A little body modification contest in Hudja, a more or less modern country located somewhere in the mountains with, however, some very tribal traditions, pretty shocking (to a stranger) views on the human body, as well as some very strange deities to worship.
The waist-cinching methods in Hudja differ a lot from the 19th century European variant where ladies were used to get a moderately sized corset and then "train" themselves to wear smaller and smaller ones. In Hudja a child gets a normally sized belt at the age of about 3 and later the size of the belt never changes as they grow up, allowing for a very smooth and painless adaptation and having a baby-size waist even in their 20s.
Small waist sizes are generally praised in Hudja, so it's no wonder there are contests where the participants show off the more extreme variants of waist reduction, as well as other breath-taking body modifications.
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