Are there forms of sexual acts that involve aggression? In discussing
homosexuality in this context I must make it clear that I am not
claiming that homosexual behavior necessarily entails aggression
only that it sometimes may. Thus, it is a form of sexual relations
that has relevance for our discussion here. Homosexuality is not
found among the Rungus to the best of our knowledge. Furthermore,
there is no term for homosexual behavior. During our field research
in 1986 and 1990 I explicitly inquired about this. Not only is there
no knowledge of homosexuality ever having occurred, but also one
of my informants, the village headman, asked what was involved.
He was incredulous when I explained.
I have only one case of bestiality. In a distant village sometime
ago a man killed a deer and had intercourse with the body. The headman
of the village took a stick to his buttocks, and he ran off.
Furthermore, verbal insults involving the implication of sexual
relations with animals do not occur.