Perceptions of sugar mommy practices in South Africa

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dc.description.abstract The study sought to explore sugar mommy practices regarding their occurrence, acceptability as well as perceived reasons why older women and younger men enter into sugar mommy relationships. An exploratory qualitative study involving 135 participants from 11 diverse focus groups in terms of age, gender (females = 27%) and geotype throughout the nine South African provinces was conducted. Data on the participants' views, opinions and experiences of sugar mommy practices were collected using focus group interviews. The data were thematically analyzed. The study found that sugar mommy practices were prevalent in South Africa. The perceived reasons for acceptability were: love, survival, and correctness. Perceived reasons why older women have sexual relationships with younger men included: sexual fulfillment, domination, reduction of stress, physical attraction, procreation, lack of self-control, youthful feeling, migrancy, difficulty in finding partners of compatible age and young men being seen as not demanding. Perceived reasons why younger men have sexual relationships with older women included: material gain, reduction of stress, being enticed, rejection by women of compatible age, peer influence and belief that older women are purer. Given the increase in sugar mommy practices, which may have significant implications for the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, it is necessary to understand the underlying perceptions of these practices, in order to develop culturally relevant and socially acceptable intervention programmes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUGAR MOMMIES en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.title Perceptions of sugar mommy practices in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 24(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8348 en
dc.PageNumber 257-263 en
dc.outputnumber 7083 en
dc.bibliographictitle Phaswana-Mafuya, N., Shisana, O., Davids, A., Tabane, C., Mbelle, M., Matseke, G., Banyini, M. & Kekana, Q. (2014) Perceptions of sugar mommy practices in South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 24(3):257-263. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Phaswana-Mafuya, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author3 Davids, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Tabane, C. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mbelle, M. en
dc.contributor.author6 Matseke, G. en
dc.contributor.author7 Banyini, M. en
dc.contributor.author8 Kekana, Q. en

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