One of Femi Kuti and the Positive Force dancers

They can’t stop the dance: The Trouble with Limiting African Pleasures

The different expressions of pleasure through the African body in colonial and post colonial Africa have been strongly regulated and silenced.

Before the disruption that was colonialism, there were traditional spaces, both public and private, that allowed for the discussion of sexual matters and the expression of its pleasure. However, African sexual pleasure and dance are now being reclaimed as powerful forms of communication and expression.

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International technical guidance on sexuality education: An evidence-informed approach 
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