In a society that forbids talking about sex and considers everyone who approaches the topic as having crossed a red line, some Egyptian women have chosen to boldly talk about sexual health, awareness and to even buy and sell sex-enhancing products on online platforms. In recent years, some social awareness pages sprung up on social media sites such as the Facebook-based Love Matters. With time these pages have produced content that proves that talking about sex does not necessarily mean promoting sexual relationships. To learn more Raseef22 talked to some of the administrators of these pages. Women who boldly work on theses issues in hopes of teaching people about sex. Fatima Ibrahim is the founder of one of the first Arab initiatives to provide sexual health content. Ibrahim said that girls are often afraid to go to a doctor and get advice on intimate subjects. Based on her own experience, Ibrahim noted that there was no Arab content about sexual health directed at women, so she decided to launch a feminist platform that "puts women first and aims to raise awareness and disseminate knowledge, because I believe that the first step toward empowerment is knowledge. At first, Ibrahim set up a closed group on Facebook to provide a safe space for women to express themselves and raise their concerns.
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In a region where patriarchy rules, a handful of fierce Arab women are fighting for gender equality and sexual freedom. She is one of the most sexually expressive writers in the Arab world, pushing the boundaries of Arab patriarchy one publication at a time. The book highlights the importance of both social and sexual revolutions if advances in political revolutions are to be made.
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Abdelaziz Aouragh runs an online sex shop for Muslims. I see this pattern often repeated of Muslim women leading their male counterparts in the discussion about sexuality and intimacy. According to Islamic law, sex is limited to between those who are married. But when it comes to exactly what you can do, and how sex is generally discussed, Islam itself is quite open. Meet the woman calling for an Arab sexual revolution. Muslim men need to up their marriage game. Sex in the Arab world. Does Maria Shriver know what American women want? VV Brown: Bring on the female music moguls. Do you have to 'play the game' to get promoted?
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.