Society Most Tolerant to Bestiality

We are all supposed to condemn bestiality, though only rarely are sound medical or psychological factors advanced (See “British Journal of Sexual Medicine”, Jan./ Feb. 1974, p. 43). Some societies, however, have not been quick to condemn sexual intercourse with animals. Ford and Beach mention the Copper Eskimoes who used to live on the Arctic Coast of North America. These people apparently had no aversion to intercourse with live or dead animals. Bestiality was also common among the Hopi Indians, the Masai, etc. Among the Fez there was a magic so powerful that it allowed a man to “deflower seventy-two virgin cows” in one night. K. Rasmussen has recorded a tale of the Eskimoes: “There was once a woman who would not have a husband. Her family let dogs copulate with her. They took her out to an island, where the dogs then made her pregnant. After that she gave birth to white men. Before that there had been no white men.” The fishermen of the East African coast from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean have regular coitus with the carcasses of the female dugong, an herbivorous aquatic mammal about eight feet in length. The vagina of the female is said to resemble anatomically that of a woman. Coitus with the carcass is thought to be necessary to “lay the ghost” of the creature: otherwise it might pursue the hunter. It was for this sort of reason that the ancient Egyptians and various other peoples committed sodomy on the bodies of fallen enemies.

WSR Writer

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