Other Cross Sex Relationships

Every individual is located at the center of a huge network of kin, with patterned behaviors ranged on a continuum from total avoidance to mandatory joking and horseplay. Thus there are many cross-sex relationships, such as between spouses, between grandparent and grandchild, and between most mother's brothers and sister's daughters, entailing warmth, humor, and a relaxed interaction, and many others typified by restrained behavior that excludes sexual innuendo, touching, or even sitting in the same area, the most extreme form of which applies to mothers-in-law and sons-in-law who practice complete avoidance. Restraint is also displayed among certain adult male relatives, such as fathers and sons, and older and younger brothers, and between cross-cousins of opposite gender who are classed as siblings. However, brother-sister avoidance is not marked, and within some categories there is flexibility according to a range of factors, particularly friendships and emotional closeness. Women enjoy a greater number of unrestrained relationships with one another than do men, and can talk and interact freely with most other female kin, whereas a man's behavior towards parents, siblings, and adult children is more restrained.

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