Fear of male pregnancy

New Guinea fat man

"When I first ingested it, I was afraid. Not good that his semen makes a birth canal, and I have
your child. Not good I become pregnant. I heard some men say it wouldn't happen." -Tali

'Birth House' to build a sense of maleness

Initiates are taken to the birth house which is similar to a menstrual house
where infants are born. Sounds of flutes emulate cries. Lying on leaves, the
boys swallow hallucins to envoke spirit familiars.

Menstruation is appropriated by the male

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