Sexual Education in Arab World - Teaching the Next Generation
There are many debates about sex (Arabian سكس ) education in Arab countries, but in my opinion, the debate is not about the education at all. Rather it's about the social practices that surround sex. This is not to say that the Arab world has a culture that oppresses women or that they are inherently less worthy than Western women. There is no denying that many Arabs are less educated and that they are more likely to abuse their position of power. Yet, in countries like Morocco, where women's rights are respected they seem to be far more sexually active than other women in other countries in the Middle East.
As long as the sex that is discussed is the sex that is expected in a society, we will have a problem. Sex education in Arab countries will never solve this problem because the cultural expectation of what constitutes a successful marriage is different from the Western world. It is important to take a look at this in the context of education as well. It is important to look at how gender equality in the United States is being achieved and why this might not be so in other cultures. Many believe that the Western world is at an impasse with regards to gender equality. It seems that some men have made it so easy for themselves to abuse their power by exploiting the lack of awareness. As long as this continues in our society, then we will be fighting a losing battle. While it may seem a bit contradictory to suggest that sex education in Arab countries should teach abstinence, it is true that there are certain traditions around that. The tradition of "bacha bazi" or openly gay sex is something that is deeply ingrained in the culture of these countries. Sexually active gay people are viewed as outcasts and are often shunned and ostracized by the community. This can result in some people turning to other ways of getting satisfaction, and this can lead to many other problems, including HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual education in Arab countries should include information about the harmful effects that anal sex has on a woman. It is important to inform students about the risks involved. Not only do these students learn about the physical aspects of sex, but they also learn about the psychological impact that they have on the man who they are having sexual intercourse with. Many people argue that educating people in the Arab world on this subject would encourage promiscuity and that will have consequences on women all over the world. But I question this. When you consider the fact that women in this region have been married for hundreds of years and still practice traditional family values and honor their marriages, it is hard to see why they are so susceptible to promiscuity. The only thing you will find here is a return to the old ways.
If we want to address this problem we have to address these issues head on and I don't see how anyone can stop it from spreading through conservative societies. Education in Arab countries is important, but it must start with changing cultural norms and changing social practices in order to really change the way people think about sex.
We must also realize that the issue of sex education is very important and that it needs to start in Arab countries, where it's most needed. We cannot sit back and wait until this problem develops elsewhere. The sooner we start to educate people the better for the future of sexual education in the Arab world. So what can be done in the Arab world to help improve this area? Well, one approach is to have groups like Sex Smart Egypt which will teach a group of people in an Islamic school, the basics of human sexuality.
In a sense, this is a good thing because the schools can also work alongside other programs which are run in the Muslim world such as AIDS awareness and education about sex in general. This can provide a forum to bring people together to discuss issues that they may not otherwise know about.