Saturday, June 16, 2007

Strange Customs

A friend sent this to me, these practices certainly brings "crazy" to a new level. The ones in red font are my comments..

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Right. Because sex with a male animal, that's crazy.)
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.(Reminds me of Perseus and Medusa)

Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
(So, only construction materials are allowed to cover the area?)

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Wonder which head?)
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(Dream job for straight men)

In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
(Monogamy must be pretty popular in HK)
Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England -but only in tropical fish stores.
(But of course..)

In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."
(Now this makes sense hahaha!)



"Strange" is an understatement. Some of these customs are downright ridiculous.

Phoenix said...

Ridiculous is the right word ; ) Do we have any from 'Pinas?

mink_twink said...

this post made my day, haha,

thanks thad!

Phoenix said...

@ mink_twink: I'm glad you enjoyed it = )


Hmm, ireresearch ko nga.

Phoenix said...

Wala ata tayong sex stuff but I do know one custom that is a bizzare (and unhygienic) beauty custom- those young girls daw who just had their first menstrual cycle must wash their faces with a bit of the blood and some water in order for their faces to remain smooth. (yikes!) I think its possible that this is still practiced in remote barrios.


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