Challenging the Namibian perception of sexuality.
This book breaks new ground by challenging taboos surrounding the subject of sexuality and providing a case study of sexual relations sexual relations
1. Sexual intercourse.
2. Sexual activity between individuals. amongst the Ovahimba and Ovaherero in northwestern Namibia. Among the many interesting findings we learn that boys are regarded as female before circumcision circumcision (sûr'kəmsĭzh`ən), operation to remove the foreskin covering the glans of the penis. It dates back to prehistoric times and was widespread throughout the Middle East as a religious rite before it was introduced among the ; children explore sexuality through engaging in sexual games condoned by adults; and same-sex sexual practices exist in a variety of settings.
The book explores the socio-cultural environment and historical changes that impact on sexual norms A sexual norm can refer to a personal or a social norm. Most cultures have social norms regarding sexuality, and define normal sexuality to consist only of certain legal sex acts between individuals who meet specific criteria of age, relatedness or social role and status. and values, and provides valuable insights for stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. to develop better strategies for tackling the rapid spread of AIDS in this region.
Gamsberg Macmillan, Windhoek 2002