100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Wedad Lootah

Wedad Lootah

Industry: Culture and society


Designation: Sex therapist

Country: UAE

Occupation: Sex therapist

Wedad Lootah is an Emirati marriage counsellor but became a
notorious author when she published an Arabic sex guide titled Top Secret:
Sexual Guidance for Married Couples, in 2009. The book was approved by the
Mufti of Dubai, although he did warn that some readers “might not be ready for
such a book”. Her frank and open opinions about sensitive sex topics and vivid
anecdotes were praised by liberal Muslims but also caused a storm and even
death threats from those who consider the book blasphemous.