December 19, 2005 · Posted in: Podcasts

Sex in the kingdom: The podcast

SINCE the 1970s, Saudi Arabia has been hiring fun-loving Filipinos by the hundreds of thousands. There, they find themselves in a place so alien, in a culture so strange and so unwelcoming of foreigners.

Filipinos in Saudi Arabia experience acute loneliness and homesickness. They fight off their desolation by seeking human contact. But in conservative Saudi Arabia, that is not so easy. Still, many Filipinos manage to skirt the taboos, including having intimate relations with women outside of marriage. Sometimes, men have sex with men.

Journalist Jose Torres Jr. lived in Saudi for three years. In this podcast, he tells us about the intimate lives of Filipinos in the Kingdom.

Listen here.

Length: 00:10:13
File size: 9.3 MB

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Global Voices Online » Blog Archive » Philippines: Filipino Intimacies in Saudi Arabia

December 24th, 2005 at 11:48 am

[…] Saudi Arabia has long been a major destination for Filipinos seeking work. The PCIJ blog hosts a podcast from a journalist who lived there for three years, on how they deal with their loneliness and isolation there. […]