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Flicking through anthropological texts yields a pathetic number of references to heterosexual anal sex. Is this because researchers assume that it's only for homosexual guys? Those researchers are missing a trick. Our resident sex anthropologist Florence Walker investigates. The Ancient Greeks weren't the only peoples to have had a mania for portraying sex acts in clay. Archaeologists have unearthed 10, pots. The vessels baffled scholars who tried to tackle their subject matter.
John Desmond, a defence barrister for 23 years, initially told a County Court judge his submission was in fairness to the alleged victim, a Greek woman. He told Judge Roy Punshon there was a misunderstanding in the community that "Greeks like anal sex" and that the woman might be seen as compliant and "in fact wanting it". Asked by Judge Punshon what the issue was with his client, Mr Desmond replied: " I don't want a Greek juror empathising with a Greek complainant the woman , your honour. Judge Punshon responded: "I'm not going to have a jury selected on the basis of race, nationality.
I was in high school when Sex and the City premiered, and like many women of my generation and the generations that followed, that show taught me a lot about sex. I knew that gay men engaged in it, but I held on to some pretty old-school notions when it came to why straight women would do it. Whoever heard of Mrs.