Growing Up Sexually


SOUMOO / WOOLWA (Nicaragua)


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Speaking of the 1866-7 period, Wickham (1895:p205)[1]: “Female children are betrothed to young men whist they are still almost babies. The custom is that the future bridegroom resides with the father-in-law elect, and overlooks the education of his future wife, until such time [?] as she becomes fitted to be taken to his own lodge. At such time they seem to be much petted, and not a little spoilt”.












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] Wickham, H. A. (1895) Notes on the Soumoo or Woolwa Indians, of BlewfieldsRiver, MosquitoTerritory, J Anthropol Instit Great Britain & Ireland 24:198-208