South America




AMAHUACA(Peru, Brazil)


IndexAmericasSouth AmericaPeruAmahuaca

Also featured: Sharanahua, Machiguenga, Shipibo, Cashinahua; ®Aymara)


“The Amhuaca marry at age 8 to 11, usually with men in their twenties; however, “[…] most children seem to have their first sexual experiences with siblings, and such experimentation is not considered a violation of taboos” (Huxley and Capa, 1965:p72)[1].








Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Huxley, M. & Capa, C. (1965) Farewell to Eden. London: Chatto & Windus