By we, I mean those of us who have been raised within the blend of British and South Asian cultures. The latter, in fact, is Islamic. However, Islam decrees divorce is permissible. The fastest-growing religion actually gave women the right to leave their husbands way before the West made it cool. Yet, from my experience, the conversation around sex is still conservative within British South Asian Muslimahs.
‘I’m a Muslim woman who loves sex. If that surprises you, you don’t understand Islam’
On When Muslim Women Get To Talk About Sex
Sexual equality is something women are becoming increasingly empowered to talk about — and demand. But pervasive stereotypes around women of different faiths still hold strong. Compounding this problem is the taboos around sex still exist culturally, which can make it harder for young women to talk about their sexuality and desire. Poet Amani Saeed addresses identity and sex in her book Split. I was quite fixated on sex as a teenager, as most teenagers are. I went to an all-girls school and my access to boys was very policed which made me more drawn to them — it was forbidden fruit. When I went to university, I had sex too quickly and went beyond what I was comfortable with.
A halal guide to mind-blowing sex is teaching Muslim women how to set the bed on fire
Welcome to a new series where we ask the question: how do people from different religions have sex? This series is based on the official teachings of the religion, not what individuals might choose to do. As Muslim and Metro.
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. A handbook for Muslim women seeking satisfying love lives, the book starts with the basics—lessons on kissing, sending dirty texts, and the importance of foreplay. After that come chapters on sex positions, shower sex, bondage, and masochism.