Tradition of waist beads

African tradition of waist beads developed during the ancient times. In Ancient Egypt they were identified as girdles worn by women as a status symbol. In West Africa, the tradition was popular for the Yoruba tribe. The tradition of waist beads originated among the Yoruba tribe mainly in Nigeria. Yoruba women wore waist beads during traditional ceremonies. Women who were given waist beads during marriage ceremonies would add more waist beads to seduce their husbands but tradition forbids a woman from showing her marital waist beads to a person of the opposite sex outside the marriage. The tradition of waist beads is also in Ghana where they signified wealth and aristocracy as well as femininity. In Ghanaian culture, waist beads play a significant role in the customs of self expression. Beads in Ghanaian culture can be used as a tool for communication to express messages, symbols, or ideas. Modern tradition of waist beads is for weight control and management. Waist beads can be given during Tribal ceremonies as part of tradition. For example, when a young girl is becoming of age, she is adorned with beads. Waist beads were worn for spiritual purposes among many West African tribes for spiritual protection. They believed the beads impact the knowledge and wisdom of family ancestors. Waist beads worn for a particular significance can attract spiritual energy based on the sequences of color, their importance and symbolism. This can bring a source of inspiration and spiritual enlightenment which is why some waist beads are created to wear for an intended purpose. Women in Guinea would wear waist beads as tradition to indicate their marital status. If their waist beads were visible that means they have no suitor. If their waist beads are hidden, that indicates that they have a suitor or a partner and waist beads are only mean to be seen by their lover or husband. Traditionally, belly dancers or Islamic women in East African cultures would display their beads over their clothes or on bare midriffs. Women from several other African countries have been known to wear waist beads for tradition. A few of those African countries are: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

Waist Beads for Intimacy

Hello everyone!

I wanted to discuss waist beads and why so many women are interested in the benefit of wearing them, especially in the bedroom. I have sold waist beads to several women all over the country and even a few men who purchased for a special woman in their life. I was told by a few men that they enjoy seeing waist beads on a woman’s body because it is like a decoration. But waist beads are more than decoration to enhance a womans physique. Waist beads can be used for several reasons but to heighten an intimate connection between two lovers is one of the benefits of wearing waist beads for intimacy.

In my first blog I explained how you can use waist beads for celibacy purposes based on my own personal choice. Waist beads traditionally are worn for spiritual purposes however women can wear them for their own personal reason. For this blog I decided to share some information for those who are interested in how they can use waist beads to enhance an intimate connection for them and their partner or lover. Historically, African women would use waist beads to lure their suitable mates by rattling the beads for seduction. Women wearing the waist beads during love making with those mates would create an erotic pleasure due to the sight of the beads that enhances a woman’s physique and also the sound of the beads during the love making experience

Your entire sexual world will be a deeper level of passion when you wear waist beads for your partner.

Heres a few reasons why:

  1. You will look amazing with your beads on and your partner will be more attracted to your body

  2. It gives you the freedom to be versatile with your sexual life. For example: switching out waist beads, wearing different colors for different moods, or different styles and designs on occasion

  3. A deeper spiritual connection can develop through waist beads and praying with your partner

  4. Attract and transfer energy between lovers. For example: a waist bead designed for your chakra energy can be worn to inspire, create, prosper which can be transmitted through sexual energy

  5. Recharge your sexuality and sensuality. For example: creating a desire for a sexual fantasy

  6. Celebrate your unique style through this exotic jewelry and expression of the love you share

I hope you found this information helpful the next time you’re considering wearing waist beads for your lover! Thank you for reading and visiting my website! Please leave comments, ask questions and share experiences

Waist Beads for Celibacy


Waist beads are worn for many purposes and purity is one of them for young women. However, waist beads can be given as a gift to women who are preparing to marry. If you are single or do not have a lover in your life, you can still wear waist beads to prepare you to become a wife. 

Waist beads can be worn to enhance a sexual experience between a woman and her husband. They help incite an emotional connection between the two. Now if you are single or unmarried, you may still want to wear beads for a better sexual experience but what if you are celibate?

I recently made the decision to save myself until marriage. I have been celibate for over 3 years. I decided to become celibate to strengthen my relationship with God and save myself for my partner. I would love to be married one day. I believe sexual experiences should be cherished. 

Waist beads can be used as reminder of your celibacy journey and what it means to you. Traditionally, waist beads are worn only for a womans husband but if you wish to be married you can wear them for yourself until that husband finds you and makes you his wife. 

If you are not celibate you can still wear them for sexual pleasure but if you are they can be used as a tool to remind you of what you wish to receive from your marriage based on the creation of the bead and the devotion you have to saving yourself for your future partner