“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” — Confucius
There is nothing more attractive for a man than a beautiful woman, writes The List. And although all women on earth are beautiful, the standards of beauty, or what is considered beautiful, are different in different cultures.
“There is nothing just, beautiful or ugly by nature: it is all determined and established by custom.”Aristippus
You will be surprised when you find out what is considered attractive to men in other countries. From women with big legs and sharp pointed teeth in Bali to stretched lips and ears in parts of Africa and South America. Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder, even if something looks well, very strange.
1. Myanmar’s long necked women
The people of Padaung are convinced that the beauty of a woman lies in her neck. And the longer the neck, the more beautiful the woman.
That is why all the women of this tribe extend their necks with the help of rings, or rather, spirals of rings. The first ring is dressed in 5-6 years. This is a rite of passage. Then over the years rings are added. The maximum number is 25 pieces. Thus, by the number of rings, you can find out the age of a woman. The weight of the copper “jewelry” can reach 15 kg.
This practice makes a woman more attractive to a possible partner because it is a sign of beauty and wealth. Although it may seem to many representatives of the West that lengthening the neck is torture, in fact, it is a myth. Copper rings create a visual illusion, making a woman’s neck appear longer. “The weight of the rings pushes down the clavicular bone, as well as the upper ribs to such an angle that the collar bone actually appears to be part of the neck.”
2. Beautiful nose for Iranian women.
Not everyone knows that in Iran in recent years, there has literally been a boom in plastic surgery among women. Iran has become the capital of rhinoplasty in the world. Women are so proud to go under the knife, to wear bandages long after they are no longer needed. Still others will wear a plaster, even if they have not done rhinoplasty.
Since women’s bodies and hair are hidden under the hijab, and it makes no sense to spend money on clothes, they tend to spend their money to improve what people see. The nose becomes very important. In fact, this is the only thing they can show.
3. Strained earlobes and shaved head — the standard of beauty in Kenya and other parts of Africa.
Puncture and stretching of ear lobes in the Masai is considered an attribute of beauty. They are pierced with the horn of a cow at the age of seven, and this has a ritual significance. Over time, the lobe is pulled away with the help of special pieces of wood, as well as under the weight of beaded jewelery, and as a result often reaches the shoulder.
Both men and women wear metal hoops in their ears. Women shave their heads and intentionally knock out the two lower front teeth, as required by traditional medicine.