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Muslim Woman Gives Sex Advice on Arab TV
CBS ^ | December 3, 2006 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD

Posted on 12/03/2006 11:06:09 AM PST by Prodigal Son

(AP) Heba Kotb is a conservative Muslim, wears an Islamic head scarf, and goes on television once a week to talk _ frankly and in great detail _ about sex.

On her show, "Big Talk," Kotb answers questions from Muslims all over the Middle East about the most intimate bedroom issues with an openness that is shocking and revolutionary in a society where discussing the subject is taboo.

"How do I talk about these issues? Very seriously," the Egyptian sexologist says. "I put on a mask-like face and make sure I speak in the right tone of voice."

She also does it by talking about sex in an Islamic light, arguing that the faith is in favor of pleasure for both men and women, with one important caveat _ that it be only in the context of marriage.

"I'm very proud of my religion," Kotb told The Associated Press in an interview at Cairo University, where she teaches forensic medicine. "My studies revealed to me more and more how Islam was ahead in all sexual matters ... I discovered that Islam understood sex long before the rest of the world."

For example, Islam "stresses the importance of foreplay," Kotb said, and she often stresses to listeners that women should also enjoy sex.

Kotb's frankness is a hit in a region where sex education is minimal, male-female contact is often discouraged and talk on the subject is usually in hushed tones, allowing myths to circulate freely.

She lectured in Saudi Arabia and Yemen recently, where she said many men in the audience where shocked, while women _ some with veiled faces _ bombarded her with questions.

Kotb, 39 and married with three daughters, studied sexology with Maimonides University, a private school in Florida, and combined it with her own knowledge of her religion to produce a dissertation titled "Sexuality in Islam." She opened a sexology clinic in Cairo in 2002, wrote sex advice columns in newspapers, appeared on talk shows and answered questions on an Arabic Web site.

She started "Big Talk" on the independent Egyptian satellite channel El-Mehwar more than two months ago.

Much of her advice is straight biology _ laying out facts rarely aired elsewhere. Nothing is too sensitive. She discusses sexual positions, female orgasm, oral sex (allowed, "since there is no religious text banning it"), even masturbation (frowned upon but at least preferable to unmarried or adulterous sex, which is "haram," meaning forbidden by religion).

She takes a strict Islamic line on homosexuality _ she calls it a disease.

Along with doctors, she sometimes brings Islamic clerics onto her show, and many callers ask about the religion's rulings on sexual issues.

Because Islam trumps all else on her show, some complain that it's part of a general inclination in the Middle East to view everything through the prism of religion.

"After Islamic banks, Islamic fashion, Islamic TV channels, Islamic hairdressers, Islamic swimsuits, Islamic writers ... now Islamic sex? This is too much," protested feminist writer Mona Helmi in a column in the Egyptian pro-government weekly Rose el-Youssef.

"Sex is an emotional and human condition, not a religious or identity issue," she said.

Some complain that youngsters are watching the show.

"So now girls and boys have heard all about Heba's talk about sex ... that will let them know more than they should and will get them excited," Somia, a housewife, told AP as she watched "Big Talk," too embarrassed to give her full name.

Kotb says frankness is essential and believes 80 percent of divorces in the Arab world are due to sexual problems brought on by ignorance and societal pressure, such as the idea that man must marry a virgin.

"Many women know nothing about their bodies, not to mention sex, and they were raised to believe sex is for men and a dirty thing," she says.

She gives sex education courses for unmarried youths with the consent of their parents, but in her consulting practice takes only married couples. She says she is booked up for two months with couples from across the Arab world.

"It's a beautiful thing what she is doing," said Abier El-Barbary, a psychotherapist and faculty member of American University in Cairo. "It's a long overdue topic tastefully done," she said.


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KEYWORDS: islam

1 posted on 12/03/2006 11:06:14 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
Muslim Woman Gives Sex Advice

Don't have sex with a goat lover.

2 posted on 12/03/2006 11:08:45 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Prodigal Son

--I am curious if the subject of female circumcision is ever discussed--


3 posted on 12/03/2006 11:08:59 AM PST by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Prodigal Son
Maimonides University

Wasn't Maimonides a famous Jewish Rabbi?

4 posted on 12/03/2006 11:09:29 AM PST by ikka
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To: Prodigal Son
women should also enjoy sex.

Why then do many in Muslim communities mutilate their little girls in order to prevent exactly this?

5 posted on 12/03/2006 11:09:37 AM PST by Enosh
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To: Prodigal Son

She'd better go into hiding.


6 posted on 12/03/2006 11:09:56 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Prodigal Son
Islam "stresses the importance of foreplay,"

LMAO!!!

I'll bet it does.....
7 posted on 12/03/2006 11:10:02 AM PST by cmsgop ( Axis of Evil = North Korea, Iran, Kevin Federline)
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To: Prodigal Son
"I put on a mask-like face and make sure I speak in the right tone of voice."

Pelosi Galore as Shrieker of The House.

8 posted on 12/03/2006 11:10:46 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Enosh
Why then do many in Muslim communities mutilate their little girls in order to prevent exactly this?

Because they have centuries of experience being mentally unstable.

9 posted on 12/03/2006 11:11:52 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Prodigal Son

"Make sure you wash your burqa every week."


10 posted on 12/03/2006 11:11:53 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Prodigal Son

Lie back and think of (destroying) England.


11 posted on 12/03/2006 11:12:54 AM PST by gridlock (We just got dumped. McCain and Rudy are Rebound Guys. Let's not marry the Rebound Guy.)
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To: Prodigal Son
Sue Johanson
Maybe  this person will be a guest...Woman to woman?
 
 
Sex Talk

12 posted on 12/03/2006 11:13:55 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Prodigal Son
"I'm very proud of my religion," Kotb told The Associated Press in an interview at Cairo University, where she teaches forensic medicine. "My studies revealed to me more and more how Islam was ahead in all sexual matters ... I discovered that Islam understood sex long before the rest of the world." Proud of Islam, the religion of death and intolerance and of sexual mutilation?
13 posted on 12/03/2006 11:14:08 AM PST by KingArthur305
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To: Prodigal Son

Heba Kotb demonstrates how to attract the Infidel male

14 posted on 12/03/2006 11:14:24 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: ikka

She must be their Dr. Ruth ;)


15 posted on 12/03/2006 11:16:20 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: Prodigal Son

"Islam was ahead in all sexual matters ... I discovered that Islam understood sex long before the rest of the world."

Once more we see the expansiveness and intellectual honesty of a true Muslim "scholar".


16 posted on 12/03/2006 11:16:22 AM PST by angkor
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To: Prodigal Son
"And for advanced foreplay, may we recommend this very sexy lingerie?"


17 posted on 12/03/2006 11:17:35 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democracy: The worst form of government, except for all the others.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ROFL!


18 posted on 12/03/2006 11:18:20 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democracy: The worst form of government, except for all the others.)
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To: Wolverine

Oh Sue Johanson is fantastic. She's an icon in Canada. Stopped watching her show ages ago - seemed like most of the callers were interested in bum sex - gets boring to listen to her explain a kazillon times.


19 posted on 12/03/2006 11:19:05 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: rellimpank
--I am curious if the subject of female circumcision is ever discussed--

Well, that's an African/Middle Eastern tribal custom not directly promulgated by Islam. Something the poor, dumb people do to keep their daughters under control, not a religious duty.

Islam can certainly be faulted for not strongly proscribing it, of course.

20 posted on 12/03/2006 11:19:16 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Prodigal Son

I remember when I was a school boy going through Richard Halliburton's Victorian-age translation of the Arabian Nights in my uncle's library.

As I recall, Arab sex is mainly about powerdrunk heroes and beautiful women, who of course always have to virgins ready to be deflowered.

I still recall Halliburton's translation of an Arab saying which, I think, recurs often in these stories:

"A pearl never thridden,
A filly never ridden."

Ironically, as I recall, the whole series of stories are told by the Sultan's wife, to hold his interest and prevent him from cutting off her head so he can get on to the pleasures of deflowering the next virgin wife.


21 posted on 12/03/2006 11:19:26 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Do you know if they have any porn of Arab/Muslim woman taking off their burka or coverings.

For some reason I started developing this fetish to see an overly covered arab/muslim woman undress. Maybe I may see something nice under their, probably not.

22 posted on 12/03/2006 11:22:22 AM PST by KingArthur305
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To: cmsgop

Nothing like a good beating or throwing rocks at a womans head to get her turned on. I wonder how the Islamics feel about edible panties.


23 posted on 12/03/2006 11:23:11 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Prodigal Son
...she often stresses to listeners that women should also enjoy sex...

Ironic, considering that 95% of women have had their clitoris cut off in her native country of Egypt.

24 posted on 12/03/2006 11:24:07 AM PST by Aikonaa
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To: Prodigal Son
[ She takes a strict Islamic line on homosexuality _ she calls it a disease. ]

That is female homosexuality..
Mohamaad was a switch hitter.. with several MALE body slaves..
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Those 72 virgins were not all females.. some were males..

Example:
Qu'ran 52:24 Round about them will serve, to them, boys (handsome) as pearls well-guarded.

Qu'ran 56:17 Round about them will serve little boys of perpetual freshness.

25 posted on 12/03/2006 11:24:41 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: Prodigal Son

For instance, men, you must understand that your camel will not always be in the mood for a lovemaking session. Show some consideration and treat her with kindness and she will respond willingly to your overtures.


26 posted on 12/03/2006 11:29:50 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: KingArthur305

Some disgusting examples of Muslim porn

27 posted on 12/03/2006 11:32:53 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: Prodigal Son

Dirka Dirka Birka Dirka.
Leave the Birka on?


28 posted on 12/03/2006 11:34:37 AM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: KingArthur305
For some reason I started developing this fetish to see an overly covered arab/muslim woman undress.

That might be a great business opportunity (as long as you can produce burqa porn and remain anonymous).

29 posted on 12/03/2006 11:35:00 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Prodigal Son

If its as she says, they are so advanced on these matters, why is she needed?


30 posted on 12/03/2006 11:40:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: Prodigal Son
She takes a strict Islamic line on homosexuality _ she calls it a disease.

Does the koran say anything about, "HORIS" in jihad heaven, where entrants can hump for eternity and drink wine ?
31 posted on 12/03/2006 11:42:11 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: wideminded

She's on one channel. On another is an imam giving a fatwa that both people must keep their clothes on.


32 posted on 12/03/2006 11:45:12 AM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Before their LIBERATION BY AMERICA:


After LIBERATION (mis-stated as 'occupation' by the traitorous seditious MSM)


33 posted on 12/03/2006 11:46:51 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
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34 posted on 12/03/2006 11:50:47 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Prodigal Son

Good 'ol Heba. She should be wearing the full head sack ...

35 posted on 12/03/2006 12:54:15 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: timsbella

Did you say "Bum Sex"?

36 posted on 12/03/2006 3:31:38 PM PST by gridlock (We just got dumped. McCain and Rudy are Rebound Guys. Let's not marry the Rebound Guy.)
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To: Prodigal Son
For example, Islam "stresses the importance of foreplay," Kotb said, and she often stresses to listeners that women should also enjoy sex.

Kind of hard to enjoy sex if one's clitoris was cut off.

Kotb, 39 and married with three daughters, studied sexology with Maimonides University, a private school in Florida,

She got her degree from a school named after a medieval Jewish scholar. She won't last long before her opponents accuse her of being a Zionist plant.

37 posted on 12/03/2006 4:56:39 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one at a time!!!)
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To: ikka

IIRC, Maimonides was a doctor, but he may have been a Rabbi as well.


38 posted on 12/03/2006 9:16:36 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: KingArthur305

"Arab/Muslim woman taking off their burka or coverings."

Theo van Gogh's and Ali Hirsi's film included something like that, but the women were covered with bruises and verses from the Koran.


39 posted on 12/04/2006 5:22:35 AM PST by angkor
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To: wideminded; KingArthur305
Screendumps from the video "What Will It Be", by Danish/Muslim pop star Deeyah, aka Deepika Thathaal. As expected, she had to flee Denmark to the US to escape death threats.

The video met mixed reactions when posted here on FR a while back.

http://www.deeyah.com/quicktime03.htm.

It is a bit racy.


40 posted on 12/04/2006 5:35:10 AM PST by angkor
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