Welcome Home Honey
Here is one of my favourite stories from within the four walls of Coco de Mer. I was minding my own business on the shop floor (as you do) when this beautifully exotic woman dressed in a full-length black burqa with delicate toes and cat-like eyes came up to me and said in her honey like lyrical voice, 'Do you have anything that makes your pussy taste really nice?' I blushed and said, 'No, but I wish I did!'.
After she left, buying all of the most risky and expensive tools my boutique has to offer, I knew that she was the most sexually confident and deliciously filthy woman I had ever met...
The questions I have around Middle Eastern sexuality were first seeded by my saucy Mum. When I was 13 years old, my Mum traveled around Africa visiting various tribes, gathering their stories, their myths and their beauty tips. She had the incredible ability to ask the un-askable. Enough to constantly make me blush. As a kid I was hugely entertained by her.
She once came back from a trip to the island of Lamu (just off Kenya, a largely Muslim population) and told me an incredible story. A lot of the women on the island of Lamu had husbands who spent a lot of time away at sea. One day she was invited home by a gaggle of these women. She described how surprised she was when they de-robed from their burqas as underneath their darkness they wore the most beautiful, colourful clothes. Apparently, these women gathered together regularly to have parties. They would invite eunuchs to perform various sex acts and positions to teach them how to have sex. What's more, she told me that they had the words, 'Welcome Home Honey' tattooed above their pubic hair line! Not many Western women can get a posse of strict African Muslims to show their pussies. That's my Mum for you!
This story taught me a fundamental about sex. It's quite simple; you can never have presumptions when it comes to sexual liberation. Nothing is quite what it seems, that is, until you ask the right questions and peel off the layers. People's sexual expression remains quite hidden. We are arrogant in the West. We believe that we are the most sexually liberated society. This is just not true. I believe that we have a lot to learn from other cultures and societies when it comes to pleasure and even how to conduct relationships. The more we know, the more questions we have, the more we experiment and the better we uncover ourselves. There is no room for just one way.