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20 October 2009

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Former COGIC

Wow. That's really sad. But many African nations are so impoverished I do not doubt many boys were doing that as a condition for their room and board and travel to South Africa.

((shudders))

D. Askew

And those Nigerians were claiming District 9 made their country look bad? SMH

Luther

Wow, at a total lack of words on this one....

Mikey--He Likes It

Sounds like the movie Mandingo, the 2009 version. Horrible.

Carlos

Kinda surprising there are few comments. I'm thinking many Rod 2.0 readers would get into this, a gay brothel in South Africa marketing itself to white Euros, selling hot African sex and men in chains...

Perhaps silence because many gay men, black and white, have had "sex vacations"? Maybe this is a none too subtle reminder that not all of these boys are selling themselves of their own free will?

Derrick from Philly

CARLOS,

Men with money go to poorer countries to have sex all the time--and have been doing it a long time (straight men & gay men). Whether it's North Africa, South Africa, Egypt, the Caribbean, the Phillipines, Thailand, Camden NJ, etc. It's sometimes ugly, and it's sometimes normal.

In this case it is ugly, and terrible public relations for gay folks in South Africa...maybe all over Africa they'll use this news story to blame gay foreigners and Gay Africans. Yeah, it's bad.

Naiya

ROD WHY DID YOU POST THIS STORY? What do you have against Africa???

Please post some POSITIVE and GOOD news about gays in Africa! WTF concentrate on homophobia and sex slaves?


REALLY!

Former COGIC

@ Naiya:

It's a rather upsetting story and I don't see the point in trying to shoot the messenger. Carlos and Derrrick make good points about sex tourism, it is a fact of life in many countries and in many ways a necessary evil in these countries.

The fact that some of these men may have been slaves and a number were kept in chains and locked rooms is just mind boggling. Its hard to wrap your mind around that. Even more disturbing is the fact that patrons were going there to have sex with men in chains and locked rooms and said NOTHING.

As far as hearing some "good" news about gays in Africa, you're probably more likely to hear it here first, but pass some along if you can ever find any...

mike

i have been to the Cape twice and have never heard of anything like this...I think it's a gay issue - not an african or non-african issue. face it: we like sex and whether it's a4a, craigslist, gbm (or whatever), parks, bathrooms, or bathhouses - gay men will do whatever for sex. in fact, many prolly enjoy the control element that comes with paying for it.

Ravenback

This is a very sad and tragic story. But Mike, if this is a gay issue then it is even more of a straight issue. There are far more women and young girls who are sex slaves in this world than men and young boys are. This is about the depravity of human beings towards other humans who are vulnerable and poor. Everybody gay and straight loves their sex. Unfortunately some go to great lengths to satisfy their needs for sex and power.

I wish that I could recall the study I recently read about that determines there are more people held in slavery today than at any other time in the world's history. Young women and girls are abducted all the time in the US and other places and sold into slavery. Kids from Haiti are sold by their parents into servitude because the parents can't afford to take care of them. A good number of those kids are here in the good ole USA. In China, Vietnam and Thailand girls and boys are sold into slavery by their parents. South America has its problems as well. This is a worldwide problem that isn't being addressed on a major scale. Slavery is alive and well because it never went away.

Derrick from Philly

"...I think it's a gay issue - not an african or non-african issue. face it: we like sex and whether it's a4a, craigslist, gbm (or whatever), parks, bathrooms, or bathhouses - gay men will do whatever for sex"

Mike, I don't know one OPENLY gay man who wants to chain young men up--including me.

"gay men will do whatever for sex. in fact, many prolly enjoy the control element that comes with paying for it."

Mike, oh, Mike, do you really believe that gay men are more into power and control than straight men? Forced sex (Rape) is a straight man's crime, Mike. Even those who do same sex rape usually DO NOT THINK of themselves as gay (they call their victim a faggot).

There are always exceptions (some sick ass homo who'll use force on another man or boy), but for the most part....well, I'd have to see documentation that gay men are just as sick to want that kind of "sexual" power.

Findley

Interesting comments here defending African sex slaves.

@ Mike: "Gay men will do whatever for sex. in fact, many prolly enjoy the control element that comes with paying for it."

Wow, that's a gift to the anti gay conservatives that hate us so much. Do you really believe that most gay men would condone this sort of thing? I don't.

Talarico

--->I think it's a gay issue - not an african or non-african issue. face it: we like sex and whether it's a4a, craigslist, gbm (or whatever), parks, bathrooms, or bathhouses - gay men will do whatever for sex.

Mike, sorry but I disagree. I won't do "whatever for sex" especially if that means hurting someone or having sex with someone against their will.

i'm really surprised at your remarks. As Derrick said earlier, do you really believe gay men are more into power and control than straight men? Rape is overwhelmingly a heterosexual phenomenon or practiced by men who call themselves straight ontp gay men or weaker straight men.

It's a horroble tragedy that so many people (men, women and children) are enslaved in the 21st century. But please do not suggest most gay men would allow this or promote this. I don't know anyone who would. Oh and by no means am I a prude, I have had my little R&R trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Luther

Well, I've never been on a sex vacation or paid for it here, but, I was curios as to who would be paying for these 'acts' and now I know, so, it seems to be the same as those men who head off to Asia on sex trips, ugh, too wired for me. And, I really have to wonder, how much are the ones in the chains getting paid, probably not as much as the brothel owner and I also wonder if this was the only way they could make some money.

apres moi

I'm also curious to know which nationalities the "clientele" is comprised of. From my travels overseas, it seems that the ones traveling for sex vacations that the locals in places like the Dominican Republic and in the Czech Republic complain about are the French, Dutch, Germans, and the Brits.

mike

all you're correct. i shouldn't have spoken so narrowly about it being a gay issue. i was focused on not making this an african or non-african issue. i narroed it to gays since i figured that would be the audience.

and yes, rape, money and control is issues that both gays and straights and bis and everyone in between deal with. most of my bona fide straight frat brothers reflect this fact. i'm not one of those gays who think ill of us. much love!!!

i just hate when folks try to demonize africans and act as if some of this doesnt happen here in the states.

Honut SInti

Sex tourism is as old as the hills. Ever heard of Thailand, Brazil, Phillipines, and even the United States? Simply put, ugly exploitation mixed with beautiful inhabitants.

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