The Wendat Huron are an Aboriginal people whose descendants live in four communities across North America — in Quebec, Michigan, Kansas and Oklahoma — and separately across the continent. Their ancestors of the 17 th century became well-known in Europe because of the writings of Jesuit missionaries who lived with them. Obviously, a Catholic order of men sworn to celibacy might not seem the best source for talking about the sex life of an entire people, but the Jesuit drive for encyclopedic knowledge about their mission charges has made them a good source on this topic, nonetheless. The Wendat formed a loose confederacy of four smaller nations or tribes: the Bear, Cord, Rock and Deer. They were a horticultural people, growing corn, beans and squash, which probably made up over two-thirds of their diet, the rest comprising fish, fruit and meat, fundamentally in that order. Most of the work of their horticulture — the planting, weeding, harvesting and grinding — was done by women. The most important social unit was the clan, a unit determined matrilineally. You belonged to the clan of your mother, not your father.
State of play
Sex education remains a taboo subject in Indian schools. As a result, several misconceptions about sex abound in the country that once gave Kama Sutra to the world. Most of them receive forthright, and hilarious, responses. What first aid will we require after having sex for the first time? How safe is that?
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There is also a high degree of agreement on the issue between the two dominant sexes. With sex on their minds, young urban Indians are increasingly open to experimenting with more creative forms of sexual pleasure. This trend can also be explained by the uptick of dating app-use in Indian cities, according to Das. This market in India has exploded in recent years and is now crowded with international players such as Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, and OkCupid, and local platforms such as TrulyMadly. Dating apps exist as a part of a much broader internet ecosystem on conveniently mobile mobile phones that keep young Indians better informed about sexual intricacies. Specific sexual terms and how to use them, different sexual positions, and new sexual orientations are just a Google-search away.
By Dean Nelson , New Delhi. The magazine surveyed more than 50, respondents from more than 30 countries to compare sexual attitudes and practices and found that Indian men and women have sex less frequently and with fewer partners throughout their lives. According to the survey, Indian men have sex less than once a week on average, and have only three sexual partners in their lifetime. Indian women have only two sexual partners — seven fewer than British, American and Australian women who jointly topped the table with nine. Men's Health India 's managing editor Bobby Varkey said many Indians do not have enough privacy to have sex as often as they might want to because the live in noisy "joint family" homes with their parents and adult siblings. The taboo against sex outside marriage may also explain the finding. He said sexual frustration among men could be a factor in the recent rise in sexual assaults on women, but he believes frustration is less common now than in recent years. The survey was based on questionnaire replies from correspondents around the world between April and August this year.