5 Shocking Sexual Traditions From Around The World

May 9, 2017 Author: Gaurav Shingala
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    Nepalese community

    Almost all of the few polyandrous societies practice what anthropologists call fraternal polyandry, where a group of brothers share a wife." This is the case in the Himalayas, where there is little land available for farming and agriculture, and families with more than one son would be faced with dividing up their land were each son to start his own family.
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    Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece: Where homosexuality was completely out of the closet.The ancient Greeks did not conceive of sexual orientation as a social identifier the way Western societies have done for the past century. Greek society did not distinguish sexual desire or behavior by the gender of the participants, but rather by the role that each participant played in the sex act, that of the active penetrator or the passive penetrated.
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    Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs

    Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs: The pharaohes 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."
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    The Trobrianders

    These islanders from a remote tribe in Papua guinea seem like a case study in the ultimate consequences of the sexual revolution: girls want sex just as much as guys, and kids start having sex at a very young age — 6-8 for the girls and 10-12 for the guys. There are few customs about dating to inhibit “hooking up” and, of course, revealing clothing has been taken to its limit, with girls actually going topless.
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    Modern Iranian culture

    Modern Iranian culture: Where you can have a temporary Marriage if you pay for it. Muslim practices are among some of the strictest regarding sexual intercourse and the relationships between men and women. Muslim couples are only allowed to have sex in the missionary position. It's considered gross and degrading for a man to ask any other position from his wife.
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