Desiring Arabs - The Sexual Customs of the Arabs

Sexual customs of the Arabs

The Arab world has long been viewed by Westerners as licentious and decadent. Their supposedly prudish lifestyle was interpreted as backwards and decadent in the face of Western intolerance. In Desiring Arabs, the author explores the history of Arab sexual desires, and the role of desert in shaping their fantasies. While the author explores the history of Arab sex and shudhudh, he also discusses the differences between men and women. تحقق من مزيد من المعلومات حول سكس العربي على موقع


In Islam, shudhudh is sex between married men and women, and is forbidden except with the consent of the spouse. This practice was prohibited in early Islam, but was revived in the sixth century when Imam Ali bin Yaqtin, a Shi'ah from the 'Abbasid dynasty, declared it permissible.

Desert dictated the Arabs' sexual fantasies

While Western culture is still characterized by freedom of the sex, the Orient is stuck in a sexual lockdown. This lack of freedom of the sex in the Orient has led to many myths and misconceptions surrounding the Arab world. In the 19th century, the West viewed the Arab world as having loose morals, sexual freedom, and a heightened sense of sensuality. However, the reality of the Arab world is far different.

The Arabian Desert, a peninsula extending for hundreds of miles from the Persian Gulf, has long dictated the Arabs' sexual fantasies. Among these myths is the myth of Salu'ah, an ancient Arabian woman wandering in the desert. The victim rushes to her for help in her covers and quickly discovers that she is dead for سكس مترجم. When she reveals the truth, the veiled old woman transforms into a demonic wolf-like creature that devours the victim and moves on to the next victim.


The Islamic tradition of pederasty is not new. In fact, it was an almost universal feature of Islamic culture. Pederasty was a natural phenomenon and was sometimes even created through surgical procedures. Pederasty was not an anomaly or a freak in Islamic society, but a normal part of the culture. The problem with the current cultural understanding of pederasty is that it places too much emphasis on chronological age, obscuring its real meaning.

To understand the historical roots of this behavior, it is important to understand how Arabs have interacted with their sexual partners. The early Arab-Islamic cultures lacked the concept of homosexuality. As a result, the pre-modern world assumed men were attracted to both girls and boys. El-Rouayheb also discusses the physical development of boys who attracted Greek women. This first point is elaborated in footnotes, while the second is only mentioned once.

Culture of sex in the Middle East

The culture of sex in the Middle East is a fascinating subject. The region has long been an enigma to the West, and its sexual mores continue to intrigue and fascinate. Sex in the Arab world is both taboo and everybody's business. A journalist in Egypt explained that sex in the Arab world is the opposite of that of Western culture. "Everyone talks about football, but almost no one plays it. But everyone has sex, but no one wants to talk about it," she told me.

But despite all the obstacles, the Arab world is not hopeless. It will take decades to get the culture of sex right, and the West thinks that it can't happen. However, if the West is the Hercules transport plane, the Orient is stuck in a dark age of sexual repression. Western society's conception of the Middle East was based on the eroticized views of the region in the 19th century.


The Quran expresses little about homoerotic behaviour, but the story of Lot in the Holy Quran is remarkably ambivalent. While Islamic courts of law prohibit same-sex intimacy, there are no explicit rules against gay or lesbian love and affection in Arabic literature. In fact, the prevalence of same-sex love is widespread in pre-modern Arab societies. The Islamic tradition did not view homosexuality as a serious sin; gay acts like fondling were viewed as acceptable, even if the practice of sexual intercourse was frowned upon.

The term "shudhudh" is not used in pre-modern Arab thought, though. It was coined in the same movement that translated European literature from Arabic, and it has since been used widely in anti-homosexual Arab discourse. It is often considered a more neutral term than "mithlyah" - a term used by both opponents and supporters of homosexuality.

Literature with risque moments

The focus on Arab women's autobiographical writings can be dangerous. There is a bias that Arab women write only about themselves and the stories they tell are all autobiographical. This view has a negative impact on Arabic literature, and we should be cautious of relying on Arab women's stories to judge the validity of their own opinions. Whether an Arab author is gay or straight is a matter of interpretation.

Some of the most controversial works in Arabic literature feature women. The epic Sirat al-amirah Dhat al-Himmah, for example, features a female warrior. Scheherazade, the scheming queen of One Thousand and One Nights, is famous for her cunning storytelling. In the modern period, the first prominent Arab woman writer was Tahirih, who wrote both Persian and Arabic poetry.