See the Tribe in Namibia that offers Free sex to Visitor

Do you know that a tribe in North-West Namibia, Southern Africa do offers free sex to its visitors whenever they visit? Yes this will shock you to know as this tribe is called the Himba tribe and they are an indigenous people with an estimated population of about 20,000 to 50,000. See more details below.

See the Tribe in Namibia that offers Free sex to Visitor

Sex for the Himba tribe (often called Ovahimba), is offered as a show of warm welcome and hospitality. In the process, the visitor must beg the woman to remove her ornaments one by one and must also return them intact after the act.

The Himba are semi-nomadic people, who lived in the Kunene region of Namibia and speak otjihimba, a variety of a Herero, which belongs to the Bantu family within Niger–Congo. Then OvaHimba are semi-nomadic as they have base homesteads where crops are cultivated, but may have to move within the year depending on rainfrall and where there is access to water.

The OvaHimba are predominantly livestock  farmers who breed fat-tailed sheep and goats, but count their wealth in the number of their cattle. Their main diet is sour milk and maize porridge (oruhere ruomaere) and sometimes plain hard porridge only, due to milk and meat scarcity.

Both the Himba men and women are accustomed to wearing traditional clothing that benefits their living environmenr in the Kaokoland  and the hot semi-arid climate  of their area.

Customary Practices

The OvaHimba people are polygamous, with the average Himba man being husband to two wives at the same time. Thay also practice early arranged marriages.  Young Himba girls are married to male partners chosen by their fathers. This happens from the onset of puberty, which may mean that girls aged 10 or below are married off. This practice is illegal in Namibia, and even some OvaHimba contest it, but it is nevertheless widespread.

Among the Himba people, it is customary as a rite of passage to circumcise boys before puberty. Upon marriage, a Himba boy is considered a man. A Himba girl is not considered a fully-fledge woman until she bears a child.

Religion

The OvaHimba are monotheistic people who worship the god Mukuru, as well as their clan’s ancestors (ancestor reverence). Mukuru only blesses, while the ancestors can bless and curse. Each family has it own sacred ancestral fire, which is kept by the fire-keeper. The fire-keeper approaches the sacred ancestral fire every seven to eight days in order to communicate with mukuru and the ancestors on behalf of his family.

The OvaHimba traditionally believe in Omiti, which some translate to mean witchcraft but which others call “black magic” or “bad medicine”. Some OvaHimba believe that death is caused by Omiti, or rather, by someone using omiti for malicious purposes.

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It is also reported that “when a visitor knocks, a man expresses his approbation and joy at seeing him by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment, which entails offering his wife to his visitor to spend the night while the husband sleeps in another room. If no lodging is available, her spouse will sleep outside.” Which apparently, reduces jealousy and foster relationships?

Another tradition that has stood the test of time is the “bathing is forbidden” rule. Rather than take their baths, the women take a smoke bath and apply aromatic resins on their skin. They are also guided by the belief that the colour red signifies “Earth and Blood”. Their red skin is one of the things that make them extremely unique. The red colour is from the outsized paste ( a combination of butterfat, omuzumba scrub and ochre) and its function is to protect their skin from the harsh desert sun and insect bites.

 

 

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