RELIGION
05/21/2014 10:43 am ET Updated May 21, 2014

In Muslim Indonesia, Multitudes Seek Salvation At Shrine For Ritual, Anonymous Sex

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When they arrive at the shrine, known as Gunung Kemukus, they offer prayers and flowers at a sacred grave. Then, they find a stranger for anonymous sex.

When I arrive there, darkness is starting to shroud the hillside. By candlelight, people are sitting on mats around sacred dewadaru trees and amidst the twisting roots of massive fig trees. There are lots of women standing by themselves and lots of men in groups.

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