and Eve, Paradise and the Serpent, are concepts so much a
part of our culture that we consider them universal archetypes;
the same can be stated as regards the notion of Sin.
But the Orient has no idea similar to ours
concerning the Original Sin: they cannot conceive of someone
committing such an outrageous offence that it condemns mankind
to everlasting suffering. That is why sex is not taboo for
Orientals, the same as their concepts of pleasure and pain,
while pedophilia and homosexuality are relative notions.
Hindus have systematized sexual activity
in the famous treatises Kama Sutra and Ananga Ranga, and women
use masturbators quite freely: they tie them to the foot and
with dexterous movements make them enter and come out the
To cure vaginal diseases, herpes or fungi, they use quartz
penises wich they offer to the sunlight in order to awaken
the energetic potential of the stone before putting them in
their private parts.
By the other side, Japanese sexual sybarites are very decorous
when they go to the doctor. Women point out in small ivory
dolls the location of pain or malaise, to avoid shameful nakedness.