Premarital chastity was strictly enforced for girls between puberty and marriage; if caught, lovers were flogged (Malcolm, 1923). This did not last long, usually a few months (age of “puberty” seemed to occur at about age 11-15 in girls, and 13 for boys).
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 Malcolm, L. W. G. (1923) Notes on birth,
marriage and death ceremonies of the Etap tribe, central