10 Shocking Sexual Traditions from around the World
1The Sambians: The semen-drinking tribe - Papua, New Guinea
To top it off, they are required to ingest the semen of their elders, which is thought to sustain growth and strength. When they are finally introduced back into the tribe, they continue to engage in nose-bleeding at the same time as their wives' menstrual cycles.
2The Mardudjara: Intimate cutting rituals to achieve manhood - Australia
3The Trobrianders : The tribe where kids start having sex at 6 – Papua, New Guinea
However, while everybody is having sex whenever they want, premarital meal-sharing is a big no-no. You're not supposed to go out for dinner together until after you get married.
4Saut d'Eau: The city where you may witness rituals of voodoo and love - Haiti
Wrong. Picture a bunch of buck-naked people twisting and wriggling around in mud mixed with the blood of sacrificed animals, with cow and goat heads thrown into the mix. I'm sure there's nothing like it if you're an exhibitionism lover.
5The Nepalese: A community where brothers share a wife - The Himalayas
The solution? Find one wife for all of their sons so that they can live together as one family and keep their family plot intact. Also, as told in the National Geographic documentary Multiple Husbands, this arrangement works best when the wife is adept at "scheduling" time with each brother.
6Th Wodaabee: The tribe were men steal each other's wives - Niger
If the new couple is able to steal away undetected (especially from a current husband who may not want to part with his wife), then they become socially recognized. These subsequent marriages are called love marriages.
7Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs: The pharaohes who would practice public masturbation
The ancient Egyptians were so inspired by the act of self-stimulation that at the festival of the god Min, who represented Pharaoh's sexual potency, men masturbated in public.
8Ancient Greece: Where homosexuality was completely out of the closet
This active/passive polarization corresponded with dominant and submissive social roles: the active (penetrative) role was associated with masculinity, higher social status, and adulthood, while the passive role was associated with femininity, lower social status, and youth.
9Ancient Greece: When pederasty was the social convention
To love a boy below the age of twelve was considered inappropriate, but no evidence exists of any legal penalties attached to this sort of practice.
10Modern Iranian culture: Where you can have a temporary Marriage if you pay for it
However, in certain Muslim countries, like Iran, a young couple who would like to have sex before they're ready to marry can request a “temporary marriage.” They are allowed to pay for a short ceremony, with a written contract dictating the amount of time they will be “married.” Once this is done, they can have sex like bunnies without contradicting Islamic law.
I know a lot of people here in America who probably wish we had something similar!
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