“Sex I like it, I love it, I want it all the time. (sex) I crave it, I needs it, it’s always on my mind,” so sings Ginuwine, (Ginuwine, 2003). Warped to be proud of his sexual prowess? Or as historically coming from polygamous societies is predisposed to engage in numerous sexual relations as a matter of cultural custom and necessity? After all Black males’ have higher levels of testosterone than white males (Tsai, 2006), and testosterone is linked to libido (Web MD, 2015) and infidelity (Dingfelder, 2006)
In this debate we ask our panel to explore if black males are accustomed to hyper-sexuality and infidelity to ensure they fulfil their basic evolutionary desire to reproduce. Or is this rhetoric propaganda? A study of 1000 black men by Ebony magazine revealed only 37 per cent had sex several times a week, and 21 per cent seldom had sex at all. So why do we continue to accept the mainstream representation of the black male as savage, sexually deviant, and ravenous? In addition, we must not forget maafa was very much a “sexual economy”, has this been perpetuated via the sexual labour of blacks in strip clubs, pornography, homosexuality, and popular culture?
What s true is that black men continue to be maligned, and it’s time to decide if it’s science or society that has determined his sexual identity.
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