There are plenty of superstitions which inspire, or we should say, force humans to indulge in simply useless and unnecessary practices. Some of the weirdest 'sex rituals' or sex practices still exist in our very own world which we are not aware about being in a civilized society. There sex practices will definitely blow you mind and make you think - why the hell do they need to do this.
The old Slavic sexual traditions are quite contradictory, some celebrating sexual freedom and connection with the Earth, while the others are built on the idea that lust is the core reason for all the evil in the world. They believed that clothes are only a byproduct of civilization and that nudity is closely related with magic and their ability to be one with nature. It was, therefore, a part of various rituals.
Enjoy the power of the fall season through Pagan rituals or your own! If you like indulging in pagan rituals, the autumnal equinox as a symbol of the harvest, or digging into those urges to honor the real meaning of Halloween to help spirits transition to the other sidethen you are in for a treat. Instead of dancing around in feathers at a goddess retreat, for a true pagan holiday on October 31, perhaps you enjoy engaging in a more mundane pattern, like flossing your teeth, making the sign of the cross when you enter a church, or brushing your darling's hair before bed.
Illustration by Vivian Shih. When people ask Kristen Korvette how she landed her first book deal, she normally responds with a predictable platitude: She achieved her dream through a combination of hard work and luck. In private, however, she attributes her success to masturbating under the full moon. Korvette, the editrix of Slutist and a professor of the New School's class "The Legacy of the Witch," is a practitioner of sex magic, using sexual energy often orgasm for manifestation.
People have been getting freaky in the bedroom and outdoors for centuries, and sometimes, things get pretty crazy. Whether it's because of tradition, culture or just general kinkiness, there's a bunch of weird sexual customs the world over that make you go WTF. The Sambian Tribe of New Guinea have a tradition of separating their boys from the girls at the age of 7 for 10 years.
Back in the 17th century, the English used to practice something known as 'bundling'. When a young teenage couple got married, they would be allowed to sleep in a bed together but their parents didn't want to have another mouth to feed 9 months down the line. To combat this the girl would put on a sack which would be tied tightly around her waist so her husband couldn't get in.
Rituals are most commonly associated with spiritual or religious activities and are considered an important part of that tradition. A ritual is a ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed by an ordained leader and according to a prescribed order. Weddings, funerals, birthdays, coming of age rites, mass, baptisms, communion and religious holidays are just a few examples of rituals that many of us are familiar with and can relate to.
Women robed in scarlet sheaths, conducting rituals associated with serpents away from prying eyes, serving Innana, the Goddess of Love, Fertility and War. The color of their clothes was symbolic of their power, but why was blood, particularly their menstrual blood, deemed powerful? Was it merely in acknowledgement of new life that the womb brings forth?
In most of the civilised world, at least as far back as 5, years ago, there were women shamans or priestesses who represented the godhead in sacred sex rites and, in ancient Greece, they were known as hierodules. The Sovereignty of the Land could only be passed on through this sort of inter-dimensional intercourse, and it was a sacred contract that most civilisations honoured until relatively recently. The latest evidence we can find for the Hieros Gamos is in the teachings of the Mystery Groves — which were a great flowering of Gnostic knowledge and spiritual initiation held in Mediterranean and Mesopotamian countries during the Neolithic period.