Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Risking death to discuss sex in Saudi Arabia

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 31, 2009 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: anti-sex politics, censorship, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

Horrifying story from the Middle East. Will anyone there come to this poor fellow's defense? Surely he must have known the risk he was taking. So why did he take it? From this POV, he's either a madman or a sexual revolutionary trapped in a repressive system.

Saudi Arabia has closed the Jeddah office of a Lebanon-based television network after it aired an interview with a Saudi man speaking about his sexual escapades...

Mazen Abdul-Jawad, 32, was arrested last month in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after shocking Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative countries in the world, by recounting details of his sexual exploits on Lebanese channel LBC....launching into descriptions of foreplay techniques and tricks for cruising women on the streets of Jeddah...

Abdul-Jawad has been charged with publicizing vice and lawyers say he may face the death penalty.

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Oh the differences between cultures. We often castigate America for her puritanical views of sex, but then we're reminded of just how disgustingly repressive some religions are.