Growing Up Sexually



WAHIWÉ (Angola)




Featured: Babunda, Luimi, Umbundu, Bajok / Badjok, Wahiwé



Among the Wahiwé described by Falk (1925)[1] solitary masturbation is regarded as suspicious, though homosexual acts occur in both sexes from age 7 to 18. There is also age-stratified male homosexuality with boys 12 to 15 years old.












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] Falk, K. (1925) Gleichgeschlechtliches Leben bei einigen Negerstämme, Archiv f Anthropol 20:42-5; Italiaander, R. (1969) Beobachtungen bei den Negern, in Italiaander, R. (Ed.) Weder Krankheit Noch Verbrechen. Hamburg: Gala, p100-27