Visiting the Northeast I did a lot of kissing people on both cheeks. Not really kissing, but cheek to cheek air kissing, they also did a lot of sniffing. Well sniffing of my son. As we said by to people, they’d grab his arm and sniff it. Seriously, people he met on the airplane did this. Heck, I understand, I sniff my kid all the time because he’s so baby yummy. However, I learned of a new custom while we were visiting. In fact, my husband hadn’t heard of this, and he lived in the Northeast.
See someone told me that moms or those that really love a baby, will sniff its penis.
Yes, you read me right, they sniff the penis. I confirmed this as a normal thing, and not viewed as weird. Yeah strangers are not gonna be ripping off your kid’s diaper, but kind of like how I like to nuzzle my childs hair and smell his sweetness… well yeah you get the idea.
Just thought I would share, never ever heard of this in Sao Paulo… but heck, I was spending a lot more time with real Brazilians the last few weeks than ever before.
I just couldn’t think of an appropriate photo for this post.