Reflecting the conflicted outlook on male loves, some northern European writers ascribed pederastic tendencies to populations in southern latitudes. The first is that the Ancient World fizzled out in an orgy of bum fun, and that we need to be careful not to let this happen to us. There were also strong prejudices against men who took the passive role in oral and anal sex. Christians mocked a people who worshipped gods who kidnapped handsome boys like Ganymede, or who, like Dionysus, promised a man his body in exchange for information about how to get into the underworld. The remembrance of war, the remembrance of those who die in battle in any friction of combat, is sacred if understood in the political and cultural It often had a distinctly sexual or sexually demeaning connotation.
Although the sexual inviolability of underage male citizens is usually emphasized, this anecdote is among the evidence that even the most well-born youths might go through a phase in which they could be viewed as "sex objects".
Hints, even, of sexual jealousy: LGBT culture. Perhaps this is how Greek homosexuality started, he said, with primitive tribes like the Dorians cultural ancestors of the Spartans in the second millennium BC using buggery to transmit manly essence into the younger members of the tribe, a quasi-magical ritual.
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