Bedding the Bedouin Man, by Ana Santos


“The Bedouins represent a far-off country with intriguing practices and cultures. Not to mention that these guys live in tents or caves and know how to survive the cruel conditions of the desert. It makes for a heady concoction of raw masculinity personified in bodies naturally toned as a result of fighting it out with the elements of nature. It is a classic, irresistible mix of exoticism that is well, knee–weakening.”

via The Manila Times: Bedding the Bedouin Man : Ana Santos.

On another point —
“Much has already been written about the sex tourism in Asia and the Western men in search of the exoticism, and the women who can give it to them.

 

But as the bank rollers of the oldest profession of the world are traditionally men, this kind of sex tourism is automatically looked upon as exploitation of women and condemned by general society.

 

While the women, on their journey to the Middle East, are looked on with a patronizing sympathy that borders on disdain and judgment. It is another kind of double standard—the polarity of which, is striking.

 

But doesn’t it all boil down to our basic make-up as humans? The need for some semblance of love in whatever form—sex, affection, companionship—is culturally indifferent.

It is a basic human need much like eating and breathing, not only necessary for the propagation of a new generation, but for one’s own personal survival.
And apparently, it is a need that many of those emotionally and sexually starved will cross oceans and deserts to find.”

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