Jump to navigation. In ancient India, homosexual activity itself was ignored or stigmatised as inferior but never actively persecuted. Classical Hinduism is significantly silent on the subject of homoeroticism. In contrast to the modern notion of homosexuality, which is defined by a preference for a partner of the same sex , queerness in ancient India was determined by atypical sexual or gender behaviour. Some of our contemporary attitudes towards homosexuality go back in time to ancient India, where it was the homosexual but not homosexual activity who evoked society's scorn. As in ancient Greece and several other cultures, including parts of Latin America and Mid-East even today, the active partner in a homoerotic encounter was not stigmatised as a 'queer', as was the passive partner.
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Flicking through anthropological texts yields a pathetic number of references to heterosexual anal sex. Is this because researchers assume that it's only for homosexual guys? Those researchers are missing a trick. Our resident sex anthropologist Florence Walker investigates. The Ancient Greeks weren't the only peoples to have had a mania for portraying sex acts in clay.