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La vie familliale

La vie familliale,dans nos familles,la femme ne peut pas s’exprimer son desir sexuel,sinon son mari la considere comme prostituee,dans cette situation nous vivons dans la crainte en famille’

English translation by PulseWire member Aurore

In our families, women cannot express their sexual desires. If they do so, their husbands consider them to be prostitutes. This leads to a situation where we, women, live in fear within our own families

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Aurore's picture

Bonjour!

Bonjour Nabintu, je suis traductrice volontaire pour Pulse Wire et l'équipe de PulseWire a voulu que vos articles soient aussi accessibles en anglais pour toute notre communauté. N'hésitez pas à partager vos expériences. La place de la sexualité au sein des couples et des familles est un sujet très intéressant, et votre contribution très utile ! Bravo pour votre engagement et votre détermination. Respectueusement, Aurore

Aurore's picture

Read the article in English!

In our families, women cannot express their sexual desires. If they do so, their husbands consider them to be prostitutes. This leads to a situation where we, women, live in fear within our own families

(This is an English translation of the blog post)

Leslie Stoupas's picture

Thanks for sharing!

Nabintu,

Thank you for sharing this story. It sounds like there is such a misunderstanding of women's sexuality. How frustrating that must be. What do you think needs to happen to change this?

I admire your strength in sharing this story!

Leslie Stoupas

Shelley Megquier's picture

I agree, this is a problem

Thanks for your post, Nabintu. Society's discomfort with female sexuality seems to be a problem all over the world. What a shame that a woman must chose between being demonized and enjoying pleasure. I think sex education for youth in schools would help to dispel commonly held misconceptions about human sexuality and especially female sexual pleasure.

wanja's picture

Speak up Women!

Thank you Bintu for speaking up about this. It is a real problem for many of us women in

africa because of cultural practices that make speaking about sex taboo. Be encouraged to know that women have made inroads on this because of the changing trends and exposure to cultures that do not shy away from these things. Keep talking my sister because of you keep knocking, the door will finally open.
Please bear in mind however that men change very slowly so give them a little time but keep pushing.

Regards

Liz

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