SHOSHONE (North-American Natives)
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Shimkin (1947:p303): “Masturbation was common among both sexes (it occurs repeatedly in mythology), but was regarded with indifference, being neither repressed nor encouraged”. Of girls, it was said that they did not “run around before marriage”. Girls are instructed in the menstrual hut, while the core of male adolescence consisted of “a constant battle between social, homosexual society and private heterosexual intimacy” (p305).
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 Shimkin, D.B. (1947) Childhood
and Development among the Wind River Shoshone.