Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Neo-colonialism: British women traveling to former colonies…for sex!

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

The men are young, gorgeous and up for it. No wonder western women see a Third World holiday as a gateway to casual transactional sex. [Tanika Gupta, author of the (female) sex tourism play “Sugar Mammies”]

After reading my commentary (and related articles) on the queen’s diamond anniversary in Friday’s edition of Caribbean Net News, a reader from Uganda e-mailed a link to an article that she thought I would find “worthy of a comment”. And it only took my reading the first two sentences to appreciate why she thought so:

Bethan, 56, lives in southern England on the same street as best friend Allie, 64. They are on their first holiday to Kenya, a country they say is ‘just full of big young boys who like us older girls’.

(Perhaps this explains the rather intimate embrace Uganda’s relatively young 63-year old president, Yoweri Museveni, gave 81-year old Queen Elizabeth when she arrived there last week for the Commonwealth Summit….Just kidding folks!)

But, truth be told, there’s nothing new about British women being overcome by “jungle fever” and traveling to former colonies in Africa and the Caribbean to be cured – as most islanders my age (45) can readily attest.

What is new, however, is that there are as many women over 50 as there are under 25 now making this neo-colonial booty call. No doubt unprecedented rates of divorce, growing acceptance of interracial relationships and the financial resources older, single women have these days help facilitate this phenomenon.

And lest you think the older women are having to settle for leftovers, consider the 50-something sugar mammy who said that she felt like a giddy teenager after “a baby aged 18 insisted ‘Me no want the kitten, me want the cat’…[meowwww!]”.

Of course, to be fair, I should note that increasing numbers of middle-aged black American women have been seeking sexual healing down in the Caribbean for years – as Terry McMillan chronicled in her bestselling (autobiographical) novel How Stella got her groove back. (And have you seen the new commercial being run by Bermuda’s Ministry of Tourism in America, which feature three middle-aged professional women swooning over the black toyboy one of them brought back home from her island vacation…?)

But it behooves us to wonder about the implications and consequences of this seemingly-unnatural trend (of these white cougars hunting black stallions) on our society. Although, I can already hear the shouts of judgmental scorn being spewed from church pulpits all over the Caribbean about these casual affairs.

Yet there’s no denying that it’s a win-win proposition for the parties directly involved:

They are so wonderfully flattering. They make you feel like a real woman. I don’t mind paying for their drinks and meals if they spend the night. [Jane, 67]

We both get something we want – where’s the negative? [Allie, 64]

Indeed; after all, these are consenting adults who assume total responsibility for ensuring not only mutual satisfaction, but also mutual protection. Which should be contrasted with the menace British men pose by traveling to poor countries in Asia to prey on underage girls (and boys).

Therefore, I’m inclined to agree with Allie. And, yes, I believe prostitution is a victimless vice that should be decriminalized – even when the prostitutes are black men….

Besides, even if hotel managers (or police officers) have probable cause to suspect that our native beach boys are chatting up matronly-looking tourists as a prelude to an illicit assignation, prohibiting (or, God forbid, prosecuting) such hospitality would be unsustainable and utterly counterproductive.

On the other hand, there would be a welcome drop in regional crime and a concomitant boost in tourism if we could get more of our delinquent young men to stop fighting each other and start making female visitors “feel like [real women]”.

So to all of our female visitors, I say don’t worry, be happy and come back soon….

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  1. Brian September 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    If i need that something and she needs this something,why dont we exchange.we all get what we need

  2. Bob January 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Goodluck catching AIDS!!

  3. stephen mwaniki wambugu February 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I want a sugarmammy for sex and more.

  4. IBRAHIM ADAM July 31, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Ineed asugar mammy

  5. james November 5, 2009 at 10:40 am

    hook up with sugarmammy….

  6. hassan November 12, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Seriously need sugar mammy age btwn 30-45

  7. hassan November 12, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I seriously need a sugarmummy,[email protected]

  8. joey January 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Life is a choice. We need to be happy and enjoy few days of our lives. I gez o need to share my life -and i dont mind by who ….maybe iif there be any woman intrested…we can always giv it a try…[email protected] s my email. Rem, there is only one way to be happy “follo your heart”

  9. nicholas khisa March 18, 2010 at 1:34 am

    if you love someone from your heart there is no problem of age, i need someone whom i can love and feal lovedand appreciated. she must be from europe , asia and america. not because of richness but love

  10. Lupiya July 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Am 28 zambian seeking sugarmummy of any age any race

  11. Lupiya July 7, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Am a 28 guy zambian seeking sugarmummy email:[email protected]

  12. wiper August 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

    This is being silly.you live once not twice watch your steps.

  13. KELVIN January 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm


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