This myth was viewed as highly homoerotic by the Greeks, which is apparent from contemporary Greek art showing Zephyr and Hyacinth in the act of intercrural
sex (see Figure 1).
However, it can be associated with several disorders such as trisomy 18 (Edward's syndrome), (7) Hay-Wells syndrome (a variant of the ectodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip palate syndrome), (8) popliteal pterygium syndrome (characterised by intercrural
webbing of the lower limbs), (9) CHANDS (curly hair-ankyloblepharon-nail dysplasia)(10) and cleft lip and palate.
It is the confounding evidence of intercrural
or anal sex (5) with this seemingly most female of statues that engenders the debate on what is the correct focus for male erotic attention: the avenues ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) to erotic satisfaction offered by the bodies of boys or of women.
Una de las respuestas que dio a la policia cuando le preguntaron sobre la naturaleza de los <<asuntos>> que lo relacionaban con el sospechoso, fue: <<Tenemos asuntos de frotacion intercrural
(5) y masturbacion mutua>>.
In this study, we provide a comparison of the epithelial histology of fishing bats (Genus species) in different body locations (dorsum, abdomen, lip, intercrural
membrane, wing, footpad and head).
Dover and other students of the subject, intercrural
sex was a way for
As careful readers of Greek literature have always known, many Greek homosexual relations were asexual, or centered on intercrural
, not anal or oral, sex Whatever these relations were, sexual conduct was one thing, erotic life was another, and the way that power affected either one of them was yet another.
As we explain more fully below, an act that fulfills the behavioral conditions of procreation, whether or not the nonbehavioral conditions happen to obtain, and irrespective of whether one or both partners believe that they obtain, differs from anal "intercourse" (or oral, aural, intercrural
intercourse, or mutual masturbation) not only because the latter can never result in reproduction, but on the more central ground that in the latter the parties engaging in the act do not become organically one (and so cannot consummate or actualize a procreative union, that is, a marriage).
That the thighs were a focus of homoerotic desire is also evident, naturally, in the practice of intercrural
intercourse between erastes and eromenos.