The repercussions of having sex with a female are so awful (especially for the girl/woman)it's no wonder homosex is the norm. Correction I don't think there's one adult Muslim/Arab man who hasn't had some kind of sex with another male at least once (most likely more) in his life.The repercussions of having sex with a female are so awful (especially for the girl/woman)it's no wonder homosex is the norm. I was in Abu Dhabi a few months back (remember the thread about buying a persian rug? At the time, Grinder worked in the country so I got on and met this friendly guy. I will say, I've never been very patriotic but the experience left me so paranoid that I had a newfound appreciation for being gay in the US.
Anyway, since he was only 22 and claimed to not be gay, I assumed he would be kind of awkward and hesitant. It is odd when countries claim there is no homosexuality in their culture, but it is normal for men to be hanging on one another.According to him, it wasn't uncommon to just sit at a bar and get instant messages from other patrons looking for sex. I think there was even an international Mr Bear contest there a couple of years ago.And, yes, it's easy to negotiate a happy ending on a massage table in some Istanbul hammams. A long time ago I had a hot, hot affair with a Turkish TA at the school where I work.Middle Eastern society may not want to label men "gay," because they don't want to even admit that gay exists.Not admitting that someone is gay is their way of denying gay and keeping people in the closet.