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One thing I have wanted to write about for a while in this column is the view of sex and dating in Turkey.
To put it more simply, they constantly obsess over what they don’t have.
Some sort of a covetous behavior perhaps.” I completely agree with him.
The consequences of this conservative view of sex are dire—for both men and women.
Growing up, men believe that women are sacred prizes to firstly win, marry, bed, and then—as sexual freedom is not encouraged and many men and women from more conservative families will sleep with no one before they get married—cheat on.
It could be out of either envy or obsession caused by self-suppression.
Because they can’t openly express their own sexual problems or desires, they meddle in other people’s lives and probably live vicariously through them.
He also told me that if a girl and a boy are friends, pretty soon one of them will develop a romantic interest in the other.
Religion is of course the major player of why this is the case.
Under President Erdoğan’s leadership (whose party AKP has held government for 12 years), the conservatives have become more powerful and visible than ever before, and use sexual politics as one of the most important tools to control society.
On September 15, Ismail Akkiraz, the vice chairman of the über-conservative Saadet Party, told a crowd during a speech that, “due to the AKP’s inadequate policies, our youth do not know how to practice ablution, and 60% go around [not showering after sex].” A few weeks later, on October 1, Selman Ada, the new manager of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, said that employees (besides the ballet dancers) can no longer wear “athletic wear, tight cotton shorts, tights, stretch jeans, sandals, slippers, spiked high heels, formal evening gowns” to work.
As journalist Belgin Tan says in his satirical blog in , the “independent attitudes [of foreign women] add to the challenge factor, it makes a man want to compete.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating