Sexuality in Bangladesh
Sexuality in Bangladesh is influenced by religion and culture. Bangladeshi culture is predominantly conservative and patriarchal. Several issues in Bangladesh, including sexual education, homosexuality, and sexual behavior are taboo topics.
Bangladesh follows the traditional culture of arranged marriage where a marriage can only be done when a man is not unemployed. Reproduction is the main base of the Bangladeshi family-system. Romantic marriage is viewed negatively by a large portion of the country.
Most of the Bangladeshi people are adherents of moderate Islam. For this reason Islamic sexual jurisprudence is practiced largely in the country which supports sexual acts between spouses only and focuses mainly on reproduction.
Watching, possession or production of any kind of pornography is illegal in Bangladesh, a law against it was passed by the parliament in 2012.It has been enforced in 2019 and over 1279 porn sites are blocked in the country.
Homosexual behavior is outlawed and rejected by society. In 2014, the first LGBTQ magazine was launched in Bangladesh, called Roopbaan. The same year Bangladesh held its first Trans Pride parade.
Prostitution is legal since 2000 though the practice is rejected by society. Both female and male prostitution may be found.
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