Pain for My Love?

Wealthy Southeast Asian women in the 1400s, one could argue, had it pretty good. A man was not quite a man unless an incision was made in his testicles and semi-precious jewels were inserted — all for the pleasure of the ladies. A girl could tell who was worthy of her attention by the jingling sound of a boy's gait as the stones clink-clinked. The insertion of "Burmese bells," says professor Sun Laichen of California State University at Fullerton, spread to China around the middle of the...Full Story
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