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“asexuality”-كارين تخبر “بخصوص” عن تجربتها وال

في هذا  القسم الجديد “بخصوص” تشارك القرّاء/القارءات بعض القصص الشخصية من أعضاء/عضوات الفريق العامل بها وبعض الوجوه “المخصخصة” في مجتمعنا. إليكم مقابلة هذا… more »

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Best Of The Sex Special Issue: Dirty Mouth: The Politics of Sex Talk in Public Spaces

Dear Readers, As many of you have noticed and complained about, Bekhsoos has been on a break for a while now. We apologize for… more »


Asexual Perspective on Sex

You’re probably wondering what an asexual is doing contributing to an issue of Bekhsoos that’s dedicated to sex. Well, apart from the fact… more »

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Dirty Mouth: The Politics of Sex Talk in Public Spaces

I am a dirty mouth who needs to be silenced.

This is what constitutes my parents’ most profound struggle when, before our family Sundays, they remind me every time to “watch it”, keep my mouth shut, and smile. It also must be what my college teachers think of me in the back of their heads when they shake it in reprobation, calling me twisted and other equally dismissive verdicts that always start with: “You need help”. Even among my lesbian friends, I’m always “too much”.

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Busted is contributed by three different people on how they were outed to their parents. I don’t know if my mom remembers this… more »


The ABCs of Asexuality

Following a previous, more personal, introductory article, Alien. Asexuality, the term might seem clear to most people, but it has actually caused more… more »

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Alien, that’s what I thought I was all my life. I idolized Kurt Cobain in my teenage years because he felt that way too. From the simplest things to the most complex issues in life, I was always different. Even in my early days at school, I was the only left-handed kid I knew!

While people’s lives seemed to be clear for them, I was living in a permanent limbo, observing them and wondering why I didn’t share their dreams or feel the same way. While all the girls had visions of wearing the white gown, getting married, having children and all the boys wanted to be doctors, lawyers and soldiers, I was wondering why I had my father’s last name not my mother’s […]