Thursday, 24 May 2012

Dr. Kotb candidly talks about the issues related to sex

Dr. Heba Kotb is a conservative Muslim, who has crossed the bounds of the chauvinistic Muslim society in her famous soap opera, Big Talk, where she candidly talks about the issues related to sex. Though its just been two months but the show on the independent Egyptian satellite channel El-Mehwar is really rocking the region. And out of the ordinary part is that she discusses about the matter in society where it has been forbidden by the community. However, she talks about sex in an Islamic light, postulating that the faith is in favor of pleasure for both men and women provided they are connubial. In an interview at Cairo University, Dr. Kotb said, ‘I’m very proud of my religion. 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’. Her outspokenness is really hitting the streets of a community where male and female interaction is discouraged and where perpetual myths are allowed to cultivate profusely. Dr. Kotb, 39 and married with 3 daughters, she studied sexology with Maimonides University, a private school in Florida, and combined it with her own knowledge of her religion to produce a thesis on Sexuality in Islam. During her discussions, she lays down the biological facts regarding sexual positions, female orgasm, oral sex even masturbation (frowned upon but at least preferable to unmarried or adulterous sex, which is haram, meaning banned by religion). However, she personifies homosexuality as a disease. Disapproval among people: Some of the people are not in favor of Heba’s chat show. Somia, a housewife, says, ‘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’. Mona Helmi, a feminist writer asserts, ‘After Islamic banks, Islamic fashion, Islamic TV channels, Islamic hairdressers, Islamic swimsuits, Islamic writers — now Islamic sex? This is too much’. Dr. Kotb rebuts the statements by saying that 80% divorce cases in the Arab world is due to sexual problems, which is the outcome of ignorance. Thus, the problem could only be averted by the power of knowledge. Image Read

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