Top 10 sexually active African countries

Have you ever wondered why in some countries people have more sex compared to other? Even though we are living in the 21st century, there are still countries where sex is considered to be a sin if it is outside of marital bed.

This is influencing people not to have sex until they get married and remain virgins until their 20s or even 30s.

Below a list of the most sexually active countries in Africa.

Burkina Faso

Birth Rate: 42.42

People who live in Burkina Faso are very sexually active, and regardless of how good that is, it has its bad sides as well.

However, the more people are sexually active and uninformed, the more people affected by HIV.

Back in 2015, the approximate number of people who are living with HIV in Burkina Faso was 95,000; the total population in this country is 18.11 million.


Birth Rate: 36.58

Even though the percentage of people who are using condoms in Cameroon isn’t that bad, young people in this country are still shunning to use protection.This action leads to increasing HIV rate.

In 1989, the HIV rate in Cameroon among people at the age of 15 to 45 was 0.5 while in 2001 it was 11.8. The total population of Cameroon is 23.34 million and approximately 620,000 people are living with HIV.

Back in 2015, there were 33,000 deaths related to AIDS.


Birth Rate: 44.17

According to Durex’s survey, Uganda is not only among most sexually active countries in Africa but one of the most sexually satisfied in the whole world.

However, on the bad side, from the total population of 43 million in Uganda, 1.5 million people are living with HIV.

In 2015, there were 83,000 new HIV infections and 28,000 AIDS-related deaths. These numbers are pretty high, and only 57% of adults are on antiretroviral treatment.


Birth Rate: 34.6

490,000 Gabonese adolescents at the age of 15 to 19 years are sexually active. These adolescents are either in a union; married or living together, unmarried and had sex in the last three months.

42.4% of the unmarried adolescent girls are currently sexually active while the percentage of active boys is 45.1%.

75.1% of adolescents who are in a union aren’t using any protection while the percent of sexually active and unmarried adolescents who aren’t using protection as well is 39.4.

The total population of Gabon is 1.725 million, and the number of people who are living with HIV is 46,000.


Birth Rate: 42.46

Zambia is one of the most sexually active countries in Africa but considering the fact that more than 50% of the young people do not use condoms is alarming.

There are 16.21 million people who live in Zambia, and around 1.2 million are living with HIV.

Back in 2015, there were 60,000 new HIV infections and 20,000 AIDS-related deaths.

There aren’t many people who are taking unprotected sex seriously especially adolescents which is leading to increased STD rates.

In 2015, there were 63% adults on antiretroviral treatment.

Other countries are;

  • Senegal
  • Nigeria
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • The Republic of Congo
  • Tanzania

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Kevin Koech

Kevin Koech is a Kenyan blogger writing on governance, fraud, politics, social media and celebrity gossip with over three years of experience in digital content creation with an incline in editing
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