Growing Up Sexually





SCCS: (2,2,2+,2+,3-,3-;3,3)

HUICHOL (Mexico)


IndexAmericasCaribbean, Middle / Central AmericaMexicoHuichol




Boys and girls play together without restriction; virginity is not valued other than in theory (Klineberg, 1934:p454-5)[1]. Huichol girls are married at age 13 to 18, boys at age 15 to 24 (Grimes and Hinton, 1969:p812)[2].








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] Klineberg, O. (1934) Notes on the Huichol, Am Anthropol 36:446-60

[2] Grimes, J. E. & Hinton, Th. B. (1969) The Huichol and Cora, in Wauchope, R. (Gen. Ed.) Handbook of Middle American Indians.Austin: University of Texas Press. Vol. 8, p792-813