A Little-Told Tale Of Sex And Sensuality (VIDEO)

June 27, 2014 by Justin Lehmiller

“If you really want to know a people, you start by looking inside their bedrooms.” – Sheeren El Feki

In this fascinating TED talk, Dr. Sheeren El Feki explores the nature of sex and sexuality in the modern Arab world. Of course, most people recognize that the Middle East currently holds pretty conservative sexual values, including the idea that sex is only acceptable within the context of marriage, that a woman’s virginity is a matter of family honor, and that matters of sex should not be openly discussed. However, what you may not realize is that this wasn’t always the case. In fact, this trend toward sexual conservatism is a relatively recent phenomenon. Check out the video below to learn more.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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