Диссертация Кэрролла - целая монография на 500 страниц, подробная, хорошо написанная, исчерпывающе объясняющая, как устроены "семьи" на Нукуоро, как из семей складывается общество, как они принимают решения, как ведут себя в детстве, как происходит ухаживание и половые отношения и как они связаны с браком, какие есть табу и так далее и так далее. Цитата из длинного раздела о предбрачной половой жизни:
It has been repeatedly pointed out that a social barrier exists between members of the opposite sex, a barrier that is reinforced by the pointed joking of everyone when two people of the opposite sex are in each other's company - joking which may begin as early as a toddler can understand that he is being laughed at. This barrier is also perpetuated by the rough joking between members of the opposite sex. Once this barrier is broken between individuals then it remains broken. As soon as a girl has had intercourse once, whether before or after her first menstruation, whether voluntarily or by rape, then the barrier between her and boys in general is broken down and there is no reason for her not to continue having intercourse. With respect to specific individuals, the same principle applies: once two people have broken the barrier of reserve then there is no reason for them to reinstitute it.
One indication of the nature of this barrier is provided by the datum that a girl whose genitals have been seen by another man has no reason to refuse to have intercourse. Thus it happens that a boy may follow in stealth a girl when she goes to relieve herself. If he gets a good look at her exposed genitals, he may jump out of the bush and suggest intercourse. Another stratagem is to put a friend up to suggesting to the parents of a desired girl who is hitherto not willing that they call one to massage the girl's "displaced thing" which is obviously making her sick. Neither the parents nor the girl are aware that she is sick, but they are unwilling to risk the censure that would come their way if the girl died after they had been warned that she was seriously ill. The masseur then comes to provide treatment and stays to suggest that they have intercourse. Since in both cited cases the barriers to intimacy that formerly separated them have been broken, the girl sees no reason to refuse unless she catches on to the trick. In the latter case, she is of course chagrined at having been outsmarted and refuses by way of inflicting shame on her antagonist. In case of rape, the girls resist only to the point of penetration; thereafter she normally offers no further resistance.