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Old 02-13-2019, 03:08 PM
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Bonobos are not genetically closer to humans than chimpanzees, they are the same in that respect. Too bad human social behavior is more in tune with chimpanzees (male dominated) than with bonobos. It makes sense, since species where males are capable of dominating women is where sexual aggression of the females is most common.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012...uman-relatives
I'm not so sure about that they use sex instead of violence like Chimpanzees to keep order and reduce tension but that includes the adults engaging in sex with the juveniles and the very young one's.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Well, I did not claim that bonobos were closer to us genetically. I said that chimps were not closer to us. There is no contradiction.

And I do not agree that our behavior is closer to that of chimps. The problem is that behavior is flexible and rather diverse among humans, there is no "us" humans. The San/Bushmen - the oldest ethnic group of humans still alive - have an egalitarian society where women are very important and powerful, no rape there at all. So that might actually have been the original type of human society.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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It strikes me as being one of the most hedonistic, fun-obsessed societies on earth. But is that just an image/stereotype? Where does this reputation come from?
Maybe this stereotype holds true for Rio or Salvador, but i don't think it applies to Sao Paulo, the engine that drives Brazil's economy.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I don't like prostitutes, either. Everyone has the right to not like something they consider morally flawed.
The problem is that many men will never be able to get in bed with a hot girl unless they shell out some cash.

It's a little sad either way, I guess.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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The problem is that many men will never be able to get in bed with a hot girl unless they shell out some cash.

It's a little sad either way, I guess.
They should get a hot water bottle instead

I guess I am just not enough of a bonobo, sex outside a steady relationship is unthinkable to me.
Interestingly prostitution is a featured topic in many Brazilian telenovelas. But they portray it in a strikingly light way, no trace of the "sadness" you rightly mention.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Get off your high horse. There is just as much prostitution amywhere else. The fact your country sweeps it under the rug more doesn't make you better.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:30 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Get off your high horse. There is just as much prostitution amywhere else. The fact your country sweeps it under the rug more doesn't make you better.
There is not the same amount of prostitution everywhere. It is certainly more present in some countries and cultures than in others.

There is no "my country". Here in Portugal there are a lot of Brazilian and Eastern European prostitutes. I remember being asked by a Portuguese guy whether there is something like that in Germany as well. He meant the women waiting at certain points of the highway where our car was going. I didn't know what he meant at first. So he explained what those women were doing and that they were mostly Brazilian. That was like 5 years ago, the last time I sat in a car
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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"sex workers" is such an absurd term, what's next, "death workers" for hitmen?
The comparison is absurd. It's an umbrella term for those who work in the sex industry. For instance, if a woman works as a phone sex operator, or she models nude on webcam from the privacy of her own home, it wouldn't be accurate to call her a prostitute. It would be accurate to call her a sex worker. You can still call a prostitute a prostitute, and many if not most sex workers probably are that, but umbrella terms can be useful. You haven't offered up anything substantive to the discussion other than a rather childish surface level disgust about a complex issue that we should deal with like mature adults.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Macao
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It strikes me as being one of the most hedonistic, fun-obsessed societies on earth. But is that just an image/stereotype? Where does this reputation come from?
Carnival meets Tourist brochures...

Most Brazilians hate that stereotype. That being said, there is something very special about Brazil and Brazilians.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Macao
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The problem is that many men will never be able to get in bed with a hot girl unless they shell out some cash.

It's a little sad either way, I guess.
somewhat true, and somewhat not true. It's true that prostitution exists in Brazil, and that it emerges in the crosshairs where tourists visit.

That being said, it is not that hard to get laid in Brazil (without paying for it). The bigger challenge is maintaining that relationship. I was in Brazil for six months, and the concept of 'staying faithful' is hard for Brazilians, particularly when they are already naturally sexy, flirtatious, and social already.

I also can't count the amount of times I'd meet a Brazilian who was open for anything, but already had a boyfriend already. Or the other of being absolutely fine with adding you on the list of other boyfriends they have already. That's not true of all Brazilians, but it is certainly true in the areas where foreigners try to socialize and meet Brazilians - being in an already social atmosphere already to meet them.

There are also some very religious conservative prudish types of Brazilians as well...and Evangelical Christianity is quite popular and continues to flourish in Brazil as well.
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