American dating traditions and how they
Men could have multiple wives (usually two and usually sisters or cousins, ie two women from the same clan).
That was another thing Euro-American missionaries complained about all the time.
While sex in the fields certainly occurred from time to time, it wasn't a proper place for such activities as it made the future use of the fields and the consumption of the crops "problematic," to use Purdue's word.
The "volatile" influences of semen / bodily fluids might be a better choice of words--such fluids on their own aren't unclean, but in the wrong contextual mix their influence becomes unpredictable and potential harmful.
Dalliances in the fields were blamed for the rise of post-contact epidemics, for example.
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