Reddit Introduces Remote Nomadic Kenyan Tribe To Internet Porn

Earlier this week the folks over at Reddit had a really interesting, thought provoking  opportunity to indulge in a cultural exchange of ideas, understanding and learning. 

Members of the Maasai tribe with a volunteer who put them on an AMA.

Chiefs from a remote, seminomadic tribe in the African nation of Kenya were invited to partake in a “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session coordinated via smart phone by a volunteer working with the Maasai. The Reddit users used the opportunity to ask questions about the group’s diet, religious practices such as circumcision without anesthetics, drinking goat blood and what it is like to live without running water or electricity. Normally speaking to a person on the other side of the world who has completely different way of life would be interesting enough. What’s up with the goats blood?

However Redditors took things up a notch when user FloppyBunny26 asked, “What kind of Internet porn is your favorite?”  

They responded:

The response was that they don’t believe in pornography! I don’t believe in porn either. No way some dudes are that big. Now some are saying that Reddit has introduced these community to the wonders of porn. They may have sparked their curiosity, however some people in the remote tribe do have access to smart phones. Both Chief Joseph and Assistant Chief Leshan who participated in the AMA confirmed that internet porn was accessible on smart phones. The strange part of this is that while the tribe does not have running water, and much of their area of western Kenya does not have electricity, many are gaining access to the Internet through mobile technology.

This is similar to what is happening in India. Recently in that country a social media PSA campaign was launched with a YouTube video explaining good sanitation and reminding people not to poo in the street. So people who do not have indoor plumbing are actually using smart phones to find out they should put their “poo in the loo.”

What kind of internet porn would you suggest for first timers in the Kenyan tribe?

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