How they were deprived of their virginity in different countries of the world - article provided by Science-Fact VKontakte page.
In ancient times, bordering on the Neolithic era, the defloration of a young girl by a woman was extremely common. Among many peoples of South America, this was done by midwives after the birth of a girl or by a mother who robbed girls of innocence at a young age. Not so long ago, there was a tradition in Peru: a mother takes her daughter's virginity in a public place. The same cases were noted in Kamchatka and Madagascar.
1. There was a time when girls were obliged to go to the forest to be deprived of their virginity by hermit monks who wore animal skins and animal horns. These prehistoric monks belonged to the special brotherhoods of bull-men, horse-men, goat-men, wolf-men, lion-men, etc. In each case, they put on the skin of the corresponding animal.
2. According to ancient Greek and Roman medical texts, girls at that time reached puberty at the age of 14. Until this age, they could walk without clothes at all. In some provinces, it was considered a shame if the wife turned out to be intact until the wedding itself - she had to lose her innocence in advance in the temple of the Big Goddess, to whom the sacrifice was dedicated in the form of a broken (or stretched) hymen. In Hellas, the Great Goddess was called Aphrodite, in Babylon - Ishtar, in Phenicia - Astarte. On the appointed day, the chaste woman would come to the temple and surrender herself to any stranger she met. At the same time, the deflorator in no case had the right to bare the girl - this was equated to the desecration of the temple. In Roman temples, virgins could also be deprived of innocence with the help of phallic figurines that depicted one of the lower deities of fertility.
3. In the East, there were once people called "cadeberiz", whose only duty and profession was to deflorate girls before marriage. The deprivation of virginity was considered a very responsible and dangerous business.
4. In Egypt, Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim countries, the custom of solemn defloration has survived to this day, when the hymen is torn apart with the index finger of the right hand, wrapped in a white cloth, which, of course, should be dyed scarlet.
5. In the Old Russian marriage ceremony there was a folk custom: a friend (“senior boyar”) stayed next to the newlyweds on the first wedding night. If the groom did not cope with his marital duties, he was obliged to replace him.
6. In the north of Slovakia, in Bosnia and Montenegro, the bride was symbolically (and earlier, probably actually) deprived of the innocence of the groom's “boyfriend”, who was considered the main one at the wedding.
7. In Oceania, by tradition, the groom entrusted his future wife to several friends, who spent several days with her away from the settlement, and only after returning from there proceeded to the wedding celebration.
8. Among the Zakaev tribe (Sumatra island), the bride had to be deflowered by the father, who was helped by the bride's uncle, ie. father's and mother's brothers regardless of age. Sometimes up to 25 men, aged 70 to 10, gathered at the bed of the unfortunate girl.
9. Almost all tribes in South America and in some African tribes had a widespread tradition of depriving themselves of their virginity with a wooden dildo. Then the torn hymen was covered with pieces of antiseptic plants.
10. In Cambodia, the bride was deflorated during the wedding ceremony by a priest using his middle finger dipped in wine. After that, the wine was drunk by the members of the groom's family.