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November 27, 2007


Young Kenyan men enjoy same gifts-for-sex benefits young women have had for centuries

Charlotte Rampling in Heading South

Reuters had an article yesterday on the trend of older white English women going on vacation in Kenya, and while there, taking out hot young men, buying them clothes and expensive dinners, and having sex with them.

The white beaches of the Indian Ocean coast stretched before the friends as they both walked arm-in-arm with young African men, Allie resting her white haired-head on the shoulder of her companion, a six-foot-four 23-year-old from the Maasai tribe.

He wore new sunglasses he said were a gift from her.

"We both get something we want -- where's the negative?" Allie asked in a bar later.

Apparently the negative is that a lot of hotel managers and members of the Kenya tourism board are lumping these women in with other sex tourists who come to Kenya to pay 12 year-old girls or boys for sex.

Which is nuts. Old, wealthy sugar daddies everywhere have long enjoyed taking much younger women out, showering them with gifts, and having sex with them. Some might go so far as to marry them (Billy Joel, Donald Trump, Fred Thompson, Ben Kingsley, Les Moonves, I could go on all day) but plenty more just enjoy the arm candy for a while then drop them (George Soros).

At last, young men from poor countries with little opportunity for living in economic security get to enjoy the same temporary access to nice clothes and fancy dinners that young American women have been hustling to get their hands on forever! Why should sex-for-goods be exclusively a rich man/poor woman transaction? I'm so glad to see these enterprising young African men are finally able to exploit their youthful hotness with all the savvy of a midwestern high school dropout draping herself over aging producers at Hollywood parties.

22 year-old Joseph, a Kenyan man who says he has slept with over 100 white women, says:

"When I go into the clubs, those are the only women I look for now," he told Reuters. "I get to live like the rich mzungus (white people) who come here from rich countries, staying in the best hotels and just having my fun."

He could be half the girls in their early 20's who hang out at expensive Tribeca bars hoping to snag free drinks from an investment manager.

The movie Heading South came out in 2006 and featured Charlotte Rampling (in the photo above) traveling to Haiti to have sex with young men in the 1970's. A long article about the movie goes into all these complicated arguments about sex, economics, political power, gender roles, exploitation, and on and on.

Seems like the only new or interesting thing happening here is that the older, richer person in the dynamic is female and they have to go to other countries to find young men willing to do what many young women in rich countries have done basically forever. Yawn.

categories: Economics, Gender, International, Race, Sex
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Sooner or later one of these women is going to get robbed or hurt. That would be bad publicity for Kenya. But it shows how sexist the authorities in Kenya are if they haven't even bothered to concoct a halfway real reason (safety) and only cite "unwholesomeness".

They should encourage this. What tourist promotion authority would rather have smelly British backpackers than sober middle-aged women Getting Their Groove Back?

Posted by: T-Rock at November 27, 2007 2:47 PM

Good points about safety. The Reuters article also says that the AIDS prevalence in Kenya is 7%, so I hope these tourists aren't letting themselves get too swept away in their Terry McMillan fantasy world.

Posted by: amy at November 27, 2007 5:36 PM

No thanks. I'll have to pass on that one.
Plus most kenyan males have multi women and or more than one wife. Usually younger than us. (if not mostly). He'd just take your money and give it his actual girlfriend.
That's not love.
And the other catch is..... males will not marry females their senior anywhere on earth.
Africa least of all. I know. I'm kenyan. (actually ethiopian but i was raised in kenya).
I don't know how attractive older white women THINK they are but, come on. At some point reality has to sit in. We are not trading our 27 year old girlfriends for a 55 year old white woman.
The actions of a handful of males is not a reflection on the whole.
And those are prostitutes not "lovers". When did women start pretending male prostitutes were "lovers"?

Posted by: T. Asega at March 20, 2008 12:14 PM

How do they even know the guy's age???
Maasai never know their age.

Posted by: Asega at March 20, 2008 12:16 PM

hey, if i had the kind of money it took to fly off to Kenya and have a wild time with my sexual fantasy?
If the government allows it, let the girls have fun!....(i'd like to hear from the girls just exactly how good it is???)

Posted by: Tarzan at March 21, 2008 10:41 PM


Posted by: at May 15, 2008 6:10 PM

i think it is sick what they do because it is not right for the locals to see all this going on in the home !

Posted by: becky at June 19, 2008 5:44 PM

I am an american older woman going to Kenya and Rwanda for a safari and gorilla trek this fall. I never knew about any of this until I happened upon an article a few weeks ago. I think it sounds pretty good and I may end up going back in a year or so if I can find another lady who wants to go. I'm afraid that none of my friends would be interested in a little fling but I sure am. I think I'll scout around while I'm there this fall. If anyone might be interested post here and I'll get back to you.

Posted by: pacific_coast2 at July 6, 2008 1:28 AM

Hi Pacific Coast,

I am from Kenya - and live on the East Coast in Boston. I like the idea, but then I am a young man! Perhaps we could just have a fling here in the U.S.!
Respond and let me know.

Posted by: Harrison at July 13, 2008 1:28 PM

am around and i live in kenya. hit me if yo interested in a fling

Posted by: inlove at August 28, 2008 6:14 AM

I am a young Kenyan man (not available and financially stable) but still feel i must chip my two cents in...

Firstly the Ethiopian going on and on and on is just full of hot air... and is Ethipian (which in KEnya says a lot - LOL)

Anyway he would probably jump at the chance to stay in a half decent hotel for a while eating good and getting money and some honey (even if it comes in 70s style)...

The truth is, life is hard here and i can see lots of young men doing this... I mean, seriously, when your alternatives are:
1) steal from people
2) go hungry or
3) sleep with a 45-65 y.o. women who pretty much have looked after themselves...

i think i too would rather be having lots of indiscreet relationships for money...

I don't much like what is going on but for two reasons i would let it:
1) older men have done it for years and
2) it is probably the lesser of the evils the young men here may have to choose from.

And now i am thinking about what it would be like to sleep with an older woman... grrrrr

Posted by: utamu at October 8, 2008 1:05 AM

i m a man lookinglady outside the coutry

Posted by: waithaka at December 10, 2008 12:51 PM

This is a good idea if one is getting something after you groove. So for me also am a hardsome guy and also looking for this old white women so if you come to kenya contact me through my email abunjoniom@yahoo.com or Tel: +254725700140

Posted by: Abraham at January 21, 2009 8:50 AM

Hi pacific_coast2 am a young man and id realy be intrested to hook up with you why not bring along ur other older women. Hit me up at email. (ian2@kenyamail.net)

Posted by: Ian at January 23, 2009 4:46 AM


To you and any of you ladies coming to Nairobi please do let me know.I'll be more than pleased to show you a great time.


Posted by: BBC FOR SPONTANEOUS at January 24, 2009 11:42 AM

I am also interested such kind of women please...

Posted by: bache at March 11, 2009 6:11 AM

Get in touch with me pacific_coast2 and we can have some real fun when you are in Kenya. Get in touch at elikomia@yahoo.com

Posted by: Johnny at March 23, 2009 8:51 AM

Hello all,
So much has been talked against English Ladies who travel to Kenya in search for real sex satisfying experiences with black men. Is it not their choice to explore and experience what they want? What exploitation is it if they don’t force such black men to have sex with them, in fact, they even buy them clothes? Is this not people’s un-substantiated jealous?
Hi ladies from Western countries, why don’t you also explore Southern Africa for real sex encounters with strong African black men, honesty, friendly, and supportive. You will not even need to spend so much to get the sex pleasure you will never forget. It’s not only the Maasai who know how to do it better but generally most African men are real good. Contact me for any information of assistance or referals on muwangula@gmail.com

Posted by: Kennedy at March 26, 2009 2:59 PM

Any lady from Europe ;America & Asia who have come to explore Kenya and have fun is welcome.

Kindly contact me through my email onyangojogoo@yhaoo.co.uk.

Posted by: Samwel Omondi Ayott at April 29, 2009 9:53 AM


Posted by: van mark at May 5, 2009 2:49 AM

Hi ladies! My name is andrew and I live at Mombasa Kenya and it will be my pleasure to meet a lady who is willing to visit Kenya for fun. Age is not a barrier. 'LOVE IS A NAME AND SEX IS THE GAME, SAY THE NAME AND PLAY THE GAME TO YOUR PERFECTION".
The older the berry the sweeter it becomes. you can reach me through tamuandy@gmail.com

Posted by: andy at May 5, 2009 10:17 AM

Well, I live in Toronto Canada, and I wish I could find a woman much older than me (Im 35) to have adventurous times like that. Oh and I wouldnt charge money, just energy.

Posted by: Groovy Drew at May 20, 2009 6:43 PM

I like the old ladies coming to my country kenya to have fun.Ladies u don't have to be lonely come to kenya all. Am 24 yrs man and i love old women any time in kenya and outside. I can also travel to any country if u want me. Get me at james5k@hotmail.com

Posted by: james at June 30, 2009 5:13 AM

Hi ladies out there! am a young and handsome kenyan man aged 20 from central kenya. It will be my pleasure to meet any lady coming to kenya for fun and adventure. I'm always available and i can travel anywhere need be. for that sexy dream holiday or visit, hit me at domie90@gmail.com

Posted by: domie at July 10, 2009 8:45 AM

It is not immoral as long as it is consensual

Posted by: eliud at July 23, 2009 6:22 AM

Want to enjoy sex with an american lady. Ranging 20 to 50 years

Posted by: Victor kirubi at July 25, 2009 8:02 AM

hi ladies from west, am sam 26 am hadsome and would like to meet honesty young womam coming for visit in nairobi kenya, if need be to mariage,i know sex game very well and have nice dk, average body and self drive, chocalate, 5-55'',spoken mostly english, kikuyu and kiswahili.
working for about kshs30,000

Posted by: sam at February 11, 2010 2:01 AM

Hi ladies! My name is charles based at Mombasa Kenya and it will be my pleasure to meet a lady who is willing to visit Kenya for fun. Age is not a barrier. LOVE IS sweet and sex satisfaction with fun fun...older berries are sweeter . you can reach me through

Posted by: charles at May 6, 2010 10:30 AM

Hi Pacific cost !!! I am 35 years old handsome man from India. Why u r so much fancy about africans. Do u know Indians are more cultured than africans. As far as sex is concerned I hope u might have heared abt the KAMSUTRA written by Vatsayana. If interested just mail me at harshshruti2005@yahoo.co.in

Posted by: JAY at July 7, 2010 7:41 AM

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