It is hard to believe but there are such practice in the name of GOD. Refer to picture below which I have copied from Marco Polo’s travels book – from “Peking to Bengal” It is customary that when men from foreign land comes, the husbands will bring them to their tents to let their women entertain them while the husbands have to stay away until the foreigner decides to leave. It is a custom that if they do that, their GOD will be pleased and will enriched them with temporal blessings in great abundance.
A virgin in this land is considered being cursed by their gods, if she is favored by god then men should favor or want them, meaning to say, if you are a virgin then you must have done something wrong to the gods that’s why men don’t sleep with you.
So no man in their right mind will marry a virgin. A woman is worthless if she has no experience of sex with men. The more men she have sex with, the more precious and reputable she becomes.
This place is somewhere in Tibet according to the travels of Marco Polo.
mmmm sounds like – Holy Prostitution?
From a holy practice, soon the ease of making a living with sex is so easy and profitable, the religion now has a 2nd agenda, not that I agree with the 1st agenda or the 2nd agenda but it’s our human manipulation of religion as a base to make something acceptable because it is beneficial but then again if a religion is not beneficial to it’s believers, it will gradually fade away. So the search of GOD continues and evolves.