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If our ancestors had sex in Noah's Ark?Didn't they think it was gross?

JustGeorge

Not As Much Fun As I Look
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i think they were too tensed to think about sex. arranging food and water for themselves and all the critters on the ark must have been their first concern. and then, looking at the weather and waves, seeking to see land must have been their second concern.also must have been quite cramped in the ark for noah and his family, i do not think they got suits.
Depends on the personalities...

I can tell you my husband would still manage to prioritize it.
 

Twilight Hue

Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.
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No deodorant. No soap. Personal hygiene was probably pretty bad, plus all the animal poop. So yeah, I think everything on the ark would have been pretty gross.
That will keep one celibate unless Noah was one of those creepy disgusting "sniffer" types.

Not to mention the inbred issue.
 

JustGeorge

Not As Much Fun As I Look
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i sympathize with you, though i was not much better.
It doesn't bother me most of the time, unless there's major problems I have to contend with.

"Damn it, Noah, I just medicated the lions on my own, trimmed the giraffe's manes, and calmed an angry elephant! If you wanted me to have energy, you should have helped!"
 

Sargonski

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If our ancestors had sex in Noah's Ark?Didn't they think it was gross?:)
It really depends on which creature. If it was a crocodile, being gross is the last of your worries.

Hmmm .. back in Noah's day .. shagging your sister or your daughter was A - OK !!

So .. I think we need to consider an cultural relativism over ethno-centrism the latter being assessment of a situation by what your idea of Gross might be .. rather than the standards of the day .. how they viewed things .. and so NO .. Noah Shagging Daughter around the fire was not Gross .. any more than Adam shagging his daughters .. when incest was best.
 

Dan From Smithville

Monsters! Monsters from the id! Forbidden Planet
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If our ancestors had sex in Noah's Ark?Didn't they think it was gross?:)
In extraordinary events, no matter how much we may want to continue life as normal, conditions in such circumstances tend to demand that attention is focused on the events at hand and extracurricular activities put on hold.

Given that I do not consider the story to be an actual, historical event, the question isn't really an issue to me.
 

Brickjectivity

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In extraordinary events, no matter how much we may want to continue life as normal, conditions in such circumstances tend to demand that attention is focused on the events at hand and extracurricular activities put on hold.

Given that I do not consider the story to be an actual, historical event, the question isn't really an issue to me.
It could be real in an alternate universe though or in a disjointed version of reality which is no longer consistent with our history.
 

Dan From Smithville

Monsters! Monsters from the id! Forbidden Planet
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It could be real in an alternate universe though or in a disjointed version of reality which is no longer consistent with our history.
I hated to erase the post I started as answer to this. It was quite good in a bad sort of way. But dang it, I just couldn't find it in my heart to go with the Ginger and Maryann on the ark alternate reality scenario as interesting as that might be.

I'll just say that I'm not sure that helps make it any more real to me in either case of alternate or disjointed reality.
 

Monty

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That will keep one celibate unless Noah was one of those creepy disgusting "sniffer" types.

Not to mention the inbred issue.
But how many times did Noah have sex with his sister Naamah, since she was ~500 years old when she gave birth to Shem Ham and Japheth (Gen 5:32), and she was ~600 years old when her grandparents and mother were drowned (Gen 5:27). And did Shem & Ham & Japheth also shack up with their sisters like their parents?
 
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