This paper explores the lives of gay men undergoing traditional . basis of their openness about their sexuality and traditional manhood status.
When sex means reproduction, certain proclivities may simply not be part of cultural models of sexuality. Barry and Bonnie Hewlett had been studying the Aka and Ngandu people of central Africa for many years before they began to specifically study the groups' sexuality.
There have been other indicators that the transition from boyhood to adulthood within many African ethnic groups involved same-sex sexual.