Cultural Sexuality

Sexuality, courtship and mating rituals differ among cultures.The Trobriands and the United States have several similarities and differences, which can be compared and contrasted.These constructs begin in early childhood, continue to adolescence, and extend into adulthood.Indeed, these sexual constructs help as a basic framework, which defines these two cultures.
The Trobriands begin early childhood with a freedom and independence unlike Americans.Beginning as young as five or six years of age, the young Trobrianders are allowed to roam and play in the village or bush without consent from parents.These children have a sexual freedom, as well.To begin with, the children often witness the copulation of the parents within the home.While the house is small, the parents do not consider privacy as an option.Instead, the child may be asked to cover their head.Otherwise, no precautions are attempted to prevent such an event from occurring in front of children.No battier is made, and timing is not even considered for prevention.Instead, the children witness copulation by both hearing and seeing.
To learn more about sex, the Trobriand children engage in sex play, early in life.These exciting games are played even before their bodies are able to have sexual intercourse.Genital manipulation and such minor perversion as oral stimulation of the organs are typical forms of this amusement (Suggs, 82).These children learn the sexual acts from the somewhat older children who have them watch the play.Ultimately, this curiosity of sex becomes a favorite past time of the children.
The Trobriand children run around in little bands.It is important that these amorous games are not carried on in the house.It has to be carried on in the bush, or it is taboo.They even learn to be romantic by giving flowers to the little girls, or going on canoe rides.
An interesting aspect of the children's sex games, are the…

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