Sex, Love, and Mona Farouk – My Story
“Sex Mona,” is an autobiography by sex addict Mona Farouk, who died a week before she was due to begin testifying in court regarding her own personal sex addiction. Her memoir, based on personal experience and observation, is about a troubled childhood and adolescence that left her feeling sexually unsatisfied for the remainder of her life. She claims that her mother’s abuse and neglect left her with low self esteem and an over reliance on sex, drugs and alcohol. Her memoir begins as a story about her birth father and then proceeds to tell about her own struggles with sex addiction.
Mona Farouk’s memoir is full of many painful tales of being forced to engage in dangerous sexual relationships when she was very young. But the memoir also tells of the joys and successes of many sexual relationships with both men and women. Some of her relationships ended badly, while others produced children and grandchildren. But most of her relationships with women were happy and fulfilling. However, when one of her relationships became a physical affair with someone who was married, Farouk committed suicide.
In her memoir, Mona Farouk relates her love life and her romantic life, as well as the times when she was not physically involved with anyone else. This is perhaps the most troubling aspect of her story, because her stories of other people often overlap each other. Farouk tells about times that she had sex with someone with whom she was not emotionally or sexually connected, or with whom she was not physically attracted, but was forced into intimacy because of a need to feel loved.
In her memoir, Mona Farouk describes the death of her beloved mother at the age of twenty-three. She expresses the sadness that she felt because she did not know how she could cope with this death without losing her sense of self. She describes how her mother’s death left her with an overwhelming sense of sorrow. Yet, despite her grief, Farouk felt an overwhelming sense of joy. She described the feeling of love and contentment she felt as she spent time with the remains of her mother.
In her memoir, Mona Farouk describes a relationship with a man, which she described as “The Man,” which led to an affair with him. The relationship progressed until the point when Farouk committed suicide. This account describes her being forced into an emotionally and physically draining sexual relationship with someone who is married. However, it seems that the affair may have been a mistake, because she described her love and contentment with him, and her family during the period of his marriage as “the best thing that happened to me.”
Despite her description of being forced into a sexless relationship, Mona Farouk tells of having many loving relationships with both men and women. She relates how she has a great friendship with a former boyfriend, whom she describes as being “one of my nicest friends ever” and he, in turn, treats her well, even giving her financial support and advice. When she told her mother of the relationship, her mother’s reaction was that her relationship with her boyfriend was good because it gave her “my life.” This relationship is described in detail.
Mona Farouk’s mother also tells of her friendship with a woman, whom she described as a “foster mother” to her. When the mother fell ill, she was devastated by the news and told Farouk’s mother that she would now be in charge of her life. This relationship is described in depth, including Farouk’s thoughts of leaving her mother’s care.
Mona Farouk’s memoir reveals her story in detail, and the fact that she was sexually abused by her own father and mother. It also describes her relationship with the “Man” she described as being “one of my nicest friends ever.” Although Mona Farouk had a negative experience with this person, she does not regret the relationship or the way in which she was treated. This relationship and the negative experience that she had helped her to realize that love and sex do not have to be mutually exclusive.