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........."The Atri Smriti also mentions homosexuality as a sin and prescribes an expiation measure for the same:

By discharging semen into inhuman females except a cow, into a woman in [her] menses, into others that have no female organs (i.e., a man or a eunuch), or into water one should perform the penance of Santapanam.

(Atri Smriti, Chapter 1, Verse 268)"...........

[Taken from Rickross' answer]

Why a man should not be discharging semen in inhuman females "except for cow"? Can a man discharge semen in a cow.

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    Mr Anurag Singh who discharge semen in the Mother? I request all of you to flag this question down – Rishi May 1 '17 at 9:34
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    @Rishi i think his question is genuine though it looks as rude as Cow is sacred for us. Anurag, you can edit it a bit or add note mentioning no offense. – The Destroyer May 1 '17 at 9:53
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    @Rishi You never know. The perverts can do anything. – Rickross May 1 '17 at 10:20
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    @Rishi I do not intend to do put up some abusive talks. I just asked- why would Atri say that we should not discharge semen in any inhuman female other than cow. I do not mean that I want to do the same, I disgust this. Instead of protesting to close the question, ask and argue why this would be written in our Scriptures. I know that it is not promoted like a festival, but why would this still not even be condemned- not discharging semen in any inhuman female , except for cow. – user9392 May 1 '17 at 12:16
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    @TheDestroyer I do never mean any offense here. And I am not like a wanton brute who would like to talk dirty things here. And thank you that you understood it. – user9392 May 1 '17 at 12:18
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It is forbidden. Intercourse with all animals is forbidden, it's just that the Prayaschitta required is more arduous in the case of a cows than in the case of another animal. Here is what the Atri Smriti says in context:

Prajapatya is laid down for holding sexual intercourse with a beast, or with a harlot. By holding intercourse with a cow, one should perform a Chandrayana spoken of by Manu. By discharging semen into inhuman females except a cow, into a woman in [her] menses, into others that have no female organs (i.e., a man or a eunuch), or into water one should perform the penance of Santapanam.

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    Oh. So this was all the case of misinterpretation. I should have read the preceding verses also . Keshav thank you so much. You are really so great. – user9392 May 1 '17 at 16:43
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    @AnuragSingh You're welcome. If I've satisfactorily answered your question, you should click the accept check mark. – Keshav Srinivasan May 1 '17 at 17:09
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Oh ok just now realised what you are actually asking. What Atri Smriti is saying is , that (santapana) is the punishment for having unnatural sexual intercourse with any female animals except a cow.

In case of a similar offence against a cow, the punishment is even more severe. And this is mentioned in just the previous verse of the same chapter. I am giving both the verses here.

Prajapatya is- laid down for holding sexual intercourse with a beast, or with a harlot. By holding intercourse with a cow, one should perform- a Chandrayana spoken of by Manu. (267)

By discharging semen into inhuman females except a cow, into a woman in [her] menses, into others that have no female organs ( a man or a eunuch), or into water one should perform the penance of Santapanam. (268)

Atri smriti, Chapter 1, Verses 267, 268.

Santapana is relatively a lot easy to perform. Whereas, Chandrayana is a much more difficult prayaschitta or penance which involves prolonged fasting.

Definitions of Chandrayana and Samtapana penances from Manu Smriti are given below:

11.212. (Subsisting on) the urine of cows, cowdung, milk, sour milk, clarified butter, and a decoction of Kusagrass, and fasting during one (day and) night, (that is) called a Samtapana Krikkhra.

11.216. If one diminishes (one’s food daily by) one mouthful during the dark (half of the month) and increases (it in the same manner) during the bright half, and bathes (daily) at the time of three libations (morning, noon, and evening), that is called a lunar penance (Chandrayana).

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    Yes I now understood. It was all misinterpretation due to not studying preceding verses. Even I was thinking- how could our Scriptures say not to discharge semen in any inhuman female other than cow. Rickross thank you for your explanations. – user9392 May 1 '17 at 16:47
  • so at last you got what I was trying to ask. ;) – user9392 May 1 '17 at 16:51
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    @AnuragSingh Actually in the evening it came to my mind and then i searched in Atri Smriti. Initially i completely misunderstood ur question. But i also have a bad habit of not going through a post thoroughly. And that's why i often find myself in trouble on internet forums :D – Rickross May 2 '17 at 5:10

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