Sexual healing: An African sex safari

As I climbed into the passenger seat of an old white Astra, township tour guide Mandy Mankazana inspected me, smacked her lips and murmured “sexy, sexy”, before hitting the gas to escort me to Alexandra township for a one-on-one African Sexual Healing Tour. Leaning back, she ignored the phone vibrating between her legs and gave it to me straight: “White women need help. Black women, we’re born with it. White men, they will tell you – touch a Cadbury, you’ll never go Milky Bar again.” In the early 1990s, Mankazana started taking tourists around Soweto as a personal and social “healing platform” to usher in a new, integrated South Africa. She likes to get to know her clients well beyond the usual chitchat. “My tours are quite intimate,” she told me. “People open up about problems like a low erection or a big vagina. I realised that European women don’t know the movements for tightening up and entertaining men.”

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