middle-east

Saudi Arabian Teens Risk Arrest and Fines to Celebrate Halloween

When Aatish, 23, hosted a Halloween party over the weekend — a small gathering of friends at his parents’ house that mostly involved board games,…

The Secret Lives of HIV-Positive Men in Iran

Ahmad was 19 when he found out he’d been infected with HIV via sex with a man he was secretly dating casually. Like all the…

The ‘Jihottie’ Who Stole Her Heart

For the last three years, Priya’s social media feeds have been filled with tiny, lovelorn pleas sent out into the void. Things like: “I miss…

The Growing Number of Men Who Carry Around Bottle Bidets

Earlier this week, my colleague John McDermott wrote about “polished anus syndrome,” or how the process most Americans (and Brits) use to clean their butts…