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Choosing to be the man of the house
An ancient tradition of the sworn virgin living as a male still survives in Albania
The Washington Post
In Albania, biological women take an oath of virginity to have the freedom to live as men. They wear men's clothes and their hair is shorn. The tradition has persisted since the 15th century, in a reg...
Droit de seigneur
A term used to describe an alleged legal right allowing the lord of an estate to take the virginity of the estate's virgins.
Sex in History
Tannahill draws on the findings of anthropology, archaeology, bio-chemistry, genetics, physiology, and psychoanalysis, as well as art, architecture, literature, and theology, in order to place the hum...
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