“Your Right to Self Care” video by the Marsa Sexual Health Center

Hummus For Thought

The Marsa Sexual Health Center released a video in which they asked over 20 women living in Lebanon intimate questions about their perception of their body and their relationship with it.

Located in Hamra, Marsa Sexual Health Center has one primary goal: “to provide social, psychological, and medical services to all sexually active individuals in Lebanon regardless of gender, age, and sexual orientation in complete confidentiality.” It offers free HIV, Hepatitis B & C testing for everyone, medical consults & follow-ups for STIs as well as psychological & social counseling.

My 500LL:

In our patriarchal society, Lebanese women are still restricted by ‘moral’ guidelines that are rarely, if ever, applied to men. They’re expected to pretend as though their sexuality comes second because, as usual, a man’s sexual needs come first. Patriarchy essentially demands that a woman’s vagina be kept hidden from all thoughts. She doesn’t really own it. It belongs to Society, Religion and…

View original post 157 more words