Cultural Universals and Differences in Male Homosexuality: The Case of a Brazilian Fishing Village

  title={Cultural Universals and Differences in Male Homosexuality: The Case of a Brazilian Fishing Village},
  author={Fernando Luiz Cardoso},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • F. Cardoso
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
This study investigated whether homosexually identified males in a small Brazilian fishing community are similar to homosexually identified males described in the international literature. In addition, it attempted to distinguish heterosexuals who have sex with homosexuals from other heterosexuals. A total of 41 men were classified into three sexual categories: paneleiros (“pan cabinets”), who have sex only with men, and invariably so in a bottom position; persistent heterosexuals, who have sex… 

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