Some men also considered the small steps women were forced to take after this ritual to be more feminine.
Scars marked his face from ritual cuttings done in his tribe.
For men, masturbation is taken for granted as being routine as brushing their teeth (perhaps even more frequent a ritual).
ritual rit·u·al (rĭch'ōō-əl)
A detailed act or series of acts carried out by an individual to relieve anxiety or to forestall the development of anxiety.