Is Arabs Weird About Sex?
When you hear the term “Arab”, do you immediately think of a bunch of Middle Easterners that is uncomfortable about sex? In actuality, it’s a much better description than “weird” and it really should be used in the same sentence with all other ethnicities in reference to sexuality.
Islam teaches that sex is justifiable for the purpose of procreation; however, it is not encouraged. The Quran explicitly states that having sex is forbidden. Unfortunately, many Arabs have no concept of morality or the importance of marriage.
Sex is seen as a means to an end. In many cultures, it is seen as an illicit activity that is only intended for pleasure. Although the sex act itself is still recognized as valid, it is rarely performed outside of marriage.
Having sex outside of marriage also can result in pregnancy, STDs, and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, it is most likely to produce negative consequences such as complications during pregnancy or childbirth, problems during childbirth, problems during the delivery, psychological complications during the child-rearing process, and later on in life, social dysfunctions such as prostitution and drug abuse.
A woman will never achieve true fulfillment in her marriage if she engages in sexual intercourse outside of marriage. It has been scientifically proven that women who have multiple sexual partners are more likely to seek divorce than their married counterparts. Sexually transmitted diseases are common in bed with multiple partners; STD’s may even spread to your husband while he is sleeping.
Men, meanwhile, tend to be very uptight about sex. Often times, it is misinterpreted as homosexuality; which is against the tenets of Islam.
The sad truth is that a man is taught at a very young age to respect his wife’s desires; however, when he sees a wife having sex with another man, he feels that she is cheating on him. This leads to feelings of anger, resentment, and frustration.
Sex outside of marriage is not a cultural norm in the Arab world. However, many women have learned to live with the consequences of their actions; therefore, they do not experience any form of guilt or shame.
Yet, as women try to adapt to today’s culture, they often don’t follow what their parents have taught them. Sex with multiple partners is not considered wrong. It has even become the norm for Arab women to have affairs; something that would have been unthinkable just a few generations ago.
Men, on the other hand, tend to be more uptight when it comes to sex. They can be easily swayed by people who offer sex; especially when they are offered alcohol or drugs to ease the pain.
Many marriages break down when one partner has an affair; and that’s when sex outside of marriage becomes taboo. For those that don’t view the act as wrong, their children are often not accepted for admission into the best schools, and a divorce is often inevitable.
In other words, there is nothing wrong with sex. Although some Arabs view it in a very strange light, it does not mean that it is not as important as any other type of relationship.