Singaporean social media has been captivated by an unusual story concerning a family living in Woodlands New Town. A photo was posted by a member of the family earlier this week, and it has since gone viral, receiving thousands of comments from members of the public. The image depicts a unexpected scene: a male and a female lie in bed, in the middle of intercourse, while members of their family watch on. The intimate moment was captured by the man’s uncle, who revealed it was a family tradition that has been passed down through generations.
“While most people may consider it odd, for our family there is nothing more proud than celebrating a son, brother or nephew having sex for the first time,” wrote the uncle, in a post accompanying the explicit photo. “We see it as the last step on the long journey to adulthood, and it’s also a special chance to witness the moment that a new life is formed.” The uncle explained that he’d also had his family present to witness his first intercourse. “I felt less nervous having my family there to accompany me, and also give me guidance on how to proceed. At first I had trouble entering my girlfriend, but my mother suggested I take things more slowly and relax, and I was able to eventually slip it in.” The photograph also captures the man’s mother and sister, who were sitting on the edge of the bed to provide tips and encouragement. “I snapped the photo right at the moment before he came, and it was truly a beautiful scene.”
Feedback on social media has been divided over the family’s unusual tradition, with some Singaporean netizens labelling it as unnatural and obscene. “It’s quite disgusting that such a private act must be witnessed by the man’s who family,” wrote one commenter. “Sex is something that should be behind closed doors, without your parents and siblings observing.” Meanwhile, some users did have more positive thoughts on the practice. “I think it’s actually quite charming that the family supports their children so much during a pivotal moment in their development. It can’t hurt to have some extra advice when things are hard.”