Report: Sexual Immorality Rampant Among Iranian Youth

22 Aug

Report: Sexual Immorality Rampant Among Iranian Youth.

It is the last thing Iran’s religious rulers want to talk about, but they may just have to. An official report has documented the nation’s worst-kept secret: sex of every kind is taking place outside the marital bed in the Islamic Republic. Something, in the ruling ayatollahs’ view, must be done.

An 82-page document recently issued by Iran’s parliamentary research department is stark in its findings. Not only are young adults sexually active, with 80% of unmarried females having boyfriends, but secondary-school pupils are, too. Illicit unions are not just between girls and boys; 17% of the 142,000 students who were surveyed said that they were homosexual.

In Tehran, the capital, long known for its underground sex scene, chastity is plainly becoming less common. The scope and pace of change are challenging the government and posing a headache for the clerics who dispense guidance at Friday prayers.

The rest of the article is at the Economist; some more:

Their suggestion for stopping unsanctioned sex is remarkably liberal. Instead of seeking to cool the loins of the youngsters altogether, they should be allowed publicly to register their union by using sigheh, an ancient practice in Shia Islam that lets people marry temporarily. A legal but loose and much-deprecated arrangement, which can last from a few hours to decades, sigheh is often viewed as a cover for promiscuity or prostitution. Clerics themselves have long been suspected of being among its biggest beneficiaries, sometimes when they are on extended holy retreats in ancient religious cities such as Qom.

For less conservative Iranians, some of whom even jokingly describe themselves as “not real Muslims”, the report is merely an admission of reality—and an amusing distraction from the austere topics usually occupying their leaders’ minds. “This is what every human body needs,” says Zahra, a 32-year-old chemist who lives with her boyfriend in northern Tehran and declares that she has no intention of seeking authorisation to have sex. “I have one life and though I love my country, I cannot wait for its leaders to grow up,” she adds.

The Iranian Revolution was supposed to stop this kind of thing from happening within its borders, but all that it accomplished was slowing it down…


15 responses to “Report: Sexual Immorality Rampant Among Iranian Youth

  1. Eric

    August 22, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    “The Iranian Revolution was supposed to stop this kind of thing…”

    Before the Revolution, it was a boast of the Shah that Iran was the most ‘Americanized’ Middle Eastern country. It just goes to show how hard it is to reverse Liberalist cultural rot once it’s set in.

  2. Will S.

    August 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm


    Afghanistan was ostensibly fairly westernized, but they managed a complete reversion, for good and ill…

  3. Eric

    August 22, 2014 at 9:21 pm


    Well, the Taliban had the advantage of taking over a country that the Soviets had already partially purged of ‘decadent westernism.’ The Communist decadence that Soviets brought in didn’t really take hold of the Afghani population but DID give the Jihadists a target to rally around.

    Ironically, Bush and Obama repeated the same pattern. The Afghanis welcomed us as liberators and become so disgusted with Liberal hubris that the Taliban is stronger than before. That’s why Karzai is stalling for the Occupation Forces to leave until his term expires: so he can make a beeline for the Swiss Alps because he sees the spectre of ISIS in his own future.

  4. Ayatollah Lo-Meini

    August 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Would this be akin to “raycizm rampant among American Youth, Elderly, Middle-Aged!”?

  5. Will S.

    August 22, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    @ Eric: That’s a good point, re: the Soviets stamping out capitalism and western ways… Thus, the atheistic regime paved the way for a religious resurgence; oh, the irony…

    The West never learns with Afghanistan; the Americans can’t succeed where the Soviets and the Brits failed, and there’s no point trying.

    @ ALM: 🙂

  6. aramaxima

    August 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Preliminary NRx argument: demotist Islamism is worse than monarchical Islamism. Is Saudi Arabia this degenerate?

  7. Will S.

    August 23, 2014 at 12:27 am


    You tell me. Does it sound like they’re holding the line all that much better?

  8. sfcton

    August 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Sexual immortality is rampant in moslem nations. Cannot began to guess how many times I have seen hajjij dudes fucking each other or live stock while on patrol or on overwatch. My 1st day in Africa a guy was fucking a goat on what passes for main street while folks walked past…..they marry 9 year old girls, have sex with boys under 12. Anyone who thinks of islam and sexual morality is short on 1st hand experience in the moslem world.

  9. Will S.

    August 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Interesting. And sad.

  10. Eric

    August 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve been a lot of British Manosphere blogs the phenomenon that a high number of young men are joining up with the Jihadists. One has been theorizing that the alienation young men feel in the Anglosphere is driving this tendency. I think he has a good point: the Jihadists welcome men like that: men who feel their masculinity constantly depreciated and offer them a cause and adventure to fight for.

    Plus as sfcton points out, there is the sexual ‘battlefield spoils’ which is attraction. Pose that against the sexual repressiveness of Anglosphere countries where a man can charged with harassment simply for looking at a woman and you can see why maybe there is an appeal.

    I certainly don’t support the Islamic Jihad, but the bottom line here is that a culture that depreciates men and masculinity is going to fall prey to cultures that don’t—every time.

  11. Will S.

    August 24, 2014 at 2:41 am

    No doubt.

  12. sfcton

    August 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    How many of those joining up to be jihadist belong in the West to began with? I can only think of a few Anglos who have turned coat and they had serious issues. Really I can only think of two; I know of a few Blacks have but the vast majority of the ones I can think of are hajjis by blood, regardless of where they were born.

  13. Will S.

    August 24, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    It doesn’t gain that many converts from Westerners, but the few they do get, make up for it in zeal…


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