Saturday, September 30, 2006

Sex With Camels

The Sand Monkey has an interesting bit on an outbreak of camel syphlis in Saudi Arabia.

Yesterday a friend of mine told me a really funny/disturbing story. Apparently she had this friend who works for a UN sponserd orgnaization in Saudi, and who was working on getting the Saudis to grant approval for government-sponserd dirstribution to sexual contraceptives in order to combat STD's in Saudi. The Saudis rejected on the grounds that Saudis don't need STD protection, because if anyone engages in STD causing sexual intercourse, it is the foreigners who live there.

So her friend, in order to prove otherwise, did a study on camels to see how many of them have syphlis (I am not joking). The study results showed that 20% of saudi camels do have syphlis, which can only be transmitted from man-on-camel sex.
I think we are seeing here another unfortunate effect of Tribalism. Of course the Saudis look at it differently. Camels solve the promiscuous women problem.

Which reminds me of the Somali guy recently forced to marry a goat for doing the unspeakable with the goat.

3 comments:

Common Sense said...

This post fits well with NPR's report on Iraqi farmers who are being executed for failing to diaper their goats. Apparently the seductive goats have snared one too many lovesick Iraqi men, and the farmers are being forced to cover them up. I'm not kidding...
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5622900

linearthinker said...

"The study results showed that 20% of saudi camels do have syphlis, which can only be transmitted from man-on-camel sex."

Ummmmm.

Not to put too fine a point on this, but don't camels have sex? Maybe a couple of rogue camel jockies infected some of their better looking "mounts", and the resulting epidemic was propagated by horny camels? A bunch of jokes come to mind, but I'll spare y'all.

sn1254jk said...

no wonder they ( saidi`s) all look like camels