There is a collective unwillingness to face up to any behaviour that falls short of the marital ideal. To be Moroccan is not a nationality, but a conviction. Take abortion, for example. It would be utter nonsense to argue for a secular sexual revolution in the Arab world. And despite the toxic mess caused by the lack of proper education, the taboo around contraceptives and the illegal status of abortion. It is actually quite damaging.
The glass is not always half empty, I discovered.
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For the woman, this is a bolt from the blue. Sex in the Arab world is an enigma, an Egyptian gynaecologist explains to El Feki: While people were assuring me that HIV was not a problem in the Arab world, I met entire families who were infected. Do we seriously need to? As a leading Moroccan magazine put it: Governments sit on the results of the surveys they ordered.