The Culture Where Boys Drink Semen as a Rite of Passage Into Manhood

Homosexual initiation is believed to make the boys immune to feminine charms

An older boy showing the younger boys how to suck on a flute — in the Sambia culture. Photo by Gilbert Herdt

The Sambia people are a tribe of mountain dwellers who inhabit the fringes of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua, New Guinea. They are into hunting and horticulture.

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Belinda Mallasasime

Belinda Mallasasime

Psychologist/ Top Writer, Lover of GOD and People. I write mostly on History, Travel, Leadership, and Culture. My religion is Love.