In both males and females, intercrural
distance was 7 percent greater at 30.48 cm compared with orthographic projection when nasal breadth was kept constant.
The ventral part considered the cerebral peduncles (crus) with intercrural
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.
(7) Thornton argues that while some scholars believe pederastic couples engaged in anal sex, more likely they participated in "intercrural
" sex, in which the adult male rubbed his penis between the thighs of the young man.
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
(Dover concluded that most male-male sex in ancient Greece was "intercrural
"; although a majority of the erotic vase paintings from the period do indeed depict between-the-thighs intercourse, other evidence suggests that this was a matter of euphemism, not a reflection of actual practice.)
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.