Let us start by saying we understand how absurd this list of misconceptions are, but then again what does one expect when sex education is not taught in Egyptian schools, and parents treat the subject like an automatic ticket to hell? Children are then forced to learn about sex through the internet filled with fetishes and kinks that could leave the innocent terrified and misinformed. That being said, here is the list of ludicrous things we learned that Egyptians believe about sex. Believe it or not, some people actually believe that babies are delivered out of the anal canal, instead of the obvious vagina. The absurd logic being that a baby could never fit through the pee-hole. Let's be clear: babies come out of the uterus and not the urinary tract.
Six men arrested for "promoting sexual deviancy" and "debauchery" on social media will be subjected to invasive forensic anal examinations, said Amnesty International, ahead of their trial tomorrow Sunday 1 October. Since the concert, there have been reports of a sweeping crackdown by the Egyptian authorities against people the authorities perceive to be engaging in same-sex sexual activity. The concert provoked a smear campaign by national media, with calls for those involved to be punished. On 25 September, Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadiq ordered the State Security prosecution to investigate an "incident" at the concert which "incited homosexuality" and where symbols "inciting such acts" were displayed. A day after the concert a year-old man was arrested on charges of "debauchery". He was sentenced this week to six years in prison, followed by six years of probation. Two other men who were arrested earlier this week and are currently detained in Agouza police station in Cairo are due to stand trial on 11 October.
Their arrest is part of a wider crackdown against homosexuality that started last week when a group of people were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim country. Amnesty said the Forensic Medical Authority was due to subject the six men to anal examinations to determine whether they have had homosexual sex. However, Amnesty International contest anal examinations violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment under international law.
Rami Malek, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Bohemian Rhapsody", poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. Egyptian authorities were eager to claim a connection to Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek after his best actor win at the Academy Awards last week. First, the film was shown in theatres in Egypt only after several scenes were cut, two sources in Cairo told Human Rights Watch.