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#61 Oct 22nd, 2009, 21:17
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a rash? how about just plain ol' crabs?
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Sama - but not necessarily always the case!
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post The tendency of some men to scratch or readjust or otherwise fondle or whatever they're doing precisely to one's crotch is an oft-observed and discussed phenomenon in relation to a number of roughly "near-Eastern" cultures. I don't think that, per se, it has to mean much of anything, except that's what they're doing.
Although I have seen it in Indian men (and certainly not just North Indian ones), have not been exempt while visiting Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong.
If you have the misfortune to be around American teenagers, you will see this here as well Also American baseball players right there in front of TV cameras, god and everybody.
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post a rash? how about just plain ol' crabs?
Or "jock itch"

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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post Heh... I want to visit Egypt too. Sounds like I'd better take the larger of my baseball bats!

Just remember that an Indian man would not DARE to put his arms around an Indian woman! Even touching an unknown woman on the arm is not permitted, so if a man starts touching you, even seemingly innocently when you're talking, make it clear that it's not welcome.

I have read on here that if anyone did act inappropriately, it's best to act totally outraged and very vocal about it, and that everyone else around you would help out, which sounds like good advice to me.

Though, if a complete stranger dared put their arms around me, it's more likely that they'd be the one needing help. Men rarely consider how *cough* vulnerable they are in that position... Remembering that should give you enough of an air of confidence for men to decide that maybe someone else would make a better target...
Second that, a glaring look worked for me. This was in a very remote place near Osmanabad, in a crowded shared jeep. An old man touched my neck. I glared at him, didn't say a word, then in a very deliberate movement turned my head and looked away. Then all the other passengers glared at him and presumably told him off in Marathi. That was the end of it.
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Aishah, yes, he is refering to such a thing, but that's no fun to respond to.

So... nobody goes for my new social acceptability of scratching balls ethic then?



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Originally Posted by namaste_cat View Post Also American baseball players right there in front of TV cameras, god and everybody.
They're only adjusting their jockstraps. The elastics straps that support the cup/cupholder can bind &/or creep up your butt .... and consequently need periodic 'adjusting'. Try strapping one on for a few hours(without touching anything ) ...... & you'll see what I mean.
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post They're only adjusting their jockstraps. The elastics straps that support the cup/cupholder can bind &/or creep up your butt .... and consequently need periodic 'adjusting'. Try strapping one on for a few hours(without touching anything ) ...... & you'll see what I mean.
No thanks, I'll pass! Was not talking about adjusting, seen out and out unabashed scratching!
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Originally Posted by namaste_cat View Post No thanks, I'll pass! Was not talking about adjusting, seen out and out unabashed scratching!

Sometimes the pubic &/or leg hairs get caught around the strap .... freeing them from tension ain't easy & might well seem like unabashed scratching to the uninitiated. Of course there's always the chance that your local team may have a persistant case of ringworm running rampant thoughout the locker room. In either case it wouldn't be exclusively the 'American' players who you caught in the act.
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Peak's trying to attribute other reasons; I'm saying, take it as a compliment....

Do you think it is possible that hotel sinks could get into this thread?

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Is it polite to scratch your unmentionables in hotel sinks?

(Umm, wrt an earlier post, women adjust things too in public, although I never believe even for a moment that they are doing it for me)
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post (Umm, wrt an earlier post, women adjust things too in public, although I never believe even for a moment that they are doing it for me)
What about those women who perform the unabashed scratching.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post (Umm, wrt an earlier post, women adjust things too in public, although I never believe even for a moment that they are doing it for me)
Having spent many years of a rather screwed-up life believing that no woman ever found me attractive, I now believe that they all do.

It's equally ridiculous --- but much more fun!
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post What about those women who perform the unabashed scratching.
Dunno, but I can always hope that it is the seven year itch

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It's equally ridiculous --- but much more fun!
For me too, but I was always delusional.
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Err..don't see Indian women grabbing men or making suggestive comments, or acting in a lascivious manner toward foreign or other men out on the streets of India that way some here claim only/mostly Indian men do. And wild guess -- players on national U.S. baseball teams on T.V. would probably be American!
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