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International Sexuality

Sexuality is something that is a part of every human being’s fiber. Every culture and every sub culture has variations of sexuality that caters to their societal needs. The United States of America have sexuality views that are known and exploited all over the world. However, one thing I’ve learned is that just like there is a plethora of countries, there are a plethora of sexuality practices. In researching this topic of international sexuality, I randomly picked 5 countries. Check out their sexuality views below.

Singapore: In this country promiscuity is very much discouraged. It is not positively portrayed like it is in the Western culture. Many of the romantic stories that are told and broadcasted will not include sex. This culture discourages young people to have sex while they are a student because it is felt that it will interfere with their education. Singapore is a country that is definitely influenced by the western culture. The sprouting of asexuals in this culture is seen as different and abnormal by the normal sexual people in the country.

New Guinea: To become a man in this country, the young males are removed from the presence of all females at the age of seven, living with other males for ten years. During the ten years, their skin is pierced to remove any contamination that they believe is brought on by women. For the same reason, they also regularly incur nose-bleeding and vomiting caused by consuming large amounts of sugarcane. To bring this sexuality practice full circle, they are required to ingest the semen of their elders, which is thought to sustain growth and strength. When they are finally introduced back into the tribe, they continue to engage in nose-bleeding at the same time as their wives' menstrual cycles.

Niger: In Niger in West Africa, men are known to steal each other's wives. The first marriage is arranged by their parents in infancy and must be between cousins of the same lineage. However, at the yearly Gerewol Festival, the adult men wear elaborate makeup and costumes and dance to impress the women and hopefully steal a new wife. If the new couple is able to steal away undetected, then they acquire a high social status. These marriages are referred to as love marriages.

Iran: Muslim couples are not allowed to have sex in any position other than missionary. It is considered gross and degrading for a man to ask any other position from his wife. In Iran, a young couple who would like to have sex before they're ready to marry can request what is referred to as a temporary marriage. They are allowed to pay for a short ceremony and they will receive a contract that will specify how long they will be married. Once this is completed they can have all the sex they want to without breaking any of their Islamic laws.

Italy: In Italy, like so many other European countries, this was perhaps mostly due to the powerful influence of the Catholic Church on Italian society. Sex was not a topic discussed by people in public, nor did it have a presence in the media. Sex was viewed as the method of procreation alone. Sex has seen amazing changes in Italian society, which no longer views it as a restricted subject but an important constituent of daily life. In fact, Italians today have a reputation for a rather active sexual life and like to boast about the fact. One famous international event that promoted this view was the time that Madonna wore a t-shirt which stated "Italians do it better" during her Re-Invention tour. Surveys suggest that many Italians currently have quite a liberated and satisfactory sex life. Interestingly, despite the earlier age for the first experience, surveys show that the Italians who consider their sex lives perfect or satisfactory are individuals between 35-44.

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