Waist beads are worn by some women in different parts of Africa.They are very common among women in the Krobo land in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the Akan women, and other ethnic groups in Ghana.
It holds certain fascination for many as some wonder why women wear the beads around their waists. One thing i’m certain of however is that it holds sexual appeal for many as the waist vibrates rythmically when it is worn
Waist beads have, for a very long time, been associated with female sex and sexuality. They are believed to possess great erotic appeal and the ability and power to provoke sexual desire and deep emotions from the opposite sex. Primarily, a traditional female beauty enhancer, they are worn to accentuate feminism and beauty, drawing focal attention to the hips, bum and thighs as well as their movement.
Some consider it as old fashioned and no longer trendy in modern times but a good number of people especially the young people still wear it. Wearing beads on the waist these modern days however means different things to different people.
Though nobody can state when and how women started wearing beads in Nigeria, different people have accepted it and wear it to enhance their waist.
Women wear beads of given length around their waists. It is believed that by wearing these waist beads, fat will not go to the belly. Instead fat will go to the hips, butt, and legs.
Another thing is waist beads is used to determine or check weight, so when the beads get loose, you know you have lost weight and when they get tighter, you know you have added weight and can adjust your eating habits.
All in all, the use of waist bead is fascinating and worth a try.