Jump to navigation. A reluctance to use condoms has helped lead to a rise in HIV infections in the Arab world. Paul Keller under a Creative Commons Licence. Sex in the Arab world is the opposite of sport. This is what a gynaecologist in Egypt told me. Everyone talks about football but hardly anyone plays it; whereas everyone is having sex but no-one wants to talk about it.
When Will the Arab World Confront Its Sex Abuse Problem?
Sex in the Middle East: The Unspoken Truths
In recent months, Instagram has become the social media network of choice for Arab and North African women seeking to raise awareness about issues of gender inequality in the region, with sexual violence against women being the most discussed topic. This gave rise to a plethora of conversations to educate our societies about consent and bodily autonomy as necessary precursors to the eradication of sexual violence and the objectification of women. What few realize, however, is that Arab and North African women have worked tirelessly to destigmatize sex and their activism predates this current MeToo resurgence in Egypt. These are but a few initiatives aimed at redefining the ways our societies perceive our bodies and sexuality. One of the earliest online initiatives to call for a sexual revolution in the Arab and Muslim world, The Sex Talk is an Arabic language platform that approaches sex education and positivity with a focus on female pleasure and sexuality.
Sexual taboo in the Middle East
Not least, by my own mother. Both my parents had experienced child abuse. Their mothers had been child brides, married when they were 12 and In Egypt, internalized misogyny, victim-blaming and slut-shaming is still the norm. At least 90 percent of women in Egypt between the ages of and 88 percent of women aged said they have faced some form of sexual harassment.
The Middle East is a big region that consists of many different countries. Majority of the people in these countries participate in a Patriarchy systems of religions such as Islam, Christianity, or Judaism, which all prohibit premarital sex. Premarital sex is when a couple practices sexual activity before getting married. While dating and premarital sex are looked down upon because of religious and social reasons, it is not illegal.