“Women and the Myth of Sexuality: The Myth of Female Eroticism” by Mona Farouk provides an interesting insight into women’s sexual needs and wants. She is an expert on Egyptian culture and her observations are based on a number of different sources including historical and mythological accounts, Egyptian myths and the female psyche, and of course herself. This book is well worth reading in order to gain a good understanding of Egyptian culture, sex rituals, and how to be more intimate with your partner.
When I first began reading this book it struck me that Mona Farouk was an Egyptian woman and therefore this book would likely reflect her views on gender roles and relationships. However, her analysis is so well written that it stands alone as a valuable insight into women’s need for eroticism. I believe this book will help you as well.
One of the most interesting things I learned about Mona Farouk’s research is that she included several mythological stories involving Egyptian deities. The mythological stories were meant to illustrate how women were expected to enjoy sex, to seek pleasure, to participate actively in their own sexuality, and to have sexual encounters with their lovers. As you read through these stories you will find that Mona Farouk includes many stories that do not fit into these myths. In fact, many of these myths revolve around the fact that the Egyptian women’s sexuality is seen as shameful or even shameful.
Throughout her research, Mona Farouk found that the Egyptian woman was considered to be more sensual than her male counterpart. She noted that Egyptian women were often viewed as being more attractive and sexual in dress and mannerism than men. This led to the Egyptian women being subjected to a variety of sexual acts that would cause their sexual partners to be disgusted.
Mona Farouk points out that Egyptian culture did not include any gender norms regarding sexuality. While women were expected to have some form of sex in the home, in public, and in private, there was no set norm. This meant that women had a lot of freedom in their sexuality. Mona Farouk points out that it was common for a married woman to have affairs with a husband’s servant and other unmarried women. She says that such behavior was common for both Egyptian men and women.
Mona Farouk also notes that Egyptians did not have the concept of gender roles and therefore women were not bound by the expectations placed upon them by society. Mona Farouk claims that they had sexual freedom. This freedom allowed them to feel confident about themselves, to seek pleasure, to pursue pleasure and experiment with their bodies, and enjoy their sexual relationships with their partners.
There were a number of things I especially liked about Mona Farouk’s book. One thing that stood out was her discussion on the nature of pleasure in Egyptian culture.
As I mentioned before, Mona Farouk noted that the importance of pleasure is given to the female sexual experience. This is one of the major themes of this book. It is important to note that, while pleasure was valued it was never considered the sole purpose of having sex. She also points out that women are not limited to only the traditional forms of pleasure, like oral sex or intercourse, and they can engage in other types of intimate relations, such as role playing or massage.
As you may have guessed, Mona Farouk makes a point of encouraging women to pursue sexual satisfaction outside the boundaries of marriage. She claims that Egyptian society allowed women to be as sexually active as men were. Mona Farouk states that, in Egypt, the majority of Egyptian women were practicing at least some form of BDSM (Bondage-Related Activities).
Another topic that is discussed in this book is Egyptian women’s interest in BDSM. Mona Farouk says that there was a shift in attitude towards BDSM in the 1970s when many women began to see how it could help them feel better about themselves. Mona Farouk says that BDSM was not associated with a new sexual revolution but with an interest in better sexual relationships. Mona Farouk believes that this attitude was influenced by the Egyptian revolution. Many Egyptian women who supported the revolution were more interested in pursuing BDSM than in liberating Egypt’s society.
In conclusion, Mona Farouk’s book is an interesting read. In fact, I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Egyptian sexuality.