Wasting semen: Context and condom use among the Maasai

  title={Wasting semen: Context and condom use among the Maasai},
  author={Ernestina Coast},
  journal={Culture, Health \& Sexuality},
  pages={387 - 401}
  • E. Coast
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Sociology
  • Culture, Health & Sexuality
Motivations for condom use are intricate and the behaviour of individuals and couples takes place in complex sociocultural settings. This study examines in detail the sociocultural context of condom use among the Maasai, an east African agropastoralist population. A review of the ethno‐demographic literature demonstrates the sociocultural significance of semen in a range of settings. A detailed description of Maasai values relating to semen is followed by an analysis presenting results from a… 
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