We think there is a serious lack of relevant and useful information about the sexuality of African women. This blog is a space for African women to share tips, experiences and more...
Published on: 13 October 2016 by in Relationships
Sex and the Differently Abled African Woman

Ever since I moved back to the Continent (I live in the Western Cape of South South Africa), I’ve found myself spending more time indulging in one of my favorite pastimes: People watching. There is a healthy mixture of all sorts of people in the part of the Rainbow Nation where I live, however it […]

Published on: 12 October 2016 by in General Issues
Hard ons and condoms

My friend and I were chatting recently about men who do not like to use condoms, or say that they loose their hard ons when they put on condoms. We both have experience with men who have said this to us and so I’m wondering how wide spread or not this is. In my case […]

Published on: 07 October 2016 by in Creative Non Fiction
Surgical Miscarriage Mismanagement

The first time I fell pregnant I kept my fit bit on, did my 10,000 steps a day, went to the gym three or four times a week and stopped playing squash. I read somewhere that pregnant women could keep up with whatever exercise regime they already had (but this is not the time to […]

Published on: 24 September 2016 by in bisexual, General Issues
Making consent sexy

One time I was hanging out with a bunch of new friends. We were in a friend’s newly rented apartment. There were about six of us, and so we were all camping out on the floor on airbeds. We had spent the night talking about sex, and I for one was feeling more than a little […]

Published on: 17 September 2016 by in Creative Non Fiction
‘Just the way I am’ by Guest Contributor Wolverine

We have only just started summer, but already its so hot and with my exam and portfolio  deadlines only about 48 hours away, i think that certainly turns the heat up. I couldn’t concentrate,  I took my clothes off and then I snapped a few pics. Not for anyone in particular,  I just wanted to […]

Published on: 07 September 2016 by in Creative Non Fiction
‘Sexuality: Thoughts of a Pregnant African Woman’ by Guest Contributor Kalya

When I was young and naïve, I used to think that when a woman gets married God plants a seed in her belly which grows into a baby. How else could one explain why a woman’s tummy swells a while after her wedding? Then when the time is right the belly button would open up […]

Published on: 07 September 2016 by in General Issues
Nana Yaa Jamican Pushes the Envelope in ‘Awurama’

Two lovers are locked in an embrace on the sofa, their dewy bodies clinging to the leather. He’s kissing her tenderly, eventually drawing his lips between the space between her navel and her thighs. She responds with her back arched, ready…receiving. Unable to contain his desire, he hoists her onto his hips and carries her […]

Published on: 31 August 2016 by in Fiction
‘Amazons and Supergirls’ by Guest Contributor Kayy

James tossed and turned in the huge mahogany bed. Agitated, he kept changing sleeping postures, hoping to find just the right spot on the large bed. However, neither the Egyptian orthopaedic pillows nor the cherubs sculpture fixed to the massive chandelier did anything to aid his restlessness. He finally gave up and looked across the […]

Published on: 29 August 2016 by in General Issues

[In this conversation, Awino Okech and Nana Darkoa chat about the politics of bodies, debates on sex positivity, feminisms, sexualities and resisting patriarchy. Join the conversation in the comments box] N.D.S: I have been thinking a lot about body politics. Our individual relationships with our bodies, the struggle some of us have to love our bodies, […]

Published on: 26 August 2016 by in Creative Non Fiction
‘I am tired of bad sex’ by Guest Contributor Ruby Woo

I am tired of bad sex. Now don’t get me wrong: throughout my twenties, I have had some of the most adventurous and thrilling sexual experiences. But this period also came with some very awkward, uncomfortable and downright displeasurable sexual encounters. And unfortunately, for many women dating cisgender straight men, this is an all too […]