by Beejoli Shah
I guess it’s true what they say about a good orgasm making you see God: a sex shop will be opening in Saudi Arabia, in the heart of Islam’s holiest land, Mecca.
Before Auoragh chose to open up the store in Makkah, the region of Saudia Arabia that receives millions of Islamic visitors a year making their holiest hajj pilgrimages, he consulted both with Muslim clerics as well as local sheikhs to ensure that the store wouldn’t violate religious or civil laws. It helps that the products at El Asira are decidedly less racy than what you’d find at Western sex shops — no bondage and dildos here. Aouragh instead provides products such as lotions, candles and massage oils that are intended to heighten sensuality.
“It’s not about the sex act, it’s what’s going on around it,” he told the Independent. “Our products increase the atmosphere and heighten feelings of sensuality”.