Hymen trivia:North African Arabs: Old women “pierce the hymen” to the bride

In the rural areas where Arabs live in North Africa, a circumcision-like custom is also prevalent, called “breaking”,…

In the rural areas where Arabs live in North Africa, a circumcision-like custom is also prevalent, called “breaking”, that is, on the wedding night of young men and women, an elderly woman cuts the bride’s clitoris with a blade. Fingers smashed the bride’s hymen.


Hymen trivia:North African Arabs: Old women "pierce the hymen" to the bride
Hymen trivia:North African Arabs: Old women “pierce the hymen” to the bride

The local traditional concept holds that the bride can prove that she is a virgin only if she has enough blood on the wedding night to get a large piece of white cloth.

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