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When Afro-Venezuelan children get older, girls and boys are segregated; then the father may develop some pedagogic interest in his sons, who are taught the values of the macho world, while the girls remain under the influence of their mother[1]. The transition from childhood to adulthood takes place “very quickly” and is not marked by initiation rites.

Havelock Ellis cites Ernst[2] in the observation of early masturbation among Spanish creoles.


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

Last revised: Dec 2004


[1] Pollak-Eltz, A. (1979) Socialization of Children among Afro-Venezuelans, Int Soc Sci J 31,3:470-6

[2] Ernst (1870) Anthropological researches on the population of Venezuela, Memoirs Anthropol Soc 3, [p277]; Ellis ([1925:p207])