By Lama Hajj. In fact, the mere notion that you might have pleasurable physical relationships is THE most disgraceful thing a woman in our country could endure because society dictates that our self-worth is somehow directly linked to our untouched hymens. If you happen to be a sexually liberal female, comfortable with your sexuality and your pleasure, living in Lebanon will be perplexing. Society will demonize and disgrace you for any behavior they believe deviates from conventional gender expectations, which is total bullshit. This judgment will not only come at you from the puritanical elements of society, you can expect it from the very men who are more than happy to plow you a few times a week, too. I've heard this firsthand from many of my male friends. The setup for sex in Lebanon is brimming with slut-shaming.
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Taxis are cheap enough. Some parts of the city feel like Paris, while others fell like Warsaw. They have that dark, sultry look, but their skin is generally lighter than those in other Arab countries. I heard alot of hype about girls in Beirut, but in all honestly, I was a little underwhelmed. The standard is generally pretty decent- they keep themselves in shape and have natural good looks — but finding a 8 or a 9 is not easy.
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The air is thick with stale cigarette smoke, and the mirror-lined walls are smeared and cracked. A gold crucifix gleams on his chest. Every so often, an attractive, young, Slavic-looking woman walks over, and he opens the notebook so she can sign her name. Jad owns a "super nightclub," one of approximately in Lebanon, most of which are located in the town of Maameltein — just 20 minutes away from the glitzy clubs and high-end boutiques of Beirut.
I'm not a fan of Lebanese exceptionalism. But when it comes to dating, we really do set ourselves apart. This is evidenced by the well-established fact that when any of your friends move abroad, they return, not with a souvenir, but with a ring. Chronic commitment-phobia issues be damned.