This reminded me of a counterpoint to these words I've quoted of English-speaking Iranians with whom I - a non-Farsi-speaking Western tourist - interacted.
It was mirrored from Geocities at the end of October, 2009.
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Sexuality was controlled and carefully confined to the home and was male oriented.
For women it was only a matter of reproduction and with the wealthy polygamy and the young concubines often in the same household satisfied the male appetite for sexual pleasure.
On the other hand segregation of sexes unprecedented in history and against human nature created lasting abnormal patterns of behavior and psychological disorders for both males and females.