There are many things about the topic of sex that I would like to talk about today!
First of all, I and the other residents of Peter’s Place are sick and tired of the non-stop fornication taking place by the pool and elsewhere. You see, David Livingston just can’t seem to control himself or get enough of sex. He is constantly roaming the compound looking to have sex. When he does score, he is very loud ( the panting is out of control), he scratches, he can last up to 25 minutes non-stop and then like a typical man, when he is done he simply strolls away. No cuddle, no I love you, nothing.
David Livingston is about to sent to live somewhere else. In case you are wondering, he is a tortoise. And he is insatiable. In case you don’t believe me here is the living proof – by the way he is the tiny one on top (his small size may be part of the problem)
I am happy to get that out of my system. And rest assured that I am not the only disturbed by this insatiable man. Yesterday at work the following email popped in my inbox:
I was focused on my work for the last 20 minutes and ignoring these odd sounds. Then it strikes me, what is that noise???? Does the cat have a furball? I look up and it is that damn David Livingstone, he finally caught up with the lady!!! The producers of red bull et all really must look into this turtle business cause ole david continued to show who was boss for another good 7 minutes!!!! I agree with Jetske, the turtles must go!
Dr. Natasha Ward
International Trade Consultant
I have nothing further to add to this particular topic…except I will let you know when Jetske finally finds a new home for the horny little guy.
Next on my list is the culture of some Motswana – referring to certain individual residents of Botswana. Sometimes I feel like I am living in San Francisco in the 1960s. For a country that takes religion very seriously, I find myself continually astounded by the prevalent attitude towards sex. Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly no prude that is for sure but neither do I feel that it is ever appropriate to be in a committed or any type relationship for that matter with one person and sleeping with someone else. I just don’t get that!!!!
Why on earth if you love a person and are happy in your relationship would EVER want to have sex with someone else (usually very randomly)?????
Really, come on people, HIV and AIDS are an epidemic here….do you really want to risk dying a horrible death just for an organism, if you are lucky????
Okay, next on my hit list…a couple of weeks ago I was in the front seat of our work truck and the back-seat was occupied by three men I didn’t know. Boys will be boys, and eventually the discussion turned to women. You guessed it, who to sleep with and who you should or should not marry. My very dear friend Lawrence had to keep me from levitating off the front seat and strangling someone when the conversation went like this:
“I am going to go to Swaziland to find a woman to marry. The women are very beautiful there. Much better than here in Botswana. But the only problem is you can’t return the goods. Once you marry a Swazi woman you are struck with her and she brings her mother too. You can never get rid of her.”
My lips are still swollen and bruised from biting them so I could keep control of my temper. Oh, don’t worry, of course I didn’t keep totally quiet but wow, I really wish that I had a gun because I would have used it.
So to end on a positive note, not all men are asses. One of the HIV/AIDS prevention protocols is advocating for Safe Male Circumcision. In Botswana, the practice of circumcision performed at birth was stopped by the British Government when Botswana was a British Protectorate. Recently the Ministry of Health set a target of 80 percent or 480,000 of HIV negative men to be circumcised by 2016, the national Vision year. Circumcision makes a difference because the inner part of the foreskin contains more cells that are highly susceptible to HIV infection than the rest of the penis. These are the cells with a receptor that allows HIV to enter the body, like a lock with a key. When an uncircumcised man has sex, the receptor cells are exposed, thus putting him at risk of HIV infection if his female partner is positive. By removing the foreskin you reduce the number of these cells on the penis and lower the risk of a man acquiring HIV during sexual intercourse.
Since coming here I have meet several brave men who have undergone this procedure. It takes real courage, determination and conviction to have this procedure as an adult man. But these men illustrate that they not only care about their own health and wellness but that of their partners as well. With leadership such as theirs I hope that a new generation of Batswana are HIV negative.
For those of you still reading! Thanks for letting me get this off my chest! And I leave you with a picture of the beautiful moon with a golden glow around it (and a head shot of Natasha, who will kill me for putting it on my blog). But in fairness we were all outside looking at it sans proper clothing (not a bra or panties present). My, how Africa has changed me……I have never worn less clothing publicly in my life!