Fearful Symmetries

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02 May, 2007

Fred & Wilma & Barney & Betty

Apparently our forebears back in the day were a kinky bunch. Or so says Timothy Taylor.

He may have come down from the trees, but prehistoric man did not stop swinging. New research into Stone Age humans has argued that, far from having intercourse simply to reproduce, they had sex for fun.

Practices ranging from bondage to group sex, transvestism and the use of sex toys were widespread in primitive societies as a way of building up cultural ties.


The article doesn't elaborate upon exactly how archaeologists have figured out that our distant ancestors engaged in bondage, unfortunately. There's a bit of the archaeological record I'd like to see.

How long can it be before Twisty takes Taylor to task for oppressing women by suggesting that bondage isn't merely a manifestation of the inherent violence of patriarchy?

|| Palmer, 1:09 PM

2 Comments:

I love this story, but sadly it made me realize how screwy our culture is that this is a big 'discovery' as many cultures use and have used sex as a way for the larger group to feel closer. I guess the really good part is opening everyone's* eyes to sex as a recreative enterprise.

That picture of the Flinstones and Rubbles is scaring me.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:55 PM  
It is a rather frightening picture, isn't it?
Blogger Palmer, at 8:09 PM  

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