Sex ed book draws fire in UAE

Critics deride author as an infidel

Her work as a counselor in the United Arab Emirates’ family courts inspired Wedad Lootah to write a sexual education book for married couples. The first of its kind, the book, published at Lootah’s expense, covers marriage in Islam, and offers real like experiences and solutions to sexual problems. But since it hit shelves last month, The Secrets of Sexual Congress Between Married Couples has proved highly polarizing. While critics (mostly men) argue that the subject matter is taboo and deride Lootah as an infidel, her supporters say there is an urgent need for such education. Lootah herself is hardly rattled by the controversy. She landed in hot water several years ago when she advocated for the introduction of sex ed in schools.

Arab News