Egypt is not your typical Arab country. There is a large Muslim majority here, and they do not like Westerners imposing their culture on their lives. So, when it comes to the topic of sex, Egyptians are very conservative and traditional. They have certain ideas about what is considered to be permissible and unacceptable behavior when it comes to sexual activity, especially outside of marriage.
The first time I learned about this, I was really surprised. I am from the United States and we are supposed to be very socially conservative. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Over the years, Egyptian women have undergone a huge cultural shift. I’ve seen it first hand.
The modern day harem in Egypt is a place for a woman to experience sexual pleasure with many other women. It has replaced the old tradition where a young girl went to her father’s house to have sexual intercourse. This was considered to be shameful and was avoided. Nowadays a young woman will go to her parent’s home to have intercourse, but she is fully covered in clothes so that she can stay out of the way of the disapproving father. The idea of a family going out for dinner to eat isn’t an option.
One of the biggest problems that faces Egyptian women today is, once they get married, it is almost impossible to leave the house. It is mandatory that a young woman to live with her husband. If you can manage to leave the house and work outside of the home, then you are lucky. The problem is that there aren’t a lot of jobs outside of the household. That means that the family has to make a budget and spend money on just the basics. That leaves little for the more expensive things in a family life.
When a young woman is caught having sexual intercourse outside of marriage, then that is the end of that particular woman’s social life. She will be known as promiscuous and will not be allowed to enter into any sort of society that she used to be part of. This means that many Egyptians women have been forced to adapt their sexual behaviors to what their family expects of them. That has created a lot of anger and resentment towards their family members.
A man cannot marry a woman who will not follow his rules. In some cultures, it is the man that dictates what is not acceptable in his household. With that being said, there are not a lot of women who will openly discuss their sexual choices with their family. They are afraid that they may be shunned and excluded from their own families’ society. That is why so few Egyptian women are open about having premarital sex.
As a result of those realities, many Egyptian women have to take great measures to hide it from their families. They live in fear and constantly worry about what might happen to them and their family. It would not be surprising though if that fear grows greater as the years go by. Many people would say that it is a good thing that people have such freedom and choice in their lives. But, at the same time, it can be dangerous if it is not controlled by both the individual and their own family.
Egypt is a very conservative country and women are not allowed to have sex outside of marriage and remain a virgin until after they get married. There is no allowance in Egypt for women who want to be sexier and more seductive. And for Egyptian women who are allowed to be sexy and have premarital sex, they must do it very carefully and under a doctor’s supervision. That is why many young Egyptians who are getting involved in extramarital affairs are leaving the country to go home to their family. And while many will try to stay out of the way of their family, many others simply can’t do without their family.