Egypt Headwear – The Rise in Sex Harem for Foreign Women
Egypt is a country with conservative values and sex education has been made mandatory for all women above the age of 18. This means that the young women of today are not left to their own devices when it comes to their intimate lives and they can have a say in how they want to live them out. The recent revolution created a big change in sex in Egypt and this left the younger generation confused about their future. Many of them are now wondering what the fuss is all about and where does the harem come in?
In today’s world, many young people are looking for new and different ways to live their lives. They are finding it difficult to adapt to the more western way of life. They are also looking outside traditional family structures to find fulfilment and security. Many Egyptians have never been brought up to lead a traditional family life and are now wondering how to balance the institution of marriage with their wild and sexual lifestyle. Many young women are now taking advantage of this and form what is known as a harem in Egypt.
The term ‘harem’ is derived from the Islamic religion and refers to the place where unmarried women can hold their parties and have their sexual relationships. It was only in the 10th century that a veil was prescribed for Muslim women to wear and it has remained ever since. Nowadays a veil is not necessary but many women still wear them and they are very popular among the younger members of the community. They are now used as a symbol of social standing and a sign of the status they hold in the eyes of their fellow Muslims.
However, these days many women have their own parties and are able to get married and then immediately remarry. They do this in order to raise children and fulfill their obligations towards their husband. Some of these women have also started to take the initiative and enter into a conventional marriage. However, they remain free to live a life of luxury and choose to do their wedding and their parties accordingly.
There are many reasons for the rise in the number of these marriages being arranged. Firstly there has been an increase in the number of foreign students studying in Egypt and most of them are from North Africa. As a result many women are now feeling pressure to wed a man from a different part of the world. Many have also travelled and met men from far away places and so arranged their own marriages.
Another reason for the rise in the demand is that Egypt is a very conservative country and the wearing of a veil has always been prohibited. So these women feel free to show off their legs and arms and hence they wear the traditional Islamic clothing. In fact it has been seen that the more liberal minded women have worn their hijabs over their heads in the past and led their husbands into doing the same. The traditional Islamic clothing does not allow the woman to expose her face or arms and that is why a veil is imposed. But the advent of liberal attitudes in Egypt has led to them removing the veils.
It is not surprising therefore that many women now want to get married to someone from a different part of the world and one who has the ability to respect their customs. And one such man is a Saudi. And as things stand right now, with the Arab world still mostly conservative, this is very much possible. There are many wealthy Gulf men and many women from the Gulf are now able to live in Egypt and enjoy their wedding and their marriage.
The rise in the demand for marriages between foreigners and Egyptians is not surprising. Egypt is a very traditional country and so is its traditional clothing like the hijabs. And in many Arab cultures this form of clothing is a way to honour and respect someone and their traditions. And so for many women and young girls today, who want to wed a foreign man, the Egyptian veil is the perfect choice.