“At present, a boy’s heterosexual activities begin at the age of 12 to 15 when he builds a bachelor hut […]. Until this time, sexual activities will consist primarily of masturbation, practised either singly or in groups, but we have no information on its frequency” (Karp and Karp, 1973:p392-3). The hut is shared with younger brothers and sisters, which “may very well constitute a learning experience for them”.
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 Karp, I. & Karp, P. (1973) The Iteso
of the Kenya-Uganda border, in Molnos, A. (Ed.) Cultural Source Materials for Population Planning in East Africa.