Now that you’ve seen how big is beautiful in Mauritania, let’s talk about your neck. Come on, look at it. We dare you!
Of course, you may be one of those women graced with utter confidence about her neck, or someone whose neck is still unwrinkled, firm and strong . . . in which case, we curse you! [Just kidding!]
If you’re not one of those women, then you’re like the rest of us: a woman who looks at her neck and is stunned to see a flap or two of skin that wasn’t there just a day or a decade ago.
Perhaps you’ve thought about doing something about that flippy, flabby, fit-inducing neck of yours. You’ve done your research, and you’ve decided that the best course of action is to . . . pile on some neck rings!
What? Never seen the Kayan women of Burma and Thailand? When a Kayan girl is five years old, a single coil is applied to the neck. As the girl grows, the coil is replaced with a longer coil, then another, until the child is grown. The Kayan women consider these coils a mark of beauty.
Permanent jewelry. Hides the aging neck. Considered a mark of great beauty! Seems like a win-win, right?
Well, before you head out and wrap a coil round your neck, you may want to know that the neck rings force the collarbone and the ribs to pitch down forty-five degrees below normal. We at The Gramma Sutra believe that beauty is one thing . . . but indigestion another.
Still, the Kayan women are living proof that, in order to be sexy, sometimes you’ve got to stick your neck out!
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