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Year: 2013 Type: Book Chapter Language: English

Sylvia Tamale describes how women have become subject to moralism, shame and sex negativity. Tamale explores how the institution of Ssenga among the Banda in Uganda, has endured and changed. Formerly an education by aunts for nieces on how to become good wives and pleasure husbands, it is now as often a commercial service for better sex and relationships. Both earlier and current versions of Ssenga largely focus on conformist scripts, privileging men’s pleasure over women’s. However, some have included elements of subversion, such as one charismatic Ssenga of today, who with a similar dynamism to evangelical priests, teaches women clitoral orgasm and ejaculation.

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