Saudia Arabia has opened its first ‘Halal’ sex shop to cater to Muslim customers in the holy city of Mecca.
What the hell is a ‘Halal’ sex shop, you’re probably wondering? Short answer: It’s a sex shop that has been approved by Saudi clerics, religious authorities who believe opening it would improve the sexual relationship between husbands and wives.
Although the store will sell “products that increase feelings of sensuality and improve the atmosphere between the couple in the sexual relationship,” vibrators won’t be part of its inventory, as they are condoned by Islam.
American Islamic Scholar Hamza Yusuf explains:
“Contrary to popular belief that Islam is repressive about sex, there are ample dictates in Quran and hadith (a record of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad and his companions) that encourage sex within marriage. There are also examples in the Quran where Prophet Mohammad tells men not to leave their wives for more than six months so as to avoid sexual neglect, and there are even some well-known references to foreplay in the hadith.”
Here is some trivia: Turkey is home to the first halal sex shop in a pre-dominantly Muslim country. It was opened in 2013 by entrepreneur Haluk Murat Demirel and sells everything from lubricants to herbal aphrodisiacs. It even offers advice on how to have ‘halal’ sex.
Have any of you ever tried ‘halal’ sex? How was it?