Surprise yourself with these odd sexual traditions from around the world.
1.The Sambians: The semen-drinking tribe - Papua, New Guinea
Kids in this tribe at the age of 6, are sent off away from the women and forced to live with just men for the next 10 years. These boys are then fed with the elder's semen to sustain growth and strength.
2.The Mardudjara: Attain manhood through intimate cutting rituals - Australia
This first part of this rite is a barbaric circumcision followed by the circumcised male ingesting his own foreskin. Once healed, the penis is then cut lengthwise on the underside, sometimes all the way to the scrotum.
Does this really make, or instead break a man?
3. The Trobrianders : Sex at the tender age of 6 – Papua, New Guinea
In this culture, girls from ages 6-8 and boys from 10-12 already start having sex. While in most cultures they wait until they're 16 or 18, the Torbrianders allow their kids to explore their sexuality really early.
In this tribe, it's celebrated for kids to have sex at a young age before marriage, but it's taboo for them to share a meal together before getting married.
4. Saut d'Eau: The voodoo and love city - Haiti
This is a city in Haiti where you can find a bunch of naked people twisting and wriggling around in mud mixed with the blood of sacrificed animals, with cow and goat heads thrown into the mix.
5. The Nepalese: Wife-sharing community - The Himalayas
Otherwise known as fraternal polyandry. This is a set up where a group of brothers share one wife to avoid families splitting up and raising families of their own. Apparently in the Himalayas, there is a scarcity of land for farming and agriculture and families with more than one child will be forced to divide up their lands where each child has to start their own families.
6. The Wodaabee: Wife-stealing tribe - Niger
In this culture, men's marriages are arranged since infancy. However, every year during the Gerewol Festival, Wodaabe men wear elaborate makeup and costumes and dance to impress the women – and hopefully steal a new wife.
7. Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs: The pharaohs who would practice public masturbation
According to Sex and Society: "even the ebb and flow of the Nile was thought to be caused by Atum's (the god of creation) ejaculation. This concept spurred the Egyptian pharaohs to ritually masturbate into the Nile to ensure an abundance of water."
8. Ancient Greece: Where homosexuality was completely out of the closet
The antiquated Greeks did not consider sexual orientation as a social identifier the way Western social societies have for a century. Greek society did not recognize sexual longing or conduct by the sex of the members, instead, it is distinguished by the role that every member played in the sexual act, i.e., the active penetrator or the passive penetrated.
9. Ancient Greece: When pederasty was the social convention
The most well-known type of same-sex connections between guys in Greece was "paiderastia" signifying "kid love." It was a relationship between a more seasoned male and an immature child who is not younger than 12-years-old. A "kid" was viewed as such until he could grow a full facial hair. In Athens, the more seasoned man was called erastes, and he was to teach, ensure, love, and give a good example to his eromenos, whose prize for him lay in his magnificence, and youth.
10. Modern Iranian culture: Temporary marriage for sale
We have all heard of the religious belief "no sex before marriage". Some people have found a way to circumvent such tradition. In Iran, a youthful couple who want to have intercourse before they're prepared to get married can ask for a "temporary marriage." They are permitted to pay for a short wedding, with a contract stating the length of time they will be married. Once this is done, they can engage in sex like bunnies without violating Islamic law.