i hate when you voluntarily tell your parents some information about your life because you think you can trust them and then they bitch at you for it like congrats you have guaranteed that i will never tell you anything ever again
This is the first time “defloration”, as practiced in Tehuantepec, has been photographed. When a couple fears that the family of the bride will oppose their wedding (for instance, when they are too young) she is “abducted” by her boyfriend, who takes her to his parent’s home and proceeds to deflower her with his fingers. The groom’s family awaits with expectation to have the bed sheets stained with blood as proof of the woman’s innocence, but it is said that many carry little sacks of chicken blood with them to fake the loss of virginity. Graciela records the way the girl is later exhibited, adorned with red flowers and confetti, and wearing a red bandage around her head to symbolize her new condition.