Boys and boys

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A while ago I had friends from Sweden over and after a while this statement came: A lot of homosexual in China huh? They’re everywhere! \
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In Sweden we have a natural distance. A quite big one. A distance that make a Swedish boy think that lesbians are more natural and easier to understand. Girls are close since birth. Boys fight each other for fun rather then touch. A girl can hold hand, hug, and even kiss another girl without being thought about. A boy doing the same thing is naturally looked upon as a homosexual. \
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In China the Swedish girl-to-girl behavior is the same for boys. They walk hand in hand, they go arm in arm, very close and they sit in each others lap. No kisses but a very close relation far from the Swedish version. I still find holding hand a bit too much but I do touch a lot more and it all feels friendly and natural. \
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What is a little bit odd in all this is the relation between girls and boys. Witch is a lot more sensitive here. A boy doesn’t hug a girl just like that. In Sweden it\’d5s the opposite. A boy can without a problem hug his girl “friend” if they haven’t meet in a while without any strange feelings or connections being thought of. \
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If you’re together, hugging and kissing is for the private arena. Nothing you make a show of in public. That’s maybe also why my friends find it odd that they see more boys and boys and no boys and girls. This is slowly changing too. Adapting to the western way or maybe just leaving old rules and regulations from older generations. \
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Anyways.. Back to work..\

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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