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Thursday September 04, 2003
06:12 PM

bringing a knife to a gun fight

[ #14498 ]
And now for a word about completely different UNIX:

«Born as boys, they have strong female feelings - some become cross-dressers, others opt for often crude surgery.
...
"I am quite comfortable doing sex work. I am not looking for another profession," says Famila as she oversees arrangements for the big do, called the habba.»

--BBC: India's enunchs demand rights

It seems to me that these hijra may be lacking certain, er, qualifications for sex work. Perhaps I'm not using my imagination enough. It is with confidence that I turn this item over for general discussion, knowing that my Gentle Readers will elucidate and titillate at the same time (perhaps with only one hand typing to boot).

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  • I dimly remember from the SEX ARCHIVES OF YORE that while eunuchs don't get off, they can have all-day erections. This made them an E-ticket ride with harem girlies.
    • they can have all-day erections

      YOWIE! Talk about putting your best foot flowered! [homestarrunner.com]

      The sex lubricant business must be booming [perl.org] in India.

    • The eunuchs in Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt had all their naughty bits cut off, in a process that was described in excruciating detail. Maybe they did things differently in imperial China, but those eunuchs weren't going to be keeping the girlies too happy...