Paul Manning – Once Upon a Time, There Was Sex in Georgia

Georgians have long found in the remote mountainous regions of Georgia, Pshavi and Khevsureti, a fragmentary ethnographic image of a romantic and exotic “once upon a time” version of Georgia. Georgians have been particularly tantalized by images of the strange sexual practices of these mountains (called ts’ats’loba), which represent a kind of paradoxical “sex without sex,” a seeming inversion of normative Georgian sexuality, belonging at the same time to the most “Georgian” part of Georgia.

Manning, P. (2014). Once Upon a Time, There Was Sex in Georgia. Slavic Review, 73(2), 265-286.

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