Sexual practices as an important aspect of reproductive health have many physical and psychological effects on people's lives, there is limited evidence on such practices and their pattern among Iranian women. Hence we aimed to determine different types of sexual practices among 19—45 year old married Iranian women. This cross-sectional study was conducted among married women, aged 19—45 years, attending Taleghani Public Health Center for annual gynecologic examination during November to May using convenient sampling. The participants were enquired about their experience regarding different types of sex, as well as their views and feelings about such practices, using an anonymous questionnaire. The mean age of the participants was 34 years. All had ever experienced vaginal sex and Due to some stigma attached to non-vaginal sexual practices among women in Iran, the feelings of women with regard to different sexual practices were also examined in this paper. This study showed that non-vaginal sex among women is considerable and because of less favourable views of women towards such practices, it seems that these practices might have psychologically impacts on women's life.
Facing a "sex putsch"
Unmarried people who break the law are subject to punishment by lashing. But the stigma of sexual scandal now makes that unlikely. Stringent Islamic rules preclude even cursory touching between men and women in Iranian productions, while foreign programmes and films are rigorously censored for illicit inter-gender contact. The incriminating film is believed to be two years old but began circulating as a DVD and on some websites a few weeks ago, titillating a public starved of the celebrity gossip common in western media. News of the case has prompted a flurry of speculation that the actress attempted suicide after her interrogation. The illegal copying and distribution of private films and pictures of local celebrities is a growing trend in Iran , sometimes with serious consequences for the subjects. In one instance, a television presenter was fired by the state broadcasting company after being filmed dancing with the bride to whom he was not related at a wedding. The career of a rising young Iranian actor has been left in tatters by the widespread distribution of a private film showing her having sex. Police have banned the naming of those involved. Topics World news.
Other links lead to publications demonising the promiscuity of the West, lamenting the rejection of morality and religion, or preparing young women for the fulfilment of their marital duties. It gives the appearance that hardly anyone, either in Iran or the diaspora, has ever given a thought to sexual self-determination, sexual practices, sexual hygiene or any other important aspects of the most natural thing in the world. No trace of an Iranian counterpart to publications like the Hite or Kinsey reports. But if you search for long enough, you do find a few entries reporting on the activities of individuals in the Iranian government or abroad. This gives a picture of the real-life conditions in Iran. And the internet is the best place for that - whether you are looking for self-gratification or blind dates in the big cities.