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Loving Muslim Marriage Episode #4: Are Men Sexual And Women Emotional?

Saba Syed (Umm Reem)

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We often hear that men think about sex way more than women, but is that true? And if it’s not true, then what effect does this belief have on Muslim couples? In this episode, we talk to Usman Mughni, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Saba Syed (aka Umm Reem) is the author of International award winning novel, "An Acquaintance." Saba has a BA degree in Islamic Studies. She studied Arabic Language & Literature at Qatar University and at Cairo Institute in Egypt. She also received her Ijaazah in Quranic Hafs recitation in Egypt from Shaikh Muhammad al-Hamazawi. She had been actively involved with Islamic community since 1995 through her MSA, and then as a founding member of TDC, and other community organizations. in 2002, she organized and hosted the very first "Musim Women's Conference" in Houston, TX. Since then, she's been passionately working towards empowering Muslim women through the correct and untainted teachings of Islam. She is a pastoral counselor for marriage & family, women and youth issues. She has hosted several Islamic lectures and weekly halaqas in different communities all over U.S and overseas, also hosted special workshops regarding parenting, Islamic sex-ed, female sexuality, and marital intimacy.

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    Spirituality

    October 30, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    As Salamu Alaikum,

    Another great episode. I am wondering if the studies quoted by Dr. Mughni referring to the number of times a man or woman thinks about sex are based on self-report (its hard for me to imagine how else this data could be collected) – if so, then, the results for women are probably under-reported – based on factors already discussed in this series.

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      Anas

      October 31, 2019 at 12:21 PM

      Asalamualykum!

      Interesting point! Another aspect to consider is whether or not they are married.

      I’m also wondering about the environment. If you live in an area where you’re bombarded with a lot of billboards (sex sells etc.) and other potential provokers of sexual thoughts then you’re more prone to having throughout the day.

      I agree with everything that’s being said. I think it would make the case more well rounded is if we can also address of a hyper sexual society. The “west” used to deprive people of acknowledging the necessities of sex and that both men and women have a sexual nature – that’s one end of the spectrum – Now it has gone to the other extreme, where it is hyper sexuallized and we have to acknowledge that that has an effect on us too!

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