Inside Uganda Kingdom Where Brides’ Aunts Test Grooms’ Sexual Potency

In Bayankole kingdom, Uganda, aunts derive excitement from their niece’s marriage by having a sexual intercourse with her would-be groom before the marriage proper.

In case they are not satisfied, the groom’s potency is questioned and that may nullify the marriage, according to tweet thread by NUNGUA.

Marriage in this part of the country is considered of great importance. As both the bride and the groom’s family express a high form of excitement and joy during the marriage.

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“According to this Ugandan tradition, when a girl gets to the age of eight or nine, it is the duty of her aunt to groom her for family life,” parts of the tweet read. “Virginity in this culture is held in high esteem so the girls must abstain from premarital sex. If one is found not to be a virgin before marriage she is to face the death penalty or ostracisation from the society.”


In the Bayankole kingdom are Ankole speakers, the slim physique ladies are considered unattractive to men while the fat ones are considered more attractive and sexier. So at the age of eight or nine girls are required to go through a fattening process to gain weight to be able to attract a husband. 

Marriage in the Ankole tribe has to do with several ceremonies such as the giveaway period which is considered “Kuhingira” where relatives and friends from both sides present gifts such as cows, and food items among other things.

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On the wedding day, a feast is organized at the bride’s home where her father slaughters a bull while at the groom’s home, “there is also a feast to consummate the marriage.”

“But first, there has to be one last ceremony, that involves tests that must be done by the bride’s aunt. It involves the bride’s aunt testing the sexual ability of the groom by having s€x with him. This is to make sure they are potent. During the act,she learns all his sex tricks as well as favorite styles so she can gift her niece with pointers on what the goom likes sexually.

“After confirmation is done the bride is then taught by her Aunt and allowed to consummate the marriage by being sent  by her Aunt to the husband with her blessings,” read the thread. 


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