The human imagination knows no bounds when it comes to exploring sexuality. From adult movies in which the protagonists mutilate their bodies for pleasure, to tribes that celebrate the entry of young people into adulthood by ingesting semen, the eros show continues to fascinate and shock the audience. In the following, we will present the most bizarre sexual practices from time immemorial, but also today.
In ancient Greece, older men had sex with teenagers
Although modern society condemns sexual intercourse between minors and adults, in ancient Greece not only was this practice common, but it was also a source of pride for family members. Known as “pederaşti”, meaning men who publish pederasty, they were part of the tagma of the nobles.
In order to prove their social status, high-ranking and wealthy men kept teenagers from poor families by the house. In exchange for his protection and that of their families, the young men were morally obliged to sleep with their masters.
Historical sources record pederasty as ubiquitous and law-abiding in the Archaic period (between 750 and 490 BC), but also in Classical Greece (between 490 and 336 BC).
In ancient Egypt, men masturbated in public
Bathed by the scorching sun embodied by Ra, Egypt has always had a close relationship with the earth. Considering that the name of the land in ancient times was “kemet”, meaning “black earth”, the Egyptians strongly believed that the gods decreed that they should occupy that place because it was particularly fertile compared to the desert that meant death.
Therefore, for the Egyptians, fertility had a special significance. For example, Min, a pre-dynastic deity, was always embodied in the form of a man of impressive stature, with an erect penis.
In honor of the fertility god, the pharaohs held annual festivities. In order to show their devotion to Min, men had a moral as well as a civic obligation to masturbate in public.
Apart from the festivities dedicated to Min, the Egyptians had a similar celebration. Named the feast of Nim, during this feast, the pharaoh must masturbate and scatter his seed on the waters of the Nile.
The explanation for this gesture is that, through ejaculation, the pharaoh recreates the episode of the creation of the world. In Egyptian mythology, Atum, unanimously considered the creator of the universe and humans, molded the world and the important deities of the Egyptian pantheon with only his semen.
In Papua New Guinea, men drink semen from the village elders
Etoro, a tribe of natives from Papua New Guinea, forces their young men to drink the sperm of the village elders and to be anal penetrated by their adoptive uncles. This practice, which is reprehensible in many parts of the globe, is deeply rooted in the beliefs of the Etoro tribe.
One of their religious perceptions suggests that a child who is old enough to undergo the rite of passage (around 7 years old) must consume the semen of his father or an older person in order to take power. The members of the Etoro tribe believe that semen is the essence of male power, and the young man will have to swallow significant amounts to become a fearsome warrior.
In some cases, children will be anal penetrated by either their father or an adoptive uncle. This practice ends when the young people reach the age of 17, being considered men and warriors capable of protecting their tribe.