Lip-plates — Mursi Online

Another common idea is that the practice of cutting and stretching the lower lip originated as a deliberate disfigurement, designed to make women and girls less attractive to slave traders. This ignores the fact that the Mursi themselves do not give such an historical explanation and that the practice is confined neither to Africa nor to women.…

The Beauty and History of Lip Plates Hadithi Africa

Mursi tribeswoman stretching her lower lip into which a lip plate is inserted. Mursi tribe, Omo Delta, Ethiopia, Africa; Usage of lip plates outside of Africa. In South America among some Amazonian tribes, young males traditionally have their lips pierced and begin to wear plates when they enter the men’s house and leave the world of women.…

Stretching (body piercing) - Wikipedia

Stretching, in the context of body piercing, is the deliberate expansion of a healed piercing for the purpose of wearing certain types of jewelry. Ear piercings are the most commonly stretched piercings, with nasal septum piercings, tongue piercings and lip piercings/lip plates following close behind.…

What Is Labia Stretching? (with pictures)

Oct 30, 2019 · The process of labia stretching involves pulling or weighing down the inner labia, or labia minora, in order to elongate them. Itstarted as a cultural tradition in parts of ancient Africa, Asia, and the South Seas, but has since been adopted by some Western cultures, though on a much smaller scale ...…