Moroccans recall that case, which her a lot of angry comments from tourists, a Belgian named Philippe Serfaty came to the city of Agadir, taking advantage of European nationality to sign tens of girls after promises by their marriage and trafficked abroad. Not only that the Belgian Jewish exploitation of these women to whims of tourism, but took dozens of pictures and posted on sites on the Internet and provided valuable advice to tourists who wish to visit the sexual Morocco and their conviction on the simplest and easiest ways for sex tourism convenient and cheap.
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But sex tourism in Morocco is not only the story of the Belgian, it is the story of hundreds of others who have made Morocco and the favorite destination for sex tourism, and they mix of homosexuals and lesbians, the sick abuse of all types. Morocco fame in sex tourism has become alarming. A few months ago, when the world was preoccupied with the search for missing British girl Madeleine, published news agency says a British newspaper strange that the girl's family when there is a Moroccan rich, and that it might be used blonde girl in sexual services to the guests of the family. Despite the surprising and British news agency which quoted «Reuters» too, but that in any case indicates that the subject of sex tourism, especially among children, is called in Morocco and converting it into a black point in the global sex tourism map. This worrying situation of sex tourism in Morocco is that prompted a number of organizations and associations to issue a statement Inveighed escalation of the phenomenon of sexual tourism in the country, a phenomenon that no one can conceal it became very clear in every city, and sometimes in villages and isolated areas. A statement by the Moroccan human rights association, done in coordination with the United Nations, it is no longer possible to hide this phenomenon, which was conducted in secret before, and turned into a public phenomenon, including sexual exploitation of children. The statement added that the promotion of tourism is illusory, and that there is economic profits, but also the risk of a significant degree of bad. The statement pointed out certain cities, such as Marrakesh and Agadir and Essaouira, Tangier, Tetouan, which invaded many tourists during the summer, and who exploit young people of both sexes need money or work or migrate abroad for sexual exploitation. The statement added that poverty is one of the most important factors that encourage this phenomenon, in addition to the absence of sex education and the lack of a national plan on childhood. The statement that the fight against sex tourism will not succeed if measures are not very strict by the state, institutions and the Moroccans in general to stand in the face of this phenomenon, and the creation of strong punitive action laws work to protect children from prostitution rings tourism and reintegration in the social life. Rarely does with a few weeks in Morocco without hearing stories about tourists involved in sexual relationships, either with Moroccan youth, or with the children being exploited in ways ugly. A few weeks ago jumped to the forefront News crimes victims were Western tourists used to go to Morocco each year in order to meet Brfaqaehm abuse or hunt others, and the latest news of the death of a French tourist in Agadir at the hands of her Isgrha which was more than twenty years. After that was an elderly German tourists died at the hands of a young Moroccan was accompanied by about eight years, claiming that the German tourist was sponsored by the Moroccan adolescents to be clarified so that the adoption was only a front for concealing sexual exploitation ended the murder as the only way to get rid of the young Moroccan grotesque sexual exploitation. There are security interests in the archives of many of the crimes that were eventually Natural unequal sexual relations between Moroccan and between homosexuals or playing Adshat Western money and promises immigration a key role. In Marrakesh, which became months Moroccan city in this area, has become Alemrakxion whistle alarm after that turned many homes to antique sports especially in the ownership of foreign parties exploit the obscene and sexual activities throughout the year. Excitingly, these houses, mostly found in popular districts traditionally become managed by global networks of prostitution, so that the protective continue until the early morning hours, during which dozens or hundreds exploitation of the young men and women of the city, and others come to Marrakesh from other cities, and this What is growing concern among the population who claim continuously to combat this phenomenon. In Tangier, seized security interests About a month ago a network of foreigners, including investors in the city, children who were abused minors, including a child not more than five years old. There are other examples of foreigners, who are mostly Spaniards exploited near the city of the country, and save homes in the city has become the KRA to sexual practices of all forms, to the extent that the Spanish television channel «Antenna 3», has found about two years ago no problem in completing a television program about child prostitution in the city, which is why a setback media of Morocco. Gulf have the reputation of not less bad for the European tourist, that were not reputations in the area of sex tourism more black. Since I knew Morocco boom in tourism in Arab cities, the social and ethical tragedies occurred many, including family separation and expand the map of prostitution. Moroccan judiciary plays a large role in the spread of this phenomenon, because of laws that deal with a large tolerance of sexual exploitation of children and sex tourism in general. A few weeks ago, a Moroccan court sentenced the French tourists, ten months in prison and a fine of Euro 2700 on charges of sexual exploitation of children, a provision will certainly many tourists doorknock Morocco for sex tourism, first because of the spread of this phenomenon, and secondly because the Moroccan laws dealing with tolerance up large extent complicity. Earlier in Marrakech, French was convicted two years, and convicted of a friend four years after accused of the sexual exploitation of children and published more than fifty picture of the children and adolescents Moroccan on the Internet. It is exciting to Osman White Beach, which was why expose French tourists, died in suspicious circumstances, while his parents say that he was killed in the retaliatory operation.
A few weeks ago French tourists, were presented before a court in Casablanca and accused of sedition minor girl and indecent display. According to security sources, the Moroccan tourist French, which involved police officers in Paris, linking chat relationship with the Moroccan girls on the Internet and Twaaada on the meeting, in Casablanca, where he rented a house, and was hosted in his home for three days before being found after that Her parents complaint on the disappearance of their daughter. Promotion of sex tourism is a formal or semi-formal at times. In tourist official poster issued last year by the agency «op» (Pyrenees) Catalan in Spain show girl «Moroccan» Bagaftan too open and transparent black shirt under kaftan so do not differ greatly from picture images Alborno. Read the posters that promote tourism in Morocco, it will come in his mind one thing: sex. And the Internet has become a serious role to play in the growth and escalation of prostitution rings and sex tourism, where the networks of local and global rhythm of the young victims of sex for child prostitution. The figures indicate that the sites child prostitution and sex tourism smashed all indices, and figures transactions and trade bodies sometimes exceed the amounts collected from the drug trade. Sex tourism does not conceal the insides social risks and ethical, but it warns Morocco shift to another African quagmire of AIDS (AIDS). Morocco, which has become a constant presence at the head of the Arab countries, which defines the growth of this phenomenon, it is not the only course in this area, but the more serious status. Most Arab countries known tourist growing markedly sex tourism, including countries as possible trying to cover up the phenomenon. In Tunisia, for example, which are among the most prominent tourist countries, the phenomenon of concern to civil society. The same applies to other Arab countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, UAE and other countries. It continued expanding oil spot.
Question is: I've heard that 70% of moroccon women lose their virginity before marriage, but most don't openly admit it because it is taboo. Is that true?
Also I hear the only moroccan men and women who can openly date and have premarital sex without shame are those who belong to the upper class of society?
answer: I wouldn't go with that statistic but yes there are many people that take part in pre-marital sex in Morocco. (and the numbers are growing unfortunately) It is taboo -- it is against Islam. Some people will have anal sex just to remain a "virgin" others will have their hymen "replaced". Lots of men will sleep around and even date a girl take her virginity but never marry her becuase he will want a virigin even though in Islam we actually say that virgins are for virgins and non-virgins are for non-virgins...but anyway....
This activity is much more common for college age students because of the freedoms they have and among the upper classes who often reject their culture and relgion (ie their values) for western ways more often than those of the lower classes. This is much more common in the cities as well -- especially Casablanca which is notorious for this. You will see women dressed in very little clothing walking down the street. They think it makes them worldly and refined although many can actually look worse than some people the average American would define as slutty.
Blame colonialization, globalization, their partents....whatever but America is also not the same it was 40 years ago.
When it comes to shame...I think there are even members of the upper class that have some shame in what they do, I have met them, and many know what their religion demands and contemplate it from time to time... but when your own community (your social class, location, family etc) doesn't hold you to those standards you rarely hold yourself to them either.
Most Moroccans that do lose their virginity prior to marriage don't actually believe it is the right thing to do just as many people in this country still hope to remain pure for their marriage but rarely wait. People used to get marry at a younger age and that helped them in remaining a virgin but now (even look at the history in America) people go off to college and are away from their families and their married life gets started much later. It becomes harder for them to wait. In addition, there is a great deal of unemployment in Morocco and that delays marriage as well.
I can only tell you what men I've spoken online too have said and of course what my fiance has divulged (no reason for him to lie about any sexual experiences) and that is that it is much more common for women to lose their virginity before marriage than one would think, but as the first person who answered said, it really is age significant. For women aged 18 to 25 it is quite common, but I think less common the older or younger they are. I also think college life and the freedoms it brings contribute to this as well as the emerging of occidental influences. An example of this is that during my visit here I was quite surprised to see the fashion influences. As an American I wear more clothes than a lot of the women here do and it is very common to see their jeans so tight I wonder how they actually got them fastened. Modesty definitely is not as common as in the past.
Answer: I'm a Lebanese lady and have lived in the middle-east i have not particularly been to Morocco but Moroccan women are scattered all over the UAE (united Arab emirates) and throughout the middle-east they are the one type that everyone fears from because they perform voodoo and spells on men in order to make these men attached to them, whether it kills his wife/children or it makes him leave his wife, i've heard many stories (and still do) and seen many in the newspapers and magazines. And of course it is these types of women that are engaged in pre-marital sex but not for love for money. However, i cannot generalise but do becareful
When one of my friends was in Rabat and met a local woman in a bar. After a long night of drinking he was invited back to her place. After the deed was done she asked him for money. If he were in Asia, or Amsterdam he wouldn't have been surprised, but this caught him off guard. She really didn't appear to be a prostitute, and he certainly didn't intend on solicitng one.
My question is, is this common practice, or something more cultural with casual sex?
Prostitution is incredibly common in Morocco, and unfortunately, most prostitutes don't look like what you'd think a prostitute looks like.
And, most Moroccan women who frequent bars (outside of a very small elite minority in major cities) are prostitutes, though they may dress like businesswomen or normal girls as to make their walk outside easier. Some even wear djellabas.
**Terry G - that's not fair. Not all women in Morocco who don't cover are bad women, or prostitutes! There are lots of women under 30 who dress in the latest European fashions, but would never dare drink or go in a bar. But you're certainly right that any woman in a bar would be fair game in this case.
**Sarah T - Elite women don't go to bars? I take it you've never been to Ifrane, then.
I am not trying to be rude, but if you are going to a Muslim country you should expect decent women to be covered. SO, if you met a woman in a bar and she was so willing to have sex with you then you should have KNOWN that something was not quite right. Any woman who hangs out at a bar in Morocco is obviously not of high moral standing.
he Arabic reads: Prostitute's apartments available for sale - cash or instalments
Edit: I am speaking from my OWN personal experience. If I went to a bar where I live, I would be treated like garbage and my husband would be the target of abuse also. I respect Moroccan culture and the religion and I think when people visit a country like Morocco, they need to do the same. Sadly, many people feel they are on vacation and can do as they please. So, to end this edit... If you are visiting a place that completely violates the local culture or moral code of a country, you should expect to find less than appropriate activity there. I am not at all surprised there is prostitution in a bar and you really SHOULD expect that something is suspicious if women are there, uncovered and drinking when you are in a country where the majority of pious women cover their heads and protect their reputation.
If you knew Moroccan culture or read any decent book about visiting the country you would know decent women do not go to bars. You found a whore--time to pay up!
Quit traveling for sex---be a MAN, get responsible, and get married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
ayisha b-- there are prostitutes in Saudi Arabia (it is just taken care of in an extremely discreet manner) There are also homosexuals there--and homosexual prostitutes too. Who ever told you there were not?
Sexuality is a complex topic, largely taboo in Egyptian society. Never mind that it is behind 59 per cent of divorces: few people are comfortable addressing it, especially in public. Kalam Kebeir
(Serious Talk) -- presented by Heba Qotb, the first ever Arab sexologist and marriage counsellor -- took the nation by storm when it was launched a few weeks ago.
"This weekly programme," Qotb says, "is the first ever to discuss the issue of sexual education and culture in Egypt and the Arab world. It is not a talk show, but a scientific programme operating within the ethical and Sharia frameworks." It was shocking to some viewers, she concedes, but some of the viewers' phone calls were even more shocking. A diffident caller, pointing out that in Islam "the bedroom is as a grave" -- no information should come out of it -- took heart when Qotb told her that, in "righting a wrong" with good intentions, the programme was in fact heeding God's call. A 17-year-old called to ask whether, masturbating, she had lost her virginity. A third wanted help in dealing with the discovery that her nine-year-old son had been raped two years before...
In the latest episode of her show, Qotb pointed out that ignorance of matters sexual and misconceptions relating to them are statistically rife in Egypt, with some 68 per cent of the population suffering from them. "A person grows up to be a blank page," she says. "Any misleading information indelibly marks them. I aim to provide the right kind of database, to give people the basic skill to tell right from wrong in the ethical and religious realm. But it is less ignorance than misconception that worries me, because it is usually taken for granted. On marrying a man will often apply such misconceptions to his wife, and when they don't match her he blames it on her ignorance -- the very same ignorance that he initially saw as a blessing as it is a mark of correct morality."
But why is sex taboo? "Sex has always had bad connotations," according to Amal Abdel-Hadi, one of the founding members of the New Woman Research Centre, "because we live in such a hypocritical society which hails it as important while forbidding any discussion of it except in dirty jokes that promote misconceptions. Let's face it: most parents either do not have the knowledge or, believing that it is religiously wrong, do not share it. It's catastrophic: basic education could very well cut the rates of abuse and rape as well as harassments, because people would not have as much of a problem reporting such incidents when they happened. They would not have such shame regarding their bodies." Are tendencies changing among the young, though?
According to Nora Beheiri, 18, "around 50 per cent of my friends are sexually aware, the rest either have no clue or would come to me for answers. I had sex education classes in the States during high-school. I believe that it is quite essential and highly important to have this kind of awareness because knowledge is power, and it has nothing to do with being religious. I wear the veil but I know a lot about this topic." For her part Menna Hossam, 17, argues that, though most of her friends are sexually aware, such a TV programme can help break the taboo and rather than encouraging immoral behaviour, act to heighten awareness: "usually girls get their sex information from girlfriends, who will have got it from boyfriends who in turn get it from sex magazines and websites. I was very lucky because I was taught at high school. Ironically enough, it was a male teacher who discussed this topic in a very scientific way, unlike the lady school teacher who was too shy to discuss it."
A young man who prefers to be anonymous says sex education first comes from older peers on the school bus, while by the early teens a boy will have had access to books and porn, and older cousins are likely to start speaking with him. For my interlocutor, though he comes from a liberal background, he chose to rely on his peers; luckily they did not mislead him.
According to Riham Shebl, an independent researcher interested in female genital mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gendered violence, "there is sexual awareness among young Egyptians -- it may be false or inaccurate; sometimes it comes from suspect sources. But it exists." It is acquired, she says, through books and the Internet if not experience with foreigners. With the vast majority having only one language, they concentrate on pictures, missing such essential concepts as consent, pleasure, safety and responsibility. "Though Arab culture stresses sensuality, and though Islam discusses the details of sexual practices openly, sex is still frowned on in Arab society," Shebl goes on. "Some religious authorities have their own oppressive agendas -- they claim that sex is for reproduction, not pleasure. Yet in Arab history, Abu Nawwas was not stoned for his homosexuality nor was Imru' Al-Qays punished for describing nude bodies in his verses."
It is due to the rise of institutionalised religion -- and literalist readings -- that this is the case, Shebl believes -- crushing intellectual energy and limiting knowledge: "a decent girl in our society does not dress provocatively, and does not know much about sex. Suddenly before getting married, everybody is giving her sexual information and asking her to adopt exactly the model she's been avoiding all her life. An Arab man wants everything -- a mother (to him as well as his children), a housewife, an excellent sex partner combined with chastity and piety (hence sexual ignorance). When she learns to please him, she risks him discrediting her morally..."
FGM is a clear example of that: whether to ensure that a girl will feel no desire, hence avoiding the risk of a loss of virginity, or for fear of the genitals growing into a penis -- a surprisingly widespread grassroots belief -- it often has a negative effect on men as well as the victims, who find it more difficult to achieve sexual fulfilment. "Such ignorance leads to violence within marriages because both men and women are chained by middle-class conventions that limit sex to dogmatic practices," Shebl goes on. "Nowadays, lots of NGOs have sexual awareness programmes but they target very few, hardly touch the backdoor cult of biology teachers stapling the sex organs pages in text books and asking the students to read them at home."
Misconceptions extend to the notion of incompatibility -- according to Qotb, a common myth. "There is no such thing; rather there is a sexual print that varies according to personality, so everyone by default is different. Performance, rate, needs, frequency, duration, size -- all are elements of that print." Throughout her five years of practising as a sexologist, Qotb managed to broaden the social margin by giving sex education courses to adults, married couples and teens as well as professionals working in family health, psychologists and sociologists.
"I believe what is taught in schools is anatomy, it is not sexuality. I believe sex education in schools is a must. We are calling for a unified sex curriculum. It is like vaccine for your child -- the microbe itself, in the right amount to give immunity."
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