1. The Tuareg
The Tuareg are known as the lords of the Sahara. Ethnically, they consider themselves white. They don’t look Arab or black and most have light skin, light eyes and sharp angular noses and cheekbones. They themselves aren’t even sure of their origin as people but one thing they are sure of is the incredible sexual power of a man’s mouth.
As Richard Engel reported for msnbc:
“The Tuareg primary concern is covering their mouths. The mouth is considered the most sensual part of a man’s body and the most revealing. The mouth speaks truth or falsehoods. The mouth expresses fear and love. The mouth can curse bitterly and yell ferocious hateful insults. The mouth can start wars. The mouth can be slippery and sly and woo a woman with deceitful lies. The mouth exposes the soul. It is better to keep such a powerful thing covered up. The Tuareg are the world’s only civilization where the men veil themselves while the women go uncovered. Tuareg men cover their faces with a long blue scarf, exposing only the eyes. It is not a practical garment. The veil, unfurled about 15 feet long, does have the benefit of keeping out of the desert sand, but that’s not its primary purpose.”
2. Scottish-Irish Presbyterian-Calvinist hybrids
During the 18th century, thousands of Scots and Ulstermen left the British Isles to settle on the American frontier, primarily in the hill country of the Carolinas and Virginia. Settling on a new frontier means a need for procreation which therefore amongst this group of enthusiastic pioneers (who were also known for their love of alcohol) meant the need to get it on as much as possible. As we all know, booze + sex often equals great creativity.
As David Hackett Fisher describes in his book, Albion’s Seed:
“These backcountry Scotch-Irish also had energetic sexual lives. Along with Calvinism, they brought from the old country a distinctive set of sexual and marriage customs: the abduction or—more frequently in their time—the mock abduction of brides, often involving payments of a ‘body price’ and an ‘honor price;” ‘bidden’ marriages and bridewain; wild feasts fueled by homemade whiskey; reels and jigs; the rituals surrounding the wedding chamber; and ‘the constant presence of Black Betty,’ symbolizing the sexual side of marriage.
The Scotch-Irish joined in the practice of ‘bundling,’ as well, where the young, unmarried couple spent a night alone, ‘bundled up’ to prevent too great an intimacy and where—if the knots or stitches failed—the now future groom would be known. You might recall a scene in the Mel Gibson film, The Patriot, where an older son spends a night so bound up with his fiancee.”
3. The Amish
Sure, most sects refuse to embrace modern technology, but in order to keep this tradition of simplicity alive, they do need to embrace each other. And contrary to what we “mainstreamers” might think, Amish sex can be hawt! (And not just because they are likely doing it next to their hearth.)
Dr. Milton Ayres offers these insights:
“The best sex starts with getting down to the basics — and there are few societies on Earth more basic than the Amish….the Amish go to bed early and get up early. They have plenty of energy, alertness and enthusiasm for their sex lives….Amish sex is a purer, deeper kind of sex than what we are used to. You really haven’t lived ’til you’ve tried sex Amish style.”
And Dr. Ayres also provides specific tips if you and your modern lover are interested in kicking it old school:
- “Turn off all the lights in your house. The Amish have no electricity, which means every sexual encounter takes place by romantic candlelight.”
- “Wear plain, modest clothing, which covers up most of your body. All the more to intensify the feeling of discovery….”
- “Turn off all radios and TV’s. Hide any movies or mainstream newspapers or magazines—so there’s no comparison between the ‘perfect’ media fantasy people and your own romantic partner.”
- “Purchase some farm animals to keep around your yard. The Amish are constantly around farm animals that are reproducing. This reinforces the fact that sex is natural.”
4. Orthodox Jews (The ba’alei teshuvah)
There are thousands of ba’alei teshuvah- Jews who abandon secular life for the incredible passion that results from devotion to the Torah. When it comes to creating intensity (and therefore sexual electricity) between men and women, their entire way of living caters to it.
For starters, men and women are shomer n’giyah, which means they don’t touch anyone of the opposite sex—no handshaking, air-kissing, or friendly hugs. The laws of yichud, dictate that men and women who are not related can never be alone in a private place.
But the most interesting facet of this private sect? Their attitudes toward menstruation and the subsequent exciting sex that results after it.
A menstruating wife is literally considered untouchable. She can’t even pass the salt to her husband—let alone touch, kiss, or have sex with him—for 12 days after her period. Besides sleeping in separate beds, a vase with a single rose is placed between man and wife on the dinner table as evidence of their separation.
Seven days after the end of menses and a wife’s careful inspection of her lady parts, she is required to be dunked in a sacred tank at an anointed place known as a mikvah. By the Orthodox Union’s estimate, there are roughly 300 mikvahs in America, but they aren’t listed in the phone book, and they don’t have big signs proclaiming their purpose.
Forty-five minutes of bathing and several kosher blessings later, the wife is free to leave mikvah and go home to be ravished by her husband. Talk about build-up! The Aramaic wedding contract actually dictates that among a husband’s obligations is ensuring the sexual satisfaction of his wife. And one of the chief perks of pregnancy is engaging in sex as often as possible since the absence of a period means never being off-limits to each another.
The Tao, in its ultimate sense, is the Way of God; to be connected to the Tao is to be connected to God in a higher dimensional way. So naturally sex – a gift from God- comes with a plethora of spiritual side effects.
Author Sean J. O’Reilly explains:
“The exchange of Chi in sex involves far more than just screwing. Have you ever noticed how sex frequently depletes men and seems to enliven women? Imagine this: you have just finished having wildly satisfying sex and you are ready to pass out and–your wife or girlfriend is eager for energetic conversation and afterplay! Where do you think she gets this sudden burst of energy? She gets it from you–she just received your Yang energy! Women transform a man’s local Yang Chi energy and give some of it back to him in the form of non-local Yin Chi. The ego boosting, moral support and character influencing that women are rightly famous for comes from this most elemental of energy exchanges. This is why copulation is ecologically superior to masturbation. You get some of your energy back!
The real reason that marriage is one excellent form of ‘Dick Management’ is that Chi requires channels to transmit itself properly. Your life energy and that of your spouse creates an interlocking directory of psychic channels. Your life energy flows into her and she takes some of that energy and gives it back to you non-locally. Practitioners of yoga refer to this female/male energy conversion principle as shakti.
If you create shakti bonds without marriage, both partners can give away more of themselves than they may be aware of. This is one reason that break-ups with long-standing sexual partners are problematic–you have already created non-local bonds and channels that are not so easily dissolved.”
Also interesting is that an off-shoot sect of Taoists once maintained that sex would aid immortality.
According to the World Sex Records:
“As early as the Eastern Han Dynasty (A.D. 25-220), a school of Taoists created the Yin Taoism which proposed a theoretical basis for immortality through sex. The theory and practice were seized upon by the emperors as the key to longevity, if not immortality. One of the Taoist manuals asserted that the Yellow Emperor became immortal after having had sexual relations with 1200 women and that Peng Tsu, through the “correct way of making love in ten to twenty girls every single night’, was able to live to a good old age. Peng Tsu thought it a fine idea to have intercourse with virgins – “He ought to make love to virgins and this will restore his youthful looks. What a pity there are not many virgins available… My late master observed these principles strictly. He lived to 3000 years of age… one cannot achieve one’s aim by using one female. One will have to make love to three, nine, or eleven women each night, the more the better.”
6. The Great Rite
Pagans have been long misunderstood, with naysayers attributing rites and rituals to Pagan practices that simply don’t exist. The perpetuations of myths such as sexual orgies with Satan and bestiality taking place among Pagan covens have irreparably damaged the reputation of legitimate faiths.
However, many Pagan religious DO practice a form of sexual spirituality. Very common among Pagans, and Wiccans in particular is the Great Rite. The Great Rite is defined as “the symbolic sexual union of the Goddess and the God which is enacted at Beltane (May 1st) in most traditions, and at other Sabbats in many others.
This union is symbolized through ritual by placing the athame (double edged throwing knife), which represents the phallus, inside the chalice or cauldron, which represents the womb.
The Great Rite is also known as the “Sacred Marriage”. It an actual sexual union between the high priest and high priestess of the coven, used in ritual to represent the sexual union between the Goddess and the God. Below is a video recreation of such an event:
Pagans are not the only ones in the world who practice some sort of sexual spirituality. In Indonesia, they celebrate a holiday called Pon. Seven times a year, celebrants make a pilgrimage to Java, to a sacred mountain, to perform a ceremony of good fortune through intercourse. To receive such blessings, participants must spend the night having sex with someone other than their husband or wife. However, according to tradition, their wishes will only come true if they have sex with the same person during all seven celebrations.
8. Haiti’s Saut d’Eau Pilgrimage
If you travel to Haiti, to the waterfalls of Saut d’Eau, during the month of July, you may witness a quite risqué ritual. Voodoo practitioners make this journey each summer to worship the goddess of love. Pretty normal stuff right?
Wrong. Picture a bunch of buck-naked people twisting and wriggling around in mud mixed with the blood of sacrificed animals–cow and goat heads are thrown into the mix. I’m sure there’s nothing like it if you’re an exhibitionist. Below is a video of some of the event.
9. Romanian Oral Ambivalence
Looking for a nice Romanian girl to love, honor and receive fellatio from? Not gonna happen.
Decent and upright women in Romania do not perform oral sex. Even if they wanted to, their lovers probably wouldn’t let them. Apparently, in Romania, oral sex is something that only prostitutes, and their respective Johns, participate in. It’s considered degrading for a woman to give head. Sucks to be those men, pun intended.
10. Temporary Marriage
We all know that Muslim practices are among some of the strictest regarding sexual intercourse and the relationships between men and woman. For instance, Muslim couples are only allowed to have sex in missionary position. It’s considered gross and degrading for a man to ask anything other position from his wife. The Koran also disapproves of any type of intercourse in which the head or rear end face Mecca.
However, in certain Muslim countries, for instance, Iran, a young couple who would like to have sex before they’re ready to marry can request a “temporary marriage”. They are allowed to pay for a short ceremony, with a written contract dictating the amount of time they will be “married”. Once this is done, they can fuck like bunnies without contradicting Islamic law. I know a lot of people here in America who probably wish we had something similar!