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?