Oww indeed. What a cool cat!
Edited at 2008-07-03 04:41 am (UTC)
Why wouldn't they be able to get their wives pregnant? Or is this piercing going higher up than I'm imagining? Perhaps, I'm putting too much thought into this entirely... :)
I was wondering about that too. Maybe their piercing's a little deeper then what we're used to these days.
So glad I missed the whole Mayan thing.
LOL, right?! I whimpered and I don't even have boy parts.
But, hey, at least they actually did those painful things to themselves, rather than to some specially-chosen peasant. (Of course, they also did brutal sacrifices of prisoners of war and the like, so they weren't all good ...)
Yeah, there really are. :)
Talk about self-depreciating leaders..., damn! I'd probably be having a religious experience if I had that happen to me.
It could be a cat eating with chopsticks...or it could be a cat tolerating having utensils strapped to his paw because it's the only way he ever gets fed. I'd feel bad for him if he wasn't getting awesome food.
Yeah. That's a very good point too. Lucky kitty's getting some delicious grub though.
2008-07-03 12:52 pm (UTC)
WARNING, explicit body parts mentioned in post
Okay, piercing the foreskin would not cause permanent damage to render a man incapable of getting his wife pregnant. Also a "Prince Albert" (piercing through the tip of the penis up the urethra and out through the lower of the penis head certainly doesn't render a man incapable either- many men get this done and some women I know swear that if he loves you he'll get a Prince Albert and they will never sleep with a man unpierced again. Apparently, the little ball on the piercing tickles.. um.. in a good way.. the cli.. oh, G rating..
Either way, both shouldn't affect function.
Edited at 2008-07-03 12:54 pm (UTC)
I was wondering about that too. Do you think it could be the angle, if they went through the foreskin and up?
that's just plain right cruel and disgusting! i don't know how they did that back in the day.. and especially ceremonial slaying. ick.
Ah the spoils of war. Those the didn't serve as slaves had to be sacrificed to the Gods.
Today. We just send them to Gitmo and water board them.
Think of infections back in the day, that would definately render one unable to have children.
MUCH better to be younger brother in that society.
We finally found that cat whose diary has been sent around the web for years!
Ooh, yeah, infections definitely could be part of it. Ugh.
Ice cream and noodles aren't healthy for cats. But it’s cool that the cat can eat with utensils.
People do crazy things to themselves. Don't sting rays have poison in there spines? The problem with pregnancy might be due to scar tissue, poison or infection. Just piercing the foreskin wouldn't cause a problem. Or it could be that the wives were just claiming there was a problem so they could have fun with their husband’s brothers.
*nod* I was wondering about the noodle part too for hte kitty.
And woohoo for ancient adultery! ;)
ugh how could you have a cat eat at the table with you? even gourmet cat food must smell like sh!t!