It’s true what they say – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And, depending on the country, people’s beauty standards can differ quite drastically. The US, for example loved their perfectly aligned, straight teeth, while in Japan, crooked teeth are a huge turn on. Needless to say, some of the entries on this list might look crazy to us, but remember to always be respectful of other people and their culture. To them you may also look like a clown!
Now, let’s see some of the more unusual things that people in various countries around the world find attractive and sexy.
Crooked Teeth, Japan
As I’ve previously said, Western culture likes its straight line of even, whitened teeth. But unlike us Westerners, the Japanese love their crooked teeth, also called “yaeba”. It’s for this very reason dentists in Japan are in extremely high demand right now.
Scarification, Western Africa, New Guinea
There are still people in several communities of New Guinea and some African countries, who decorate their bodies with scars. The men get these scars during an initiation ceremony, whatever that may entail, but women only receive these “tattoos” as an indication of their remarkable beauty.
A heart-shaped face, South Korea
Easily the least disturbing beauty trends on this list – the heart-shaped face. Who wouldn’t want to look this beautiful? In South Korea, plastic surgery is pretty common, and this heart-shaped face operation is completely normal. Like going out to buy a new pair of jeans, only it’s for your face… and permanent. The operation often involves breaking the jaw bones into 3 smaller pieces, removing the central part, and fusing the two other parts to create a pointy chin. The only drawback of this operation is that you’d be unable to eat solid food for a while. Still worth it!
Excess weight, Mauritania
If you’re trying to seduce a Mauritanian, you better have some of those “love handles” on you, and a big fat belly. What’s even crazier, parents send their daughters to special “farms”, where they can eat up to 16,000 calories a day! Yeah, we have those too, it’s called “Grandma’s house”. Of course, where there’s excessive eating, there are also stomach illnesses, so that kinda sucks.