People have been getting freaky in the bedroom (and outdoors) for centuries, and sometimes, things get pretty crazy. Whether it’s because of tradition, culture or just general kinkiness, there’s a bunch of weird se_xual customs the world over that make you go WTF.
Check them out!
1. Boys & girls of the Sambian tribe have to drink se_men
The Sambian Tribe of New Guinea have a tradition of separating their boys from the girls at the age of 7 for 10 years. During this period, they undergo piercings, nose bleeds and have to drink the se_men of the tribes mightiest warriors. Game over.
2. Girls of the Trobriander Tribe engage in se_xual acts from age 6
The Trobriander Tribe from Papua, New Guinea embrace se_xuality from an astonishingly young age. Boys start engaging in se_xual activity from the age of 10-12, while the girls start from 6 years! Isn’t that illegal?
3. In Mangaia, older women have se_x with young boys
In Mangaia, an island in the South Pacific Ocean, boys around the age of 13 have se_x with older, well experienced women who teach them the intricacies of the ‘bedroom sexercises’ and how best to make girls scream in pleasure during s_ex. One way ticket please!
4. In Rural Austria, women feed armpit-flavoured apples to their suitor
In rural Austria, young women do a ritual dance with apple slices stuffed in their armpits. After the dance, each gives her slice to the man of her choice, and he then eats it.
5. The Kreung Tribe builds love huts where teenage girls can have se_x with different men till they find the one
With the Kreung Tribe in Cambodia, the elders build a love-hut for their teenage daughters. Different boys spend the night here day after day, until she finds a suitable partner, who is then with her for life.
6. In Ancient Greece, men took young boys as lovers
For Ancient Greeks, se_xual identity didn’t depend on gender and preference but on who was the active penetrator and who was the penetratee(?). The active role was associated with higher social status, while the passive role meant youth and feminity, or ‘boy love’ in other words.
7. In certain Nepali tribes, brothers share one woman
Some Nepali tribes in the Himalays practise polyandry. Basically, all the brothers share one woman, so that they don’t have too many children for their limited farmland.
8. The Wodaabe Tribe holds a wife-stealing festival every year
In the Wodaabe Tribe of Niger in West Africa, children are married in their infancy. However, at the yearly Gerewol Festival, Wodaabe men wear elaborate makeup and costumes and try to covertly steal another’s wife. If they go undetected, their union becomes recognised.
9. Public mastur_bation ceremonies were held in Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt was obsessed with mastur_bation. They believed the ebb and flow of the Nile was caused by their god of creation’s ejac_ulation. Thus, the would ritually mastur_bate into the Nile to ensure a wealth of water for crops. During the Egyptian festival of the god Min, who represented the pharaoh’s se_xual power, men regularly mastur_bated in public.
10. In Indonesia, you can have se_x outside marriage during Pon celebration
During the celebration of Pon in Indonesia, participants have to spend the night and have intercourse with someone other than their wife or husband. It is said that their wishes of good luck will only come true if they have se_x with the same person at all seven celebrations throughout the year.
11. Adolescents of the Muria Tribe, Chattisgarh, can ‘practise’ se_x without emotional attachment
The Muria Tribe from Chattisgarh have a very se_xually liberated culture. They have mixed-se_x dormitories where adolescents are sent to practice premarital se_x, sometimes with a single partner and sometimes serially. They are discouraged from becoming emotionally attached to their partners.
12. In Inis Beag, near Ireland, people make love with their underwear on
The people of Inis Beag, an island off the coast of Ireland, are so se_xually repressed that they keep their underwear on even during se_xual intercourse. Smart.
13. Women of the Guajiro tribe must make a man ‘fall’ to make love
Colombia’s Guajiro people have a ceremonial dance. If a woman trips a man during the dance, they must have se_x.