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  1. Dry and tight : sexual practices and potential AIDS risks in Zaire.

    Article - En anglais

    Both men and women in central Zaire like a « dry, tight » vagina because it increases pleasure during sexual intercourse.

    In focus group interviews, they described wiping and washing procedures, as well as 30 different substances, mostly leaves and powders, that women can insert into the vagina to produce the desired effects.

    Women who use leaves said they crush them, insert them for several hours, then remove them before intercourse.

    Women who insert powders leave them in place during intercourse.

    Individual interviews with 99 women (half of them unmarried prostitutes and half married women) showed that over one-third of each group had used intravaginal drying or tightening substances at some time.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Croyance, Immunopathologie, Vagin, Milieu culturel, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Hémopathie, Femme, Homme, Facteur risque, Zaïre, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Belief, Immunopathology, Vagina, Cultural environment, Female genital diseases, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Hemopathy, Woman, Human, Risk factor, Zaire, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0641578

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.