In some cultures, semen is attributed with special properties of masculinity. Several tribes of Papua New Guinea, including the Sambia and the Etoro, believe that semen provides sexual maturation among the younger men of their tribe. To them, sperm possesses the manly nature of the tribal elders, and in order to pass down their authority and powers, younger men of their next generation must fellate their elders and ingest their semen. This custom commences among prepubescent males and postpubescents. This act may also be attributed to the culturally active homosexuality throughout these and other tribes.
Other articles related to "cultural practices, practices, practice, cultural":
... jointed goatgrass found along roadsides, fields or waste areas, as well as using cultural practices ... These cultural practices include fallowing for one or more growth seasons, long-term crop rotations which would mean growing winter wheat only once every ... These practices are not completely effective since jointed goatgrass seeds are able to persist and can stay in dormancy for up to five years ...
... Traditional cultural practices such as enforced modesty and chastity have historically tended to place restrictions principally on women, without imposing similar restrictions on ... Some controversial traditional cultural practices such as female genital cutting have been described as attempts at nullifying women's sexuality altogether ... Other cultural practices such as honor killings threaten unsanctioned female sexual behavior with death, often at the hands of the woman's own relatives ...
... A standard practice of the Autariatae entailed killing their weak and wounded ... (mostly jewelry and weapons) reveal all specific features associated with the ethno-cultural originality of the Autariatae ...
Famous quotes containing the words practices and/or cultural:
“They that have grown old in a single state are generally found to be morose, fretful and captious; tenacious of their own practices and maxims; soon offended by contradiction or negligence; and impatient of any association but with those that will watch their nod, and submit themselves to unlimited authority.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“All cultural change reduces itself to a difference of categories. All revolutions, whether in the sciences or world history, occur merely because spirit has changed its categories in order to understand and examine what belongs to it, in order to possess and grasp itself in a truer, deeper, more intimate and unified manner.”
—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (17701831)