While there is nothing wrong with being discreet about sex, it is nonsensical to still be so secretive about it. A recent art exhibition in Johannesburg set out to break through the silence and got LINEO SEGOETE thinking
Virginity is essentially a social construct which defines sex in very narrow ways and in this way provides an avenue for the policing, demonization and shaming women’s bodies. The incredible, often ridiculous, worth attached to a woman’s virginity, as well as sexuality, has derailed the general progress of womanhood.
Culture can be defined as a continuous process of change that gives a community a sense of identity, dignity, continuity, security
and that binds it together. It includes beliefs, art, morals, law, customs and any other capabilities and habits acquired by its people. Traditional values, on the other hand, are attitudes, beliefs and actions that are standards of behaviours by which society expects its members to abide. They guide human behaviour in interpersonal, group and intergroup communications and relationships. Cultural and traditional values influence spheres of social activity such as family life, health, education, wealth distribution, politics and government. In Africa, as elsewhere, values are dynamic and continuously interact with their internal and external environment.
Many of us believe talking about sex should be saved for drinks with the boys or get togethers with the girls. But more people, especially women, need to talk openly about ideas of pleasure.
Sex for women often comes down to marriage and reproduction, with the central idea being that you must give your vagina to your husband and then birth a child. Notions of masturbation and women’s pleasure are often taboo however more women need to start touching themselves and discovering pleasure as a principle that is integral to sex
Zimbabwe has been labelled the highest consumer of condoms in the world, the National Aids Council has revealed. A safe sex practice which has helped the reduction of HIV infections in the country
It’s beautiful that Africa consists of mainly conservative societies because this has kept our heterogeneous beauty intact. But issues such as promiscuity, unplanned pregnancies, slut-shaming, flight-brides, can be resolved, if women are allowed to openly embrace their sexuality instead of being repressed by the very structures meant to protect them
As much as sex is a taboo in many circles, more and more scientific studies are investigating its physical and psychological intricacies. A recent study has revealed results showing possible dangers to the male anatomy caused by some of the more ‘exotic’ positions of engaging in the act
Unlike in America where men are finally being jailed for posting revenge porn, here in Uganda it’s the woman who is made to feel she has committed a crime. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim in the first place.