Having never been a boy, I had no idea about all the weird shit boys do to get off. That is, until I met my husband and he told me a hilarious story about why he loved climbing the pole at school. That May Be a Good Thing. But one day when I climbed something weird happened. It felt really good.
Homosexuality in ancient Greece
No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons - Prisoners' Voices
Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. It was still wintery in April, and his state-issued jacket was poor protection against the drafts coming through the broken windows, shattered by men who had passed through before. The rituals of intake were familiar. But he also noticed that he was one of the youngest prisoners on the block. The other prisoners noticed too.
Comment: The Pashtun practice of having sex with young boys
However, it is only relatively recently that developmental scientists have conducted controlled studies with one clear aim in mind, which is to go beyond mere stereotypes and accurately identity the most reliable signs of later homosexuality. In looking carefully at the childhoods of now-gay adults, researchers are finding an intriguing set of early behavioral indicators that homosexuals seem to have in common. And, curiously enough, the age-old homophobic fears of parents seem to have some genuine predictive currency. But it is, at least, probably fairly accurate.
Pederasty in ancient Greece was a socially acknowledged romantic relationship between an adult male the erastes and a younger male the eromenos usually in his teens. Some scholars locate its origin in initiation ritual , particularly rites of passage on Crete , where it was associated with entrance into military life and the religion of Zeus. Scholars have debated the role or extent of pederasty, which is likely to have varied according to local custom and individual inclination.