Papua New Guinea: Bizarre tradition of ‘anus’ penetration of kids by older men

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Many countries across the world still prevalent patriarchy and follow traditions which are in the interest of male male-dominated society. Out of which, one is Papua New Guinea Highlands people who have been famous for male dominance and sexual antagonism.

In some cultures, semen is considered to have special properties associated with masculinity.

Numerous tribes of Papua New Guinea, which include the Sambia and the Etoro, believe that semen promotes sexual maturation among the younger men of their tribe.

These bizarre homosexual rites are practised extensively by the countless number of people of this particular ethnic group.

Notably, there is a tribe in Papua New Guinea that when a child becomes 6 or 7, they take them away from their mothers and bring them to an older man who becomes their anal father.

They keep them in the ‘Bachelor’s houses.’

They believe that the only way for a boy to grow strong is he has to ingest semen in his asshole and in his mouth. They are supposed to suck the penis and receiving anal penetration from 6-7 onwards.

It is a literal tribal tradition and for them, semen possesses the manly nature of the tribal elders.

In order to pass down their authority and power, it is mandatory for the younger men of their next generation to fellate their elders and consume their semen, either by regularly receiving anal penetration or by swallowing the ejaculations of older males.

It is to be noted that Prepubescent and postpubescent males are required to engage in this practice. Some people also believed that this act is associated with the culturally active homosexuality throughout these and other tribes.

Notably, this ancient custom originates from a religious belief system that considers sperm as the essential conduit of masculine energy. They believed that this practice transformed boys into virile warriors if they drink large quantities of sperm.

Once a Sambian elder told prepubescent initiates that,

“If you boys don’t drink semen, you won’t growing. You should not be afraid of eating penises; it is just like the milk of your mother’s breast. You can ingest it all of the time and grow quickly. A boy must be inseminated, if he does not eat semen, he remains small and weak.”

Ana Allen
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