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Somali-Dutch women

In this lecture, Amisah Bakuri discusses her own research on how Somali-Dutch women become sexually knowledgeable.

In this lecture, Amisah Bakuri discusses her own research on how Somali-Dutch women become sexually knowledgeable.

We meet Farida, who like Dahlia in the two stories, underlines the importance of sexual pleasure in marriage as a religious value. How do women such as Dahlia and Farida acquire the knowledge and experience that make pleasurable experiences within marriage possible, in a context where unmarried people are not supposed to be sexually active? Do they talk about sexuality? When and with whom? What are their experiences? Amisah takes up these questions in this video.

Religion and sexual wellbeing are explicitly connected. How is this in the contexts you are familiar with? How do people become sexually knowledgeable, who do they share questions with and look to for guidance? Please share your ideas in the discussion section.

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Religion and Sexual Wellbeing: Pleasure, Piety, and Reproductive Rights

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