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Re: [RC] Chair Seat - Maryanne Gabbani

Nah. I am a Muslim (albeit reform) and that is not the case. I'm SURE that the football (soccer to you guys) players wear all sorts of protective gear and there isn't this prohibition at all. Islam is actually quite sex-friendly as long it's between married partners.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

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On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Diane Trefethen <tref@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
sherman wrote:
I think "the chair" riding style is more of a guy thing. I looked at all the pics of the ladies, none of them ride in the exaggerated chair seat

There might be another possibility for this difference. ?I am not Muslim so not well versed in Islamic ritual but possibly the chair seat is a result of the prohibition against touching one's "private parts". ?I suspect few non-Muslim males, especially those trying to WIN races, compete without wearing protective gear, an athletic supporter and/or cup perhaps. ?To don these items requires a certain degree of, ah, manipulation of said private parts. ?To do so with bare hands is prohibited in Islam. ?Wearing gloves might suffice to overcome the prohibition but it would add a degree of awkwardness to the procedure.


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