Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But sometimes, it ain't wrong at all. The creators have respondedsaying their practices adhered to legal standards. But according to Crystal Simeoni, an expert on gender and economic policy, Kenyan society encourages sugar relationships in other ways too. Can it all get sorted out before she leaves town?
Grace, the aspiring singer struggling to put food on the table, has a slightly different perspective - to her the similarities with sex work are more apparent.
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She also insists that her relationships with Tom and Jeff, both married, involve friendship and intimacy as well as financial exchange. Ivan Valintine Cesnik, 57, was arrested by RCMP in Calgary, Alberta and transported to Winnipeg to face charges related to multiple sexual assaults committed on girls as young as seven. She is poor by the standards of middle-class Kenyans, often living hand-to-mouth, dancing for cash in a nightclub, and struggling to put her daughter through school. But it's all a pretence," he says. Spending time with Kelly has an effect. We did a study in conjunction with the series with Indiana University and the Kinsey Institute: But as most of those dependent on sugar relationships are female, they have dominated the public debate.