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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.

My problem was not getting people to talk about sex, but getting them to stop. People were very eager to ask questions and to speak openly about their experiences. The problem in the Arab region is the gap between appearance and reality. Which begs the question: My biggest hope is that we can reclaim the spirit of our ancestors, for whom sex was not just a problem but a pleasure. And it was not just a pleasure for men, but also for women. Virginity is defined as a piece of anatomy, an intact hymen, so many young people are engaging in alternative forms of sex: I met a woman in Morocco who had had Anal sex in morocco one-night stand.

They had superficial relations and the man had ejaculated on her legs. When she went to a doctor, she had absolutely no idea she was pregnant. The thing she kept saying to me, which was her point of pride, was: The problem is that virginity is defined in this "Anal sex in morocco" superficial way.

It leads young people into deeply unhealthy behaviours. No way are we going to become pregnant. We only have oral or anal sex because we want to get married. Many people are under the impression that there is no HIV in the Arab world, but it is one Anal sex in morocco only two regions where HIV infections are still on the rise. Taboos around sex are a huge obstacle to rising to the challenge of the epidemic. There is also the issue of same-sex relations in the Arab world.

Of course, these are alive and well. Roughly two to three per cent of the population engages in same-sex activity. But you do see movement.

Inno woman would speak out about sexual harassment or being raped. Fast forward toand you find women in Egypt speaking out about their experiences. Sex is one part of that.

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