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12 Black Lesbian Couples Who Prove That Natural Hair is an Afrodisiac

If she is rocking a fierce afro, tossing her flowing locs, wearing her intricate braids like a crown, flaunting a sharp fade or a flirting with a two-strand twist out, there is something that is irresistible about a naturalista black lesbian. So there is something extra sexy about black lesbian couples who have doubled up on kicking the creamy crack to the curb for good. Here are some of our favorite couples that prove that natural hair is indeed an aphrodisiac.


Christen and LaTanya Christen and LaTanya married summer 2015. Christen, the musical half of this adorable Baltimore-based couple, wrote this song for her wife.

Adrian and Devon

Adrian and Devon already shared the same last name, Williams, so the Virginia couple made it official and tied the knot summer 2015.

angela-davis-and-mary-anne-adams-1024x683-750x400Angela Davis and Mary Anne Adams wrote eloquently about the plight of aging and/or disabled lesbians couples in this piece in The Georgia Voice.

Charmagne and TiannaCharmagne and Tianna got married in November 2014. We became aware of this couple when Tianna penned this beautiful love letter for Charmagne.

CROP Nikki and Amena MLK jr memorial Nikki and Amena have been sharing their wedding journey with us. They married in September 2015, three years after they first met.

dorky-femme.tumblr.com Love this vintage photo of this adorable couple. Not sure who they are, but its clear that they love being in each other’s arms.

Kim and BrendaKim and Brenda, who have been together for more than 30 years, are the sweetest couple I’ve ever interviewed. They are both easy going so it makes sense that their hairstyles would match their personalities.

Marsha and her love_2670 When we met them at New York pride in 2014, the stylish Marsha and Neiaffa had been committed to each other for five years.

Naledi and Gugu RubyJean-Photography-CampsBay-Wedding-Gugu-020Naledi and Gugulethu held their marriage ceremony on the beach in view of Robben Island in South Africa. Photo courtesy of RubyJean Photography

Shante and TorriShante and Torri made the news when they became the first same-sex couple to marry in Alabama back in February 2015.

SouthAfricanLesbiansBWThis beautiful couple was photographed by Zanele Muholi, the renowned South African lesbian photographer.

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Zamara Perri

Zamara Perri is the founder and editor of the Black Lesbian Love Lab blog. She loves black love and loves mangoes, cats, reading, cooking and writing about some of the challenges and joys of black lesbian relationships.

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    Withlove, Tania

    I went to school
    With Christen, she is such a sweet girl. Her wedding photos were truly beautiful !

  2. Pingback: 13 Black Lesbian Couples Who Prove That Natural Hair is an Afrodisiac | Essence of Pride, Inc.

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    Greetings all,

    It feels so wonderful to be back in this virtual space! LOVE THIS ARTICLE! So beautiful these couples! Thank you for sharing this feature. These ladies set the bar high for relationship goals.


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