In Acharrioni culture, the body and the soul are viewed as one and the same, created from small pieces of divine godlings. Because of this, bodies are seen as nothing less than sacred objects, to be treated with reverence and care. Hair, for example, is styled and cut differently at specific life stages, signifying shifts in spiritual development. Scars, on the other hand, can be a point of contention with some Acharrioni; while some view it with little concern, understanding it as an early return to the godling, others see them as signs of immense disrespect toward something sacred.
This treatment of the body and the soul also heavily impacts courting rituals; while customs differ regionally, all are developed to encourage the utmost respect when engaging with the body of another. Marriage rituals are equally complex, and vary so greatly across Acharrio that intercity marriage is often discouraged altogether. After all, every custom must be honored, no matter how they clash. A marriage is blessed if both the coming-of-age and courtship rituals have been completed, the couple is of a similar age, and the match appears to be in true balance.
This connects back to the Acharrioni concepts of Order and Chaos within the individual, which are key components of the Acharrioni gender matrix. Chaotic personalities are viewed as feminine and orderly ones as masculine. One’s sex plays no part in the determination of gender; the default assumption is you are the gender affiliated with your godling’s predisposition. That gender is also expected to change over the years as you develop emotionally and spiritually–should one remain too consistently orderly or chaotic, it is often a sign of trouble.
Same sex relationships are neither uncommon nor opposed–their prevention of unwanted pregnancies is actually quite useful in the dry seasons, especially because child-rearing is viewed as a community responsibility. So long as one partner falls more toward the chaotic while the other falls toward the orderly, all is well within the union.