Growing Up Sexually


ZAPOTECS (Oaxaca, Mexico)


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According to the sources of Williams (1986)[1], boys commonly become sexually active with men during early puberty if not earlier[2]. “Boys who later became berdache often began their sexual experiences before puberty” (p99-100; see also p45-54).











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] Williams, W. (1986) The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture. Boston: Beacon


[2] Chiñas, B. (1984) Isthmus Zapotec Berdaches, Newsl Anthropol Res Group Homosex 7:1-4