His study primarily focuses on their views of sexuality and rituals. He came to discover the initiation of Sambia boys, which was also known as male insemination. Male insemination was essentially a ritual they did to symbolize the transition of boyhood to manhood. This process involved the transition of an older male’s semen being inserted into a younger male. Semen to the male culture of Sambia was very important because it stimulates the growth of masculine char...
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