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Type Journal Article - Sex Education
Title Conceptualising children as sexual beings: pre-colonial sexuality education among the Gĩkũyũ of Kenya
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Volume 13
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 585-596
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681811.2013.795888
Abstract
Based on oral history accounts elicited from 25 Gĩkũyũ elders in Kenya, this paper describes a non-penetrative sexual practice, ngweko, permitted for the sake of pleasure and sexual release among circumcised and unmarried young people in the Gĩkũyũ community. Lessons that can be learned from the pre-colonial Gĩkũyũ sexuality culture are identified, and possible implications for contemporary sexuality education explored.

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