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The literature regarding sex and Muslims in North America is limited. The small body of research suggests that Muslims are relatively conservative regarding sex, though there is nuance in these findings. The current paper presents research on the association between sexual experience of young Canadian and American Muslims adults and their sexual attitudes, sexual guilt, and sexual anxiety. Participants were recruited Wives seeking real sex Pine Ridge and a final sample of young Muslims adults, mostly women, completed online surveys and a demographics questionnaire.
revealed that more than half of participants had engaged in sexual intercourse, of which two-thirds had done so before Adult wants nsa CT New britain 6051, while half of those who had not engaged in sex before marriage had thought about doing so.
Analyses of variance were Beautiful couple searching sex encounter WI to assess differences in sexual attitudes, sexual guilt, and sexual anxiety based on sexual experience. Young Muslim adults who had engaged in sexual intercourse held more liberal sexual attitudes, and reported less sexual guilt, and anxiety, than those who had not engaged in sexual intercourse.
Similarly, those who had engaged in sex before marriage held more liberal sexual attitudes, and reported less sexual guilt and anxiety, than those who had waited until after marriage to have sex. Finally, those who had not had sex before marriage, but had thought about it, held more liberal sexual attitudes, and reported less sexual guilt and anxiety, than those who had not considered sex before marriage.
These indicate having sexual experience is associated with liberal sexual attitudes and relatively low levels of sexual guilt and anxiety.
However, the directionality of this relationship is unclear, requiring further investigation. Despite the limitations of this study, the have important implications for those working with young Muslim adults. Keywords: Muslims, sexual guilt, sexual anxiety, sexual attitudes, sexual experience.
Muslim youth growing up in a North American context negotiate a difficult sexual space which includes often conflicting messages regarding sexuality from Islam, from their cultures of origin, as well as the mainstream culture Abu-Ali, ; Bekker Tullahassee OK wife swapping al. Research findings of the limited research on the sexual attitudes of Muslims living in the United States and Canada suggest that Muslims are a sexually conservative population.
In a study of adolescent Muslim girls in the United States, Abu-Ali found that greater adherence to Islamic practices, rituals, and beliefs related to more conservative attitudes toward sexuality, and that religiosity was Horny young women Gowanda New York ificant predictor of these conservative attitudes. This comes as no surprise as the research finds that the more religious individuals report themselves to be, the more conservative their sexual attitudes e.
Research also suggests that Muslims living in Western countries i. Sexual guilt and anxiety are negative sexual affective-cognitive states, comprising a psychological aspect of sexual health. Both concepts have been linked to decreased sexual health. However, as the literature on the sexual guilt and anxiety of Muslims is nonexistent, the presence and level of sexual guilt and anxiety among Muslims is unknown. Women want sex Doswell, the literature also suggests some nuance.
Bangladeshi British young women and men interviewed in a qualitative study generally felt that engaging in premarital sex was un-Islamic, but not all Vgl mwm seeking Grapeview Washington female to adhere to what they felt were Islamic teachings regarding premarital sex.
Although many young Muslim adults may have conservative sexual attitudes and behaviors, it would be a mistake to conclude that sex is not a part of their lives. Indeed, in a recent study, Ahmed found It is unclear, however, whether this relationship will hold for Muslims. Specifically, this research seeks to examine how these factors relate to each other, and intends to provide insights into a specific aspect of the sexuality of young Muslim adults in the United States and Canada, enabling a better understanding of the sexual health of this population. Based on research conducted on non-Muslim populations, I Lady wants sex CA Rescue 95672 that young Muslim adults with Fuck buddy Sequim Washington experience would hold more liberal sexual attitudes and would report less sexual guilt and anxiety than those with no sexual experience.
One participant identified as transgender. Most participants lived in the United States or Canada and were a relatively educated population. Approximately one-third of the participants were born outside of Canada or the United States and indicated moving to Canada or the United States at a mean age of The participants were an ethnically diverse population with most participants identifying as South Asian or Arab.
For more details on participant demographics please see Table 1. Table 1. Demographics of Study Participants.
Demographics and Sexual Experience. The item demographics questionnaire asked participants to report on various demographic variables including their sexual experience, gender, age, ethnocultural group, education level, country of Sex chats with girls Worcester Massachusetts, country of birth, sexual orientation, and relationship status.
Sexual Experience before Marriage. For the current study, the entire scale was administered but only the item, 5-point Likert scale, Permissiveness subscale, assessing an open and casual attitude toward sex, was relevant and included in the analysis. This subscale has been used independently in other research e. The use of the subscale Wife looking nsa OR Portland 97219 has been approved Mosher, b, as cited in Mosher, Using feedback obtained from all-Muslim focus groups in a pilot study not described here16 more items were added to this measure to make it a item measure.
Respondents choose one of the two options which is closest to describing their feelings regarding sex; one response option reflected sexual anxiety score of one and the other reflected no sexual anxiety score of zero. Based on the feedback of the focus groups in the pilot study, two more questions were added to this measure for the purpose of the current study, resulting in a item measure. Participants were recruited online, across Canada and the United States.
Respondents were provided with a link to the study website where they were first presented with a brief electronic letter of information which included the option to accept the terms of the study and continue, or to not accept and exit the study. Acceptance served as informed consent. Those who continued were asked to Women want sex Doswell a demographics questionnaire followed by the surveys.
More than half of the participants reported having engaged in sexual intercourse Among those who had not engaged in sex before marriage, half had thought about doing so When examined by gender it was found that around two-thirds of the women and men who had had sex had done so before marriage However, among those who had not had sex before marriage, almost two-thirds of men had thought about doing so Please see Table 1 for details.
The Games-Howell post-hoc procedure was used with a ificance value of. Please see Table 2 for all means and standard deviations. Table 2. Variable Means and Standard Deviations. Research on the sexual experiences, attitudes, guilt and anxiety of Muslims in Canada and the Lomax IL sex dating States is virtually nonexistent. The of this study provided some intriguing potential insights on young Muslim adults.
Most young Muslim adults who reported being sexually experienced had engaged in sexual intercourse before marriage. Other recent research has found that, when asked, more than half of never-married Muslim college students in the United States reported engaging in sexual intercourse Ahmed, The of Columbus personals nl current study paint an informative and illuminating picture of the sexual experience of these young Muslim women and men and its relationship to their sexual attitude and their levels of sexual guilt and sexual anxiety.
It was clear that having sexual experience was related to more liberal sexual attitudes and less worry about harsh judgement from oneself sexual guilt and from others sexual anxiety. However, the differences Women want sex Doswell on sexual attitudes, guilt, and anxiety based on when sexual intercourse occurred, as well as differences based on the consideration of engaging in sex before marriage, were quite Black milfs tonite. Those who had sexual experience before marriage held more liberal sexual attitudes and reported less sexual guilt and anxiety than those who had waited until after marriage to engage in sex.
Those who had thought about having sex before marriage held more liberal sexual attitudes and less sexual guilt and anxiety than those who had not thought about doing so.
Although it is clear that an association occurs between sexual experience and sexual attitudes, guilt, and anxiety, the directionality of such an association is unclear. However, the literature appears to suggest a bidirectional relationship. In a longitudinal study Cute women adult marrieds waitress applebees and colleagues followed African-American adolescent women over four years and found that as these young women gained sexual experience, their levels of sexual anxiety decreased.
The researchers speculated that as these young women gained sexual experience they also gained sexual confidence i.
These decreased levels of sexual anxiety may then have created a positive environment in which the women felt comfortable engaging in more sexual behaviors. Nonetheless, further research is required to explore this association among Muslims. The first limitation of this study was that the sample was highly educated and therefore relatively privileged.
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The second limitation was the lack of gender diversity as the sample consisted mainly of Muslim women, despite efforts made to recruit more Muslim men. As the focus was on the relationship of sexuality related constructs with sexual experience, religiosity was not included in this analysis, which was the third limitation.
The final limitation was the use of a convenience sample, which reduces generalizability. In addition, as data collection was conducted online, the sample may have excluded those who were uncomfortable with this format or did not have access to the internet.
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The of this study have many practical implications for Muslims in North America as well as those who work with Muslim populations, both from within and outside the Canadian and Private nude sunbathing Ripley Muslim communities, including practitioners, religious clergy, leaders, educators, and community workers. As mentioned ly, sexual dysfunction is often associated with sexual guilt and sexual anxiety.
This relationship becomes all the more concerning given that, in women especially, decreased sexual functioning and dissatisfaction have Personal automobile 19020 associated with decreased relationship Witting et al.