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Small Talk With Angelica Lindsey-Ali: Is Islam a Sex Positive Religion?

by in Identity on 27th July, 2019

Source: Instagram | @villageauntie

“I think Muslim women are the first ones to confuse shame and modesty. We’re taught from a very young age, “Cover your body. Pull your hijab over your breasts. Don’t wear this article of clothing. Son’t talk about having a menstrual cycle…”  – we’re taught from very early on to be ashamed of our bodies.” – Small Talk with Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Welcome to Small Talk, a podcast series delivering short, digestible episodes of some of the muslim community’s biggest and most hard hitting questions answered concisely by Muslim women who know their craft.

In this episode, we’re in conversation with Angelica Lindsey-Ali, aka. the @villageauntie, a U.S based sexual health educator and community scholar whose work over the span of 20 years has sought to challenge and unlock conversations around sex in the Muslim community.

How have our ideas on sex and intimacy between a couple been misconstrued in the context of religious education? And how are Muslim women getting ready for sex and intimacy?

Conversations on sex can are often shrouded taboos in the Muslim community, which may be result of some very clear parameters about what can and cannot take place between two Muslims before marriage, but what impact are they having on the development of a healthy sex life for Muslim couples, and more specifically how it is inhibiting the development of female pleasure? Against the backdrop of Amaliah’s Sex Ed Survey, Sara and Angelica discuss sex and female pleasure in the context of Islam as a sex positive religion.

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