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Excerpt: Meet a famous Arab sex therapist

March 5th, 2013, Comment & Analysis

Shereen El Feki

Lackluster lovemaking is positively un-Islamic.
“Let none of you come upon his wife like an animal, and let there be an emissary between them,” the Prophet Mohammed is reported to have said. “What is this emissary, O Messenger of God?” a clueless believer asked. “The kiss and [sweet] words,” he replied.
If those sentiments seem to be lost in contemporary Arab society, one woman is out to breathe that pioneering spirit back into marital relations: Heba Kotb, the Arab world’s best-known sex therapist.

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Shereen El Feki

Vice-Chair, Global Commission on HIV and the Law

December 6th, 2010, Academia, Africa, Arabic, Cairo, Egypt, English, Europe, Europe, French, Journalist/Commentator, Law and Human Rights, London, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, UK, Women's Rights

Shereen El Feki

Shereen El Feki is a writer, broadcaster and academic. She is an expert on social change in the Arab region, particularly as it relates to sexual and reproductive life, and currently serves as vice-chair of the new Global Commission on HIV and the Law, representing the Arab region.

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