Why are arab/muslim men so inhibited in their sexual relations with their wives? I am an American woman married to a Tunisian. I, along with several of my husbands friends wives have the same issue with our sexual relationships. Our men are selfish lovers and frankly have no clue how to please a woman, nor do they try.
Is this cultural because they are taught sex is dirty. And why are they so fast to be done?
Men are more likely to orgasm when sex
includes vaginal intercourse
and women are more likely to orgasm when they engage in a variety of sex acts, a new study has revealed.Findings from the study of sexual and sexual-health behaviours conducted by Indiana University
has provided an updated and much needed snapshot of contemporary Americans’ sexual behaviours, including a description of more than 40 combinations of sexual acts that people perform during sexual events, patterns of condom use by adolescents and adults, and the percentage of Americans participating in same-sex encounters.The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behaviour (NSSHB) is one of the most comprehensive studies on these topics in almost two decades and documents the sexual experiences and condom-use behaviours of 5,865 adolescents and adults ages 14 to 94.According to the study’s findings, one of four acts of vaginal intercourse are condom protected in the U.S. (one in three among singles).
“These data about sexual behaviours and condom use in contemporary America are critically needed by medical and public health professionals who are on the front lines addressing issues such as HIV, sexually transmissible infections and unintended pregnancy,” said Michael Reece of the Centre for Sexual Health Promotion.
Debby Herbenick, of the CSHP said Herbenick said: “Findings show that condoms are used twice as often with casual sexual partners as with relationship partners, a trend that is consistent for both men and women across age groups that span 50 years.”
The report has also suggested that adults using a condom for intercourse were just as likely to rate the sexual extent positively in terms of arousal, pleasure and orgasm than when having intercourse without one.
Many older adults continue to have active pleasurable sex lives, reporting a range of different behaviours and partner types, however adults over the age of 40 have the lowest rates of condom use. Although these individuals may not be as concerned about pregnancy, this suggests the need to enhance education efforts for older individuals regarding STI risks and prevention.
The findings were published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine .
I have some questions about rights to sexual intimacy (all related questions):1) If a wife has to always fulfill her husband’s sexual desires even when she doesn’t want to, does this mean that he has to fulfill her desires when he doesn’t want to, as well? Can a wife “demand” sex as husbands can?2) Is it sinful for a husband to refuse his wife? If refusing a husband can lead him to other sin, doesn’t refusing a wife lead HER to sin, as well?3) What constitutes a “valid” reason for refusing intimacy? For example, even though husbands can enjoy their wives while they’re menstruating by putting a garment over their privates, does she have to engage in intimacy if she is having slight cramps, not even a “valid” sickness?
4) Shouldn’t the husband just respect that his wife is simply “not in the mood”? Wouldn’t he enjoy it more if she IS in the mood, or is he like an animal that needs his desires fulfilled ASAP?
Please help me as I have trouble coming to terms with this seemingly “unfair” concept, even when the couple is mutually respectful and communicative. If a sister could answer, that would be appreciated. May Allah reward you best.
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You have raised some very important points:
1) If a wife has to always fulfill her husband’s sexual desires even when she doesn’t want to, does this mean that he has to fulfill her desires when he doesn’t want to, as well? Can a wife “demand” sex as husbands can?
The husband is obligated to keep his wife chaste. While scholars have distinguished between a man’s right to “demand” sex and a woman’s right to “request” sex, it is nonetheless a man’s religous duty to keep his wife sexually satisfied. A woman may not have an explicit legal right to demand sex in the same fashion as a man; however, this distinction merely accounts for the inherent temperamental, physical, and emotional differences between the sexes. Ustadha Hedaya Hartford, in her excellent guide to Islamic marriage, states that both Hanafi and Shafi’i scholars hold that a man should make love to his wife at least every four nights. [Hedaya Hartford, Islamic Marriage: Starting Off On the Right Foot. Beirut and Damascus: Dar al-Fikr, 2000]
2) Is it sinful for a husband to refuse his wife? If refusing a husband can lead him to other sin, doesn”t refusing a wife lead HER to sin, as well?
Yes, it is sinful for a man to consistently refuse his wife. Note the word “consistently.” It is a given that sometimes one spouse or the other won’t be in the mood. However, as Ustadha Hedaya says, sex should never be used as a weapon. There is great blessing in satisfying your spouse, even if you don’t feel like it. A woman who is not sexually satisfied in her marriage may be led to sin. This is a possibility for both spouses if they are not receiving their rights. Scholars emphasize that a man must keep his wife chaste. How can he do this if he refuses her?
3) What constitutes a “valid” reason for refusing intimacy? For example, even though husbands can enjoy their wives while they”re menstruating by putting a garment over their privates, does she have to engage in intimacy if she is having slight cramps, not even a “valid” sickness?
Valid reasons include menstruation, postpartum bleeding, illness, exhaustion, and physical inability. Note that a woman cannot have sex while menstruating or experiencing postnatal bleeding. However, if she simply doesn’t feel up to it, then the best thing to do is to explain to her husband how she feels. Perhaps there are other ways she can explore to satisfy him. Furthermore, she should let him know that when she feels better, she looks forward to having intercourse. This will create a sense of anticipation and let him know that she loves him.
4) Shouldn’t the husband just respect that his wife is simply “not in the mood?”Wouldn’t he enjoy it more if she IS in the mood, or is he like an animal that needs his desires fulfilled ASAP?
Yes, both spouses need to understand that sometimes one or the other won’t be in the mood. However, as I stated before, this should not become a habit. It is very easy to keep putting off your husband, but think of the long term. It may be good to sit down and count how often you put him off. It may be more than you think. Also worth exploring: why aren’t you in the mood? Is there s0mething he could do differently? How often do you two just sit and enjoy each other’s company? Talking, laughing, cuddling, and kissing are things couples should do on a regular basis, not just when they have sex. These little ways of showing love really do foster a strong relationship and prepare the couple for further intimacy.
Another suggestion is to look at your husband’s timing. Do you have children? Do you work or go to school? Perhaps your husband is approaching you after you’ve had a long day. There are things you can do to alleviate this and create a positive, loving environment where BOTH of you crave intimacy.
Please read these articles on SunniPath. They are of benefit.
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May Allah bless you and your husband to find a solution that is mutually beneficial.
And Allah alone gives success.