There are many diverse, fascinating, dangerous and downright painful rituals to mark the transition from boy to man.

Samoan boys are tattooed from chest to knees in a marathon ceremony; South African Xhosa boys are circumcised and isolated in bush huts for three weeks and Australian Aboriginal communities have ancient, secret, highly structured initiation ceremonies for their young men.

But what if your culture doesn’t have a rite of passage? Is it the moment you lose your virginity, get your license or are legally allowed to buy a beer at the local pub?

This week’s Insight speaks to a range of males on what helped shape their identity as a man, and whether boys need rituals to successfully transition into manhood.