Phallusy by the sea

2010-06-26 09:53

It is estimated that there have been 650 000 female sex tourists in

the past three decades who favour ­countries with a ­surplus of unemployed young

men like ­Jamaica, which gets 80 000 Western sex tourists yearly.

This trend is catching on in Africa too, with Gambia, Senegal,

Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, ­Zanzibar and Uganda among some

of the most favoured haunts for tourists who want to taste “dark berries”.

In Zanzibar, holiday romances between white ­tourists and locals

are as common as postcards of dhows cruising past an ­orange sun setting into

the ocean.

More so in resort destinations like Nungwi and Kiwengwa which teem

with old, middle-aged and overweight women draped with handsome local men.

In return for “companionship”, the madam pays for her toy boy’s

food and drinks. He also gets monetary parting gifts and the “lucky” ones get

European fiancees who send them anything from $200 to $2 000 a month.

These toy

boys are also showered with iPods, designer sneakers and other ­gadgets.

British researchers Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor and Julia O’Connell

Davidson pin the phenomenon on white women’s ­“racist ideas” about black men

being ­“hyper-sexual” and unable to control themselves.

They say: “This enables them to ­rationalise why such young and

desirable men would be eager for sex with them without having to think they are

in it for economic reasons only.”

When in Africa, European sex tourists are in the mythical land of

big, black ­penises and rolling ­buttocks.

So much so that the Spanish embassy in Bamako, Mali, tried in vain

to counsel a woman against marrying a local she fell pregnant with and married

within three months of meeting.

They say they are weary of ­having to deal with

marriages that ­unravel when reality sinks in.

Tourism is the backbone of many ­developing countries’ economies

but sex tourism does not sit well with ­governments that are concerned about its

impact on the spread of HIV/Aids.

This is not an unwarranted concern considering some European women

go to pick-up bars before they even see their hotel rooms.



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