A Khaliji (a person from the gulf), staring from the ankle of his eye at the waitress, while ordering a meal.
An Egyptian flooding a girl on the street with some shit like: “Ya Gameel, Ya Sokar, Ya Aaçal…”
These, my friends, are the most obvious examples of the sexual frustration from which we suffer. I don’t mind sexual obsession (I secretly love it!), but mix sexual oppression and sexual obsession→ the result is lethal.
In fact we do talk about sex (even if we don’t have it, but we still talk about it) but we often talk about it ambiguously. We don’t call it “pleasures of the flesh” we call them pleasures of love…. Like YEAAAAAAH!!! LOVE!.
Even our own language is ambiguous when it comes to sex. Consider the following sentence:
“Two individuals of the same genus, and from the same gender are having sex”
Try translating this sentence to Arabic:
فردين من نفس الجنس و من نفس الجنس يمارسان الجنس”
Unfortunately, in Arabic جنس =sex; gender or genus. In other terms the sentence would also mean:
“Two individuals of the same sex and of the same sex are having sex”
What a linguistic loss!
Further more some people use the word جنس to say jeans so imagine saying:
“ Two individuals of the same genus, and from the same gender are having sex in jeans”
فردين من نفس الجنس و من نفس الجنس يمارسان الجنس بالجنس”
“Two individuals of the same sex and of the same sex are having sex in sex”
What a fucked up situation, but then who dares to talk about homosexuality in Lebanon anyway.
The word “
جنس” is often avoided because it is more or less restricted to a sinful act, if we want to saying fucking without being slang we’d say things like
مضاجعةto share a bed or to sleep with, which isn’t really adequate because it is not a specific word for sex and also because it is not perceived as a normal thing, the word is phonetically awkward; another word is
تزاوجto copulate (too scientific and not very human!).
In the same subject, in Arabic the word for masturbating is
العادة السّريّةdamn the word alone is scary, I personally don’t use it! I prefer using the French word, there is another word for it
استمناءwhich is actually worse because it literally means self-inflicting semen, this practically excludes me, and so I don’t like it either.
How are we supposed to talk about these subjects when we don’t have any words to express them clearly? As I said before I prefer using French, Arabic is so impotent!