Pregnancy magic: a study of food taboos and sex avoidances

Cross-Cultural Approaches: Readings in Comparative Research HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: 111-125
By Ayres, Barbara


"[There is] no relationship between punishment for sexual behavior and length of sex taboo in societies with monogamy and limited polygyny, but it does show a rather strong positive relationship between the two variables in societies with general polygyny" (121)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
comparison of dataSupportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Duration Of Sex Taboo During PregnancyDependentPregnancy
Form Of MarriageIndependentPolygamy
Severity Of Sexual SocializationIndependentSex Training