Growing Up Sexually











IndexAfricaSudan Mandari

(Nuba, Shilluk, Bari, Dinka, Baja, Kuku, Dogons, Yoruba, Mandari; ®Zande)



As described by Buxton (1963)[1], a specific courting hut (lomore) allows a free atmosphere for adolescent [the exact age at which it is entered is not given] girls to meet boys, ten in one hut, where “parents as a whole do not interfere with the flirtations of their daughters. […] There may be affectionate petting- stroking and caressing- but sexual intercourse does not take place. […] huts are not places for affairs or sexual licence”.














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

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Buxton, J. (1963) Girls’ Courting Huts in Western Mandari, Man 63:49-51