Men see women as possessions and as many women grow up being treated like princesses, they develop unrealistic expectations of men.
And as women are told that ‘sleeping around’ is sinful, they either don’t do it, do it in secret, or shame women who are more sexually liberal than them.
A Turkish male friend once told me that one night stands are not really a thing, and especially not for women (no big surprise there).
Another Turkish male friend told me that although men and women can be friends, growing up in large mixed-sex friendships groups is a lot less common than in other parts of the world.
It could be out of either envy or obsession caused by self-suppression.
Because they can’t openly express their own sexual problems or desires, they meddle in other people’s lives and probably live vicariously through them.
When my partner and I first arrived in Turkey, we stayed with a pair of uni students.
I should also mention that these views have largely contributed to Turkish men’s taste for foreign women—and also their often inappropriate treatment of them.Or even more frighteningly, a guy once completely stripped off and got into a bed with a foreign girl who was sleeping (and definitely did not invite him to do so).She woke up when he started touching her, freaked out, and told him to get out, and his reaction was one of complete shock and disbelief, followed by downright refusal.He also told me that if a girl and a boy are friends, pretty soon one of them will develop a romantic interest in the other.Religion is of course the major player of why this is the case.