Growing Up Sexually



UTE (Colorado) (North-American Natives)


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See also: North-America Non-Natives




Opler (1963:p146-7)[1][123]: “Before puberty […] sex play and sex interest were sternly discouraged”. This is predominantly avoidance of sibling incest; however: “Immature boys and girls were openly warned against sexual intimacy even with non-relatives on the grounds that illness resulted from premature sexual relations. […] Between relatives of the same sex, however, a great deal of good-natured salicious banter occurred, usually directed toward younger relatives in conformity to the one-way respect attitudes of the Ute”.














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][123] Opler, M. K. (1963) The Southern Ute of Colorado, in Linton, R. (Ed.) Acculturation in Seven American Indian Tribes. Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smit, p119-203