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Meet the sex educators challenging what we think we know about sex and Islam

Meet the sex educators challenging what we think we know about sex and Islam

(RNS) — Every Friday, Dr. Sadaf Lodhi releases a new episode of “The Muslim Sex Podcast,” in which she discusses everything from painful sex to how orgasm happens to the effects of purity culture on intimacy. In each hourlong show, Lodhi dispels stigmas attached to sex while giving listeners keys to understanding their bodies better.  Lodhi, an OB/GYN and a sex coach in New York, launched the podcast three years ago to make sex education more accessible for all, but in particular for Pakistani American Muslims like her. At the start of every episode, she warns, “It is called ‘The Muslim Sex Podcast’ because I happen to be a Muslim woman who talks about sex.” But the title also tips listeners that the podcast means to change minds about Islam and sex. There is a widespread assumption that Islam is a puritanical faith, a notion that Muslim sex educators like Lodhi are trying to combat. The misapprehension, they say, comes from the fact that in many Muslim countries there has been little separation between faith …

3 Zodiac Signs Who Meet Their Soulmate On April 24, 2024

3 Zodiac Signs Who Meet Their Soulmate On April 24, 2024

When the Moon trines Saturn, as it will be doing on April 24, 2024, we know one thing: we’ll get over something that has blocked our love lives. It may be an obstacle that has stood in our way or some newly discovered courage within ourselves. Whatever it is, it’s going to work in our favor and be the driving force behind why, on Wednesday, we can meet our match in love. To meet one’s soulmate isn’t as hard as one would think it would be; however, it’s up to us to know who that person is and what they would be like in real life. We have to be so clear on this definition — and accept no imitations. We’ve settled for less in the past, and now, Moon trine Saturn will show three zodiac signs that we are no longer here to settle. We are finally ready to meet the person we know is right for us. Moon trine Saturn shows us that we do not have to settle for less than we are worth. And so …

Love Triangle cast: Meet the six singletons on E4’s new dating show

Love Triangle cast: Meet the six singletons on E4’s new dating show

For anyone looking to fill the inevitable void left by Married At First Sight Australia as it comes to a close, E4’s brand new dating show Love Triangle is the perfect show for you.  From the same producers as MAFS, the series follows a group of singletons looking for love. Six ‘pickers’ must choose between two suitors, based solely on text conversations. After making their selection, the pair meet on a blind date before taking the big step of moving in together in the hopes of fast-tracking their romance. What the pickers don’t know is that their search for ‘the one’ comes with a big twist: their rejected match also joins the process, still looking for their happy ever after.  So, which lucky singletons are taking part in the show? Meet them here. © Channel 4 Dan Dan is a 27-year-old engineer from North Wales who lives a “high-flying life of non-stop travel”. As the CEO of his own company, he’s excelled in the business and travel worlds but hasn’t had much luck in his …

Meet Meghan Markle’s ‘girl squad’ including Britney’s style guru | Royal | News

Meet Meghan Markle’s ‘girl squad’ including Britney’s style guru | Royal | News

The Duchess of Sussex is said to have a supportive friendship group. (Image: Getty) When you’re about to take a leap of faith and start a new business venture, you might find yourself needing your nearest and dearest for support. And Meghan Markle has reportedly found one of her former Suits stars has been more than happy to promoty her newest venture, American Riviera Orchard, and its latest jam offering. Abigail Spencer, who played Dana Scott in the legal drama, has taken to social media to promote Meghan’s luxury lifestyle brand through a series of pictures. In an Instagram post, Abigail can be seen with a jar of Meghan’s jam in her basket. The photo series includes shots of Abigail with a jar of Meghan’s jam in a tastefully decorated basket. READ MORE: Prince Louis’ unusual favourite food choice as young Royal celebrates birthday Former Suits star Abigail Spencer remains friends with Meghan. (Image: Getty) She captioned the post: “This jam is my jam. “A delicious taste of what’s to come indeed . . . …

London police to meet with Jewish leaders as protests spark concerns about the safety of Jews

London police to meet with Jewish leaders as protests spark concerns about the safety of Jews

LONDON (AP) — London’s police commissioner will meet with senior members of the Jewish community on Monday after the force bungled its apology for suggesting an “openly Jewish” man’s presence along the route of a pro-Palestinian march risked provoking the demonstrators. Amid calls for his resignation, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley is also expected to meet with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Home Secretary James Cleverly, who together are responsible for law and order in the city. “We remain focused on doing everything possible to ensure Jewish Londoners feel safe in this city,” the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement Sunday. “We know recent events and some of our recent actions have contributed to concerns felt by many.” The meeting comes as London police struggle to manage tensions sparked by the Israel-Hamas war, with some Jewish residents saying they feel threatened by repeated pro-Palestinian marches through the streets of the U.K. capital. The marches have been largely peaceful. However, many demonstrators accuse Israel of genocide and a small number have shown support for Hamas, …

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Title: People We Meet on Vacation Author: Emily Henry Publisher: Berkley Genre: Contemporary First Publication: 2021 Language: English Book Summary: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together. Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since. Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince …

Greek, Turkish officials meet in Athens as part of efforts to improve often strained ties

Greek, Turkish officials meet in Athens as part of efforts to improve often strained ties

Athens —  Delegations from Greece and Turkey were meeting in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two neighbors, days after Turkey voiced objections over Greece’s plans to create marine nature reserves in the Ionian and Aegean seas. The two regional rivals are NATO allies but have been at odds for decades over a series of issues, including territorial claims in the Aegean and drilling rights in the Mediterranean, and have come to the brink of war three times in the last 50 years. A dispute over energy exploration rights in 2020 led to the two countries’ warships facing off in the Mediterranean. Monday’s meeting in the Defense Ministry in Athens was to discuss confidence-building measures, following a similar meeting in Ankara last November. The two countries have engaged in the confidence-building process on and off for years, trying to seek common ground on a series of lower-key issues as a means of improving ties. The meeting comes ahead of planned talks in Ankara on May 13 …

Many in Gen Z ditch colleges for trade schools. Meet the ‘toolbelt generation’

Many in Gen Z ditch colleges for trade schools. Meet the ‘toolbelt generation’

Sy Kirby dreaded the thought of going to college after graduating from high school. He says a four-year degree just wasn’t in the cards for him or his bank account. “I was facing a lot of pressure for a guy that knew for a fact that he wasn’t going to college,” Kirby says. “I knew I wasn’t going to sit in a classroom, especially since I knew I wasn’t going to pay for it.” Instead, at the age of 19, Kirby took a job at a local water department in southern Arkansas. He said the position helped him to develop the skills that helped him start his own construction company. Sy Kirby, who runs his own construction company, says a four-year degree just wasn’t in the cards for him or his bank account. Will Anderson hide caption toggle caption Will Anderson Sy Kirby, who runs his own construction company, says a four-year degree just wasn’t in the cards for him or his bank account. Will Anderson Now at age 32, Kirby finds himself mentoring many …

Earth Day: meet the under-30 eco activists on a mission to save London

Earth Day: meet the under-30 eco activists on a mission to save London

Birdwatching collective Flock Together, founded in London by friends Nadeem Perera (who has since moved to Bristol) and Ollie Olanipekun, was initially a way to get the POC community out into nature — challenging the underrepresentation in that space. But now, what started as a handful of 15 people will regularly be 300 strong. “We’ve engaged a massive audience,” says Perera. “So now, how can we bring our energy, our ideas, our cultural creativity into this natural history, outdoor space? For whatever reason, we [as POC] experience hardships and suffering more and nature is a very, very accessible, easy way for people to engage.” Perera is also a youth sports coach. “That’s a big thing for me: a cross-pollination of these spaces. We have to meet people where they’re at. We’re breaking down those barriers and making the outdoors and environmental space accessible for a new audience.” Source link