8 Weird Sexual Traditions Around the World
Forget about porn and what you watch there under the Fetish category. What some tribes in Africa and the Pacific do is well beyond extreme or even comprehend-able. it’s not always about the sex, but about the socially accepted behavior in the nether regions of the world that seem so improbable and impossible to us.
Sambia People, Papua New Guinea
American anthropologist Gilbert Herdt described them as people with common ritualized homosexuality and semen ingestion practices with pubescent boys. To become a man, boys are removed from all the females at the age of seven and live only among men for 10 years. Among other traditions, they are required to ingest the semen of their elders, which is thought to sustain growth and strength.
The Aboriginal Mardudjara begin the weirdness with a barbaric circumcision followed by the circumcised male ingesting his own foreskin. After he’s all healed (on the outside) from this event, the penis is then cut lengthwise on the underside. Blood is dripped over fire in order to purify it, and from then on he will urinate from the underside of his organ instead the urethra. Why?! Just because.
Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
The Trobrianders do something that is illegal in pretty much every country in the world – Girls begin to have sex at the ages of 6-8, boys at the age of 10-12. However, having a meal together before the couple is married is forbidden. Go figure.
Saut d’Eau, Haiti
Voodoo, sex and a bit more of both. At the site of the famous waterfalls in central Haiti, there is an annual important religious pilgrimage, during the festival of Our Lady of Carmel, from July 14–16. While the “normal” part of it is bathing in the waters of the falls, and asking favors of the Virgin or Erzulie, the abnormal part of it includes wriggling around in mud mixed with the blood of sacrificed animals, with cow and goat heads thrown into the mix.
Polyandrous societies, Nepal
When families have more than one son and are hit with the dilemma and problem of diving their few agricultural assets among many, they simply marry all of their sons to one wife, and keep everyone together instead of dividing their loot to a few kids and their greedy gold digging wives.
The Wodaabe people of Niger (and other countries in Western and Central Africa) men are known to steal each other’s wives. The first marraige is organized by the parents and must be between cousins of the same lineage. At the yearly Gerewol Festival, Wodaabe men wear elaborate makeup and costumes and dance to impress the women – and hopefully steal a new wife. If a man manages to “steal” a wife, their relationship is socially recognized, and it becomes a “love marriage.”
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. Pharaohs were known to practice in public self-pleasure in order to keep the mighty Nile flowing.
The most common form of same-sex relationships between males in Greece was “paiderastia” meaning “boy love.” A man wasn’t a man until he was able to grow a full beard. 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.