballot for it that I recall seeing or even having an opportunity to vote my conscience.

    Out of curiousity though, why not also address the other taboos in your post, beasteality and inbreeding ? I have a gut feeling this goes on too. May not be as common, I don't have any of the statistical information on it.
     
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    interesting thread
    i don't think australia really has that many taboos apart from the sex with animals/incest ones

    I have to agree with Heather LouAnna that western industrialised society is becoming very homogenised (I want to use the term American Imperialism but I don't want to offend anyone). Pretty much here in Australia we have been raised on a diet of American TV and American popular culture. Although the one thing that still amazes me about American TV is that you can not show a toilet (I read that somewhere when i was doing media studies).

    I suppose also from an Australian perspective - we're becoming a rather conservative nation - which has a lot to do with the fact that we've had the same conversative religious looney as our Prime Minister for far too long.

    I think the only real taboo I've ever noticed is that there seem to be a lot of people in this country that are very uptight about nudity.
     
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    I wouldn't say that there are any regions in the US that it isn't taboo, but that's not to say that there aren't pockets/safe havens where it's commonly an accepted practice. If you really look at how long gay marriages have been discussed in the media under "W's" second administration alone, there really hasn't been too many laws allowing gay marriages. The only two and I may be mistaken here, but California passed pro legislation and the other region was a state up in the New England region. California supports your West coast theory, but as for uptight NE'ers, They came in ahead on the issue before any other region. As for the South being relaxed, well, there are still places that race is an issue.
     
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    in some parts of Asia whistling at night is taboo — it summons snakes :eek:

    at least that's what the children are told
     
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    I haven't "slept my way across the US", as one of my schools friends did. I think, however, that I have tasted enough of a reasonable sample of US men, to conclude that they tasted just fine.
     
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