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Jenks (1905)[1] described that the child is weaned before it is two years old, and then moves to the o’-lâg if a girl, or the pabafunan or fawi, if a boy. Allegedly, “[….] the olag is nightly filled with little girls whose moral training is had there”. However, “[c]hildren before puberty are said to be virtuous” (p67). Adolescent sexual intercourse used to be “unbelievably free”[2].











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

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Jenks, A. E. (1905) The Bontoc Igorot. Manila: Department of the Interior. Ethnological Survey Publications. Vol. 1 [Project Gutenberg]

[2]Mills, C. A. (1936) Physiologic Sterility of Adolescence, Human Biology 8,4:607-15, at p607