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Femininity, excision and the application of erotic and aphrodisiac utensils in Senegal

Femininity, excision and the application of erotic and aphrodisiac utensils in Senegal

The results have shown that sexual pleasure with an excised woman are experienced and appreciated in different ways. Aphrodisiac and erotic products raise sexual desire and increase sexual pleasure. For excised Laobe and Torrodo women these products represent an embodiment of their femininity and increase the man’s sexual pleasure.

The display of ‘femininity’ enhances the psychological and affective attachment of the husband towards his wife and facilitates her access to resources she might be interested in. These erotic products are constituted of chains of beads, traditional erotic loin-cloths and a variety of incenses that stimulate all senses – the eyes and the sense of smell – and raise sexual desire. Aphrodisiac products are substances that put into the vagina to enhance the man’s sexual pleasure but very few women accept to use these products due to sentiments of humiliation related to taboos about their sexuality. The aim is to explore the multiples aspects of sexual pleasure and between couples and the diminution of sexual desire through  excision.

Speakers: Aminata Ndianor
Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2009

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