Growing Up Sexually


Island Carib(Lesser Antilles) (eHRAF)


IndexAmericasCaribbean, Middle / Central AmericaAntilles Island Carib


See also Martinique, Aruba


Layng (1983:p27)[1]:


"Youths were expected to be chaste, and adolescent girls were supervised closely by their mothers. A young man needed permission from a woman's parents to marry her, but once married, usually without any ceremony, he had the right to beat her to death for sexual infidelity."






Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: May 2005


[1] Layng, A. (1983) The Carib Reserve: identity and security in the West Indies. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America [eHRAF 2005]