"Let?s Hold Hands?" India Local Custom Tip by Waxbag

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It is very common in India to see people of the same sex holding hands as they walk down the street. It has nothing to do with age. I have seen young school boys, old turbaned men with thick glasses, teenage girls, middle aged women each holding hands. But you never see couples holding hands here. There seems to be an acute hetero-phobia here in India. Sex is so taboo that married couples rarely even walk the streets side by side.

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  • Written Nov 17, 2005
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