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In some parts of the world, women are becoming increasingly concerned as their partners are now demanding to suckle on their breasts. It all stemmed from a belief that breastmilk does not only supposedly help build muscle, it also allegedly enhances sexual performance.
Believe it or not, but women from Tanzania are having trouble keeping their husbands and partners away from their babies breastmilk. A shocking report made by IOL claims that women in Tanzania’s coastal region of Tanga are complaining about the fathers of their children who are demanding to be breastfed.
According to IOL, the men believe that breastmilk will not only help them gain muscles faster but also help their performance in the sack.
The Tanzanian government has now found themselves issuing a stern warning to men about depriving their children of the much-needed nutrients that the milk provides them. This is also a big concern around gender-based violence as many men go out for a drink and forcefully demand to be breastfed.
Another problem midwives and healthcare professionals were faced with was mothers coming in with infected nipples after being bitten by their partners during the suckling.
A 2020 study conducted by Kyambogo University in Kampala and Britain’s University of Kent, by Dr Rowena Merritt and Dr Peter Rukundo, found that some people actually believed that breastmilk can cure diseases like HIV.
“There is a belief in some communities that breast milk has energising and curative powers, even curing diseases such as HIV and Aids and cancer,” said Rukundo.
VeryWellFamily reports that some couples have a sexual interest in breastfeeding. According to the publication, some men are pleasured when they get to suck their partner’s breasts.
In the same way, some women enjoy the sensation of having their breasts sucked by their partners.