The Most Sexually Liberated Culture In The World

The Most Sexually Liberated Culture In The World

Let’s use this to represent the spectrum of sexuality across cultures On this end a culture anthropologists called Inis Beag the most sexually repressed My culture in the United States is about here well sometimes here sometimes here but not here What’s the most sexually liberated culture? Here’s the planet. Between Australia and South America in the Pacific Ocean is a cluster of islands called the Cook Islands The most southern of them, Mangaia The most sexually liberated culture in the world In the 1970’s Donald S. Marshall studied Mangaia and learned that sex was to them the way money or religion or football are to us Mangaians not only cared about and approved of sex they encouraged sex As much of it with as many different partners for as long as possible from an early age The opposite of Inis Beag Here’s what Marshall observed At age four, boys and girls who once ran around naked together were integrated into sexual segregation Boys and girls; men, women; brothers, sisters; husbands, wives; all separated They’d all go to events together, sleep in one big open room but on different sides Around age 7, 8, 9, 10, boys learned about masturbation and tried it frequently but not too much Once puberty began, determined by pubes and a retractable foreskin, boys would then undergo super incision Which meant the father would invite an expert or sometimes two to take his son someplace secluded like the beach or a mountain stream And there make a lateral incision along the top of his penis as far up as the stomach Over the next two weeks as the cut healed the expert would teach this now man how to pleasure women Lessons in cunnilingus, breast suckling, serial orgasms, and simultaneous orgasms Then this new man would be paired with an older woman who’d run him through the practice sessions including penetration at which point she’d remove the lateral incision scab with her vagina Having taught this enough I know that some of you are squirming Deep breath, let’s proceed Girls also masturbated as children. For them it was pressing their thighs together or rocking on their heels And as they age, they also received instruction from older mentors on how to orgasm With orgasm then being such a given for all parties the goal of sex is instead endurance and matched reactions In Marshall’s words, ultimate sex is when the male’s climax is achieved simultaneously with the peak of his partner’s pleasure How did this happen though with the separation of sexes? Systems, non-verbals. They’d figure out ways quickly and cleverly because now that they were trained, having sex was like a competition Who could have the most sex with the most partners and be the most satisfying? Often a young man investigated before hand how he could sneak into the open space room where the girl slept with her entire family Ideally he’d reach her and she’d be into it The parents wouldn’t wake or they’d listen silently for their daughter’s pleasure and hope for marriage Sometimes she’d expect coaxing like sweet talk which put him at risk for breaking segregation code Other times, if rejected or rushed, he’d try by force Even the most sexually liberated culture has a relationship with sexual violence Let’s say the girl is enthusiastic about her night visitor though She’ll date him for a while then another guy and another guy because she’s told the more partners, the less likely she is to get pregnant Pregnancy supposedly comes from spending too much time with one man Typically she does get pregnant which is traditionally the move to marriage and monogamy-ish, and more babies What else you might find interesting about Mangaia? Out of two thousand on the island, there are a few noted to be intersex or what we might call trans There was no known use of sex toys or devices except for the occasional pillow to prop of the woman’s hips Greatest fear is this word, tiramate Translated dead penis or, you probably guessed it, impotence Though there was same-sex contact between youth and mentors, homosexuality wasn’t considered present on Mangaia at the time of this study And that’s just the summary. There’s so much to learn about Mangaia Sex there was and may still be the way they communicate, earn prestige, a sense of identity It’s a place and a people that stimulate my curiosity. What is it like now? I’m working on a strategy to visit and learn about Mangaia If you contacts, funding sources, brilliant ideas, or concerns about my ambitions, please let me know in the comments I’ll keep you posted what comes of it as long as you stay curious

30 thoughts on “The Most Sexually Liberated Culture In The World

  1. One theory about the generally relaxed sexual mores in Polynesia (not just Mangaia) is that the yams they ate as a staple food were a natural contraceptive, therefore causing the low birthrates that are common to all Polynesian islands and divorcing sex from procreation to an extent unrivalled until the modern era.

  2. Hell honey, you can just come to San Antonio. Save yourself all the expense of travelling to Mangina. Plus, I'll feed you some good Mexican food and barbecue and take you to Victoria's Secret. You ain't gonna get all that on some far off island.

  3. I knew a man in California who spent years on the Cook Islands as a "deflowerer" male. Then he returned to the US where a stricktly raised good girl chose him as husband…Worked for a while. Then I inherited the lady.

  4. Just one question – aren't trans transgender people simply people who suffer from an extreme case of gender dysphoria, which in itself is a form of body dysphoria, which is an entirely psychological issue and isn't intersex an umbrella term for the many diffrent people who have one of the dozens of biological conditions that literally put them in some form of physical interpass between all the various internal and external characteristics that separate men from women?
    Last time i checked these were two completely diffrent groups of people.

    P.S. Yes intersex people can develop cases of body dysphoria, although given their extremely specific biological conditions, i would consider the subjects in these instances a third group of people.

  5. Sounds like the frequency of the “intersex” identity is a result of homosexuality manifesting in a society which rigidly promotes extremely gendered sex roles. This happens in many modern cultures too, notably arab ones. exclusion/suppression of homosexual expression is not what i would call “the most sexually liberated”

  6. Should be noted that more than a few Pacific tribal societies went out of the way to deceive and send up anthropologists like Marshall about their sexual practices.

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