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Old 04 November 2012, 04:40 PM
Broken Sword Broken Sword is offline
 
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I've at least heard about it secondhand. Perhaps this isn't the best source, but it convinces me.

I have a friend in the Philippines who said that mothers she knows do it. Specifically, mothers suck on their infant son's genitals to calm him down when crying. She did not do it to her own baby, and described it in such a way that made it seem like she thought it was "weird but okay because it's traditional culture."

I was going to try to do a google search to find some backup for the practice being common in the Philippines, but then I decided not to do that search. I guess if you were creative you could come up with okay search terms.
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