Sex And the Caribbean Man


 The Quest For Superpenis


Ras Roots Research Project

: Aprosdiacs

  1. UWI studies Caribbean men and sex
  2. Main Entry: aph·ro·di·si·ac
    Pronunciation: "a-fr&-'dE-zE-"ak, -'di-zE-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Greek aphrodisiakos sexual, gem with aphrodisiac properties, from aphrodisia heterosexual pleasures, from neuter plural of aphrodisios of Aphrodite, from AphroditE
    Date: 1719
    1 : an agent (as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire
    2 : something that excites


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Sarsaparilla has a noticeable aphrodisiac effect, thus explaining the popularity ... content.'
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When the French latched on to it (Sarsaparilla), they immediately hailed it as a wondrous aphrodisiac and, by slapping heavy taxes on it, further enhanced its status as a drink for the rich and decadent.


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A nourishing blend of peanuts, a cream base along with a touch of rum makes for an interesting blend that keeps Jamaica yearning for more.  The notion of peanut as a natural aphrodisiac has made this drink quite popular with both males and females





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Muirapauma Root, a shrub native to Brazil, has long been used as a powerful aphrodisiac. Other herbal ingredients are reputed to be hormone balancers. Damiana has demonstrated to be an excellent tonic for sexual organs; the Chinese herb Schizandra has shown to enhance sexual performance in men; and Ginseng's centuries-old aphrodisiac use is well known worldwide. Problems such as male impotence could be physical in origin, such as a biological hormonal imbalance, or it could be the result of excessive stress or other psychological factors. Several of the ingredients of this formulation contain natural compounds called “steroidal glycosides” that directly affect hormone production, and may very well influence emotions.



Several religious groups or cults, primarily the Rastafarians, traditionally have used marijuana (called "ganja" in Jamaica) as a sacramental drug. Cultivated clandestinely in mountainous areas, ganja is rolled into huge flute-shaped cigarettes called spliffs and smoked. In other popular uses, ganja leaves are baked into small cakes, brewed for tea, soaked in rum, drunk with roots as an aphrodisiac, used as a poultice to reduce pain and swelling, or used popularly as a cold remedy




A few years ago several sex survey studies at the UWI Gender Affairs indicate that Caribbean men in particular are very penis-oriented and while they love receiving head, they do not particularly enjoy reciprocating. The study also went on to show that Caribbean women are also very much to blame for this denial of their pleasure. Many women admitted to faking orgasms or simply being passive during sex. We have not been as insistent as our North American and European sisters about sitting on our men’s faces and telling them, “Go to town!” But maybe things are looking up. I have seen among the younger generation of men who have been more exposed to foreign influences, learning the secrets to a woman’s joy and thank goodness for the female rappers who have put it bluntly- “Lick it now, lick it good, suck this pussy just like you should.”


Caribbean Women More Sexually Demanding

By Olivia Mejias

CARIBBEAN women in the age group 15 to 24 no longer accept the "slam bam no orgasm" style of lovemaking from their men

The women, especially Antiguan women, simply move on to another partner if they are dissatisfied, according to Dr Everold Hosein, organizer of a workshop currently being conducted at the Trinidad Hilton on "Sexual Pleasure, Sexual Health for the Prevention of HIV/Aids".


The workshop is a collaborative effort of the UWI School of Continuing Studies, the Caribbean Population and Family Health Program, the European Union and the Caribbean Foundation for Reproductive and Sexual Health. It was organized in an effort to educate, social workers, counselors, nurses and other reproductive health workers in the ways of combining the teaching of proper sexual and reproductive health, with the teaching of sexuality and sexual pleasure.

Topics at yesterday's conference included "Sex in Calypso, Shaping our Sexual Attitudes", "Aids in the Caribbean" and "Caribbean Men as Poor Lovers-Mutual Sexual Incompetence".

On the topic of Aids in the Caribbean, director of the UNAIDS Caribbean Program, Dr Jacob Gayle, revealed that between 1982 to 1997 an estimated 300,000 people in the Caribbean were living with HIV while 110,000 have died as a result of the disease. Some 50 per cent of all new recorded infections were among the 15 to 24 age group.

Speaking on the theme of "Caribbean Men as Poor Lovers" Hosein went back to the 1996 study which showed that an overwhelming amount of women fake orgasms. Hosein said that many nurses reported that there was a level of "emotional suffering" within the lives of their clients.

According to Hosein, one of the reasons women gave for faking orgasms were: "Men are stupid. They want us to make plenty noise so we make plenty noise so that they can finish fast and in some cases because it is painful." According to Hosein, the women in the study referred to men's approaches to lovemaking as: "Ram, slam, bang, scram... Wining on a bumsee, that maybe is the extent of foreplay...

"What is not usually discussed in the Caribbean, and in fact worldwide to some extent, is the whole issue of sexual pleasure. People some how think that is supposed to come to us instinctively and this dependence on instinct has contributed to enormous emotional suffering because of the absence of sexual pleasure in many relationships," said Hosein. Reproductive health workers from every Caribbean island, Guyana,
Suriname and other parts of South America are participating in this
workshop, which will run until the end of the week.

Article taken from, The General Internet Express, Article published February 3rd, 1998



08-04-2002 - Jamaica Observer

THEIR meat is considered a delicacy and their eggs an aphrodisiac. That has proved to be a deadly combination for the turtles that live in Jamaican waters. And it shows. While no specific figures are available for the island's sea turtle population, it has declined so rapidly in the past two decades or so, according to the National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA), that turtles are these days found in only about 25 per cent of the historically-known nesting beaches. So NEPA, and other Jamaican environmentalists, are on a campaign to build awareness about the problem and, hopefully, help in a regeneration of the turtle population.







While a great deal of interest is placed on finding the right or the best stimulant for their libido, one central factor seems to be missing and that is the mind or psychological factor.

One of the misconceptions among many males is that their penis is tool or weapon to do damage with and if that penis is not able to do damage then his pride is now threatened, and fear scandal as being “soft”.


Which brings to mind the question of the role women play in man’s desire for aphrodisiacs. Are women also in the quest for superpenis?

Some females are very demanding sexually. Their sexual maintenance can be costly to a man with less compatible energy. So, some men feel like they do need something extra to “handle the ride”, and not become the subject in Tanya Stevens song who “couldn’t handle the ride” to do what is necessary.


 But, on the other hand, some women are militantly opposed to any sexual interaction with any man who falls short of their expectation in size of the phallus. To them size and stamina is primarily important. Caribbean women are well known for their spicy foods, and making the traditional juices and brews. Often times what they prepare is prepared with some intension to exite or stimulate sexually, a sense of responsibility to do what is necessary in helping their husbands or lovers maintain potency.


The relationship between sex and music is traditional. But strangely, in regards to reggae, sexual bravado, male shovanism, and the praise of aphrodisiacs is most discouraging, and maybe the symptom of something lacking. There is a overdose of sex without sensuality or foreplay. Dancehall reggae, in particular has become an orgy of non-sensual obsession with penis violence, what I call the “kill yu wid it” syndrome.


Many men suffer physically and psychologically from this overtly aggressive approach to sex. heart attacks, strokes, exhaustion, torn tissues, hair cuts, premature ejaculation, the inability to pace one’s self and sustain long periods of pleasure without ejaculating, and most importantly, the inability to allow the female to lead or conduct the process to her satisfaction. Many males are robed of the benefits and pleasure in sex because of the misconception that they have to be in charge control the situation, not knowing that if only they could relax, the woman, in many cases, is capable of getting on top and be as effective in conducting the situation pleasurably.


 In fact, some women are orgasmic only when on top. Besides, a speed-up genital or “super penis” is not necessary for a woman to have an orgasm. Every part of the body is capable of stimulating the woman’s body to a climatic peak, when the proper rhythm and pressure is applied. Anywhere from the top of the head to the soul of the feet, the whole body including the mind is applicable to sexual intercourse, the penis is just a fraction of the whole.


The quest started out  for most Caribbean men early in our childhood. I can remember myself at about the age of twelve, in Jamaica, hearing older men expressing the belief that to have a big “hood” (penis) you’ll have to find a big paupaa tree an hit the tree with your genital three times or seven times, I can’t recall the number of times, at present, but it was a number of times. You can imagine the number of paupaa trees that were, and most likely, still been sexually assaulted.  Did it work? The jury is still out. But one thing for sure the belief is very popular, almost legendary in Jamaica.


Another source of pressure for men to persue the myth of superpenis comes from man’s insecurity with his penis. Phallus fixation is at some point in the development of boys, a common problem. Peer pressure is often the inspiration. Boys like to compare their rate of sexual development physically and further, as they mature, in their scoring of sexual partners. Penis size an pubic hair contest is a part of the cultural orientation for the Caribbean man. Those with well-developed organs gain bragging rights: those less fortunate are usually laughed at.  


Women are more durable sexually

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