De Vos and Wagatsuma (1966:p229/1973:p398-9) offer a psychodynamic account of Japanese childhood sexuality in Barukumin community. The authors argue that in comparison to total Japanese society, the Burakumin child is more exposed to adult coitus and sex talk, has less of a “latency period”, and knows more about sexual matters. There is more premarital freedom, and innocence before marriage is not expected.
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Last revised: Sept 2004
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