Dr. Abdulrahman Al Lily contacted me to inform me of his blog Sex and Beyond: Saudi Arabia. It’s a serious, though somewhat light-hearted look at how Saudis deal with one of life’s bigger mysteries. Calling on his experience as both a Saudi and one educated in the West (Oxford), he finds the question to be one of anthropological interest. He is, of course, right. What we “know” about Saudi attitudes about sex is pretty stereotypical and not necessarily accurate. He seeks to report on the actuality, not the cartoon.
The blog is worth a look, if the subject is of interest.