Sunday, February 18, 2007

Brazil To US Soldiers: Carnival Is About Sensuality Not Sex

I hope this story gets through to those who go to Rio to find exploitable women.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The mere idea that U.S. soldiers on leave from Iraq see Rio's carnival as a free-floating sex party has Brazilians outraged.

A report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper that American soldiers are looking to Rio for rest and recreation - especially sex tourism - prompted many Brazilians to say that the gringos have it all wrong.

Despite all the jiggling, sweating flesh on display Saturday, Brazilians say the annual spectacle - which is expected to draw 700,000 revelers through Tuesday - isn't all about sex. It is, they say, a celebration of the body, closer in the spirit to the Olympics than a strip bar.
It's rather sad that people who say they enjoy sex have such a problem understanding and respecting a celebration of the human body.
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