There has been a recent shift in the field of sexual health, representing a move away from biomedical concerns to sexual rights frameworks. However, few studies on sexuality are based on a rights framework. The unspoken nature of sexuality in Iranian culture has led to a lack of national studies on the topic. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of married Iranian women on sexual rights in their sexual relationships.
How do Iranian women from Rafsanjan conceptualize their sexual behaviors?
How do Iranian women from Rafsanjan conceptualize their sexual behaviors? | SpringerLink
Fariba Parsa. Sex tourism and sex trafficking in Iran are increasing. One contributing cause is the practice of sigheh. While sigheh is often justified using moral terms, in practice it is a legal loophole for prostitution. The problems associated with sigheh are rampant, but there is almost no research or data about this legalized form of sexual exploitation and about the lives of its victims in Iran. Some proponents of sigheh argue that the practice encourages chastity because it ensures that sexual relations occur within the confines of marriage. Another argument is that many men have no other possible source for sexual companionship other than through a paid arrangement.
The Shadow of Silence on the Sexual Rights of Married Iranian Women
Metrics details. To explore sexually related information, motivation, and behaviors that Iranian newly married couples utilized through their marital lives. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. The participants highlighted information needs related to their sexual relationships and services that should be provided by the relevant programs in the educational and national health system.
Sexual problems are common among the middle-aged women; however, there is no deep understanding of sexuality in midlife. This is a descriptive qualitative study. Seventeen women aged 40 years old were purposively selected from urban health centers in Gorgan, Iran, in Face-to-face, semi-structured and in-depth interviews were conducted for data collection until data saturation was attained. Data analysis demonstrated seventh sub-themes and three themes.