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In the survey Other Times Other Customs the author explains that there is a enormous variation in human sexual practices in both the activites that were allowed and the concepts used to make sense of the them During the course of the survey the author touches base on four major components of how homosexual behavior in certain societies may have been institutionalized The four components are Age-structured homosexuality Cross-gender homosexuailty Role specialized homosexuality and Egalitarian homosexuality All four are related in regards to homosexual behavior but are different in regards to the groups of people and the reasons behind the behavior The first component the author talks about is Age-structured homosexuality An example of this is offered in the culture of various parts of Melanesia Young boys were taken from their homes and placed in houses a short distance from their villages At these houses they were denied all contact with females and they prepared for manhood by the transmission of semen with older men The young boys had to be the receiver of the transmission When these boys got older their roles are reversed and they become the givers of the transmission Could this behavior be damaging to their characters and make them feel insecure I want to beleive that these behaviors only made them stronger but I also want to beleive that they had a choice not to engage in the behavior if they did not want to These acts were done in an attempt to make sure these boys developed proper male values such as courage proficiency in hunting and the ability to dominate women26 Should these boys really be taught how to dominate women I do not think that boys should be taught that This survey states nothing about these behaviors only being practiced in the past I thought by now women all over the globe have realized that they do not need to
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