Breaking Tradition: Here's What Young Africans Think of Open Marriages, Polygamy, Cohabitation & More
We asked young Africans to share their thoughts on non-traditional relationships, here's what they said.
When it comes to sex and relationships, there are certain topics that—despite having strong feelings on them—we often find hard to speak about openly.
Though we live in a world that is seemingly more progressive than ever—emphasis on "seemingly"—certain subjects still remain taboo, especially as they relate to sexuality. Some might argue that another layer of stigmatization is added for Africans, many of whom come from conservative households.
We want to talk about these things openly for a change, after all, we might as well be open and honest about things that we are all experiencing. Plus, we've all wondered these things at some point or another so why not just address them head-on?
We asked OkayAfrica readers a few questions about relationships that are commonly considered "nontraditional," and what we received were colorful, honest responses that prove that it's much easier to talk about these subjects than you might have thought. Read them below.