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  •  The stories I've written (3+ / 0-)
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    glorificus, Aunt Pat, NancyWH

    (while nowhere near the level of LeGuin or Heinlein) has an alien race that is rather egalitarian about gender roles.  Children are not even named until their fifth birthday, a custom that gives them a greater sense of community - part of a whole.  Sex as recreation is an important exercise, even extending to incest (provided that there are no children as a product of an incestuous pairing; they can fix any faults, but it's easier not to try manipulating a fetus' genetics).  

    Members of its military (both genders; males are equally responsible) are implanted with time-release contraceptives, renewable annually.  

    Interestingly, virginity is looked down upon, and betrothal customs go in and out of fashion pretty much like clothing styles.

    •  LeGuin (0+ / 0-)

      made some room for consensual incest in LHOD, with rules, so you are not far fetched at all!

      "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

      by NancyWH on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:49:08 AM PST

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