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Kunyaza: African secret to female orgasm

By Anonymous December 25, 02:51 pm
Kunyaza is a traditional sexual technique used in central Africa. It’s said to be the secret for women to have incredible wet-sex orgasms.

Dr Nsekuye Bizimana, a Rwandan sex expert working in Germany, has made a study of the Kunyaza technique.


The basic principle is simple and has been passed on by word of mouth in central African countries for at least 150 years. The man takes hold of his penis and uses the head to tap the woman’s clitoris, labia, and vaginal opening.

He can move the rhythmic tapping around the vulva in circular or zigzagging movements. The tapping can be varied with rubbing, also using the tip of the penis.

It’s important that there’s plenty of lubrication from the start. Otherwise, the tapping can be too sensitive – a little saliva works wonders.

If, after a while, the man’s wrist gets tired, the woman can get hold of his penis and take over. And women also sometimes help out by holding open their labia to intensify the sensation.


In a more advanced version, the man puts his penis inside the woman’s vagina, again takes hold of it, and then moves it from side to side or round and round to stimulate the vagina on the inside. He can vary this with more conventional in-and-out thrusting.

In what Dr Bizimana describes as the 'classical' kunyaza position, the man sits down and the woman sits in his lap facing him. But he says 'less sportive' people might prefer easier 'modern' positions, for example with the woman lying on her back and the man kneeling between her legs.


All this penis tapping and wiggling is supposed to have wondrous effects on women. For one thing, it’s said to trigger orgasm after orgasm. But its main reputation is that it produces female ejaculation – it makes women squirt.

The name kunyaza actually means ‘to urinate’. However, it’s not urine that women squirt from their vaginas, but lashings of milky vaginal fluid.

In fact, it is also known simply as ‘wet sex’. And much as they love it,

Rwandan men apparently have a none-too-flattering nickname for women who are prone to lavish squirting: shami ryıikivu, meaning ‘put a bucket under her’.


If you’re wondering whether it's worth a try, sex researcher Sylvia Tamale says one Ugandan sexuality teacher gave it the following glowing review:

'I myself was truly ignorant about female ejaculation until I met my current lover. If your lover knows what he is doing, you’ll pour rivers and experience multiple orgasms at the same time.'

If you’ve tried it, let us know your experiences! Leave a comment or join the discussion on our Facebook pages for Love Matters Naija and Love Matters Kenya.

Did you learn something new?

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 01:28 pm
Kunyaza it's very common even in Kagera region in Tanzania by the name of KATERERO. For the haya people if you make love or if you are found to be iunfamiliar to katerero a woman will not agree ta sex with you again.It has nowadays spread to many tribes because men from that tribe have used to make it known to other weman of other ethnic origin, and so naming men fro KAGERA REGION masters of lmaking love
Hi Danladi, great! A general tips when it comes to first time sex: make sure that the woman is relaxed and sufficiently aroused and wet before you, very gently, try to penetrate her.
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:41 pm
I don't know if it's kunyaza, but the man (burundi) I've been dating for the past year, makes me experience the multiple orgasms over and over again. The sheets are dripping wet! The term river is correct...I always wondered what the secret is, this is it!!!!
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