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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2008, 12:46:23 PM »

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...our tabooless western culture ...


Well... we're not entirely taboo free, we just don't have that particular taboo.  I mean, if a newspaper here in the US dared to print a topless woman, more than a few heads would roll (figuratively speaking, of course).  In England, however, Page 3 girls are a longstanding tradition of The Sun.  Sure, it's a tabloid, but it's still a newspaper.
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2008, 06:24:58 PM »

some taboos in western culture I can think of(I'm not approving these things, just saying in some cultures they're accepted but not in the "mainstream" western cultures):

Polygamy
Cannibalism
Pedastry
Homosexuality(this one has become way less)
Drug use(ditto)
Pornography(in japan its very common so see someone in a public place reading a porno, try doing that here)
Swastika(even the old school buddhist Manji, needs to be censored in the west, especially in germany)
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 08:28:04 AM »

I'm not sure "cannibalism" can be considered a taboo. That kind of has more to do with NO ONE LIKES BEING EATEN.

Except that one guy who shared his penis with another cannibal.
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008, 02:48:55 PM »

exactly Hidoshi,

Not a taboo for the people involved in those things, but pretty mucha  tabboo everywhere else in this day and age.
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008, 03:11:18 PM »

Well, I think a taboo is something that could become permissible and falls into the realm of general moral relatively. Like sodomy. It's hard to establish why exactly sodomy may or may not be bad, so we just kind of go on what our society agrees with. Cannibalism however, like catching the plague or stabbing yourself in the eye, is less of a taboo and more of a REALLY BAD IDEA.
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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2008, 01:14:23 PM »

Talking about being eaten voluntarily reminded me of a report I saw a while back on people like that (they call themselves "vores").  Very disturbing to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorarephilia
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