Youth's Perceptions of Sexuality: Limpopo Province of South Africa
A qualitative, exploratory and decriptive study was conducted among young people in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The purpose of the study was to explore and describe the views of young people regarding sexuality. Data were collected from October 2004 to January 2005 using focus group discussions, key informant interviews, semistructures interviews and observationss. Young people's views about sexuality were centred around heterosexual intercourse. Very little was mentioned about self-esteem, body image and sexual roles despite discussions related to sexual pleasure, sexual desire and desirable bodies. No connection was made between self-esteem and sexuality.
Keywords: Sexuality, Sexual Pleasure, Sexual Desire, Self-esteem
Dr. Thelmah Xavela Maluleke
Associate Professor & Head of Department, Department Public Health, University of Venda