Sex and intimacy are topics that are difficult for many to talk about. But at Saturday's Being ME (Muslimah Empowered), a conference for Muslim women, they were on centre stage, along with other taboo issues like mental health.
Dr. Farah Islam was one of the organizers behind the seventh annual Being ME conference and said she spoke with many women ahead of the event who were excited that the focus this year was on sex and intimacy.
"We got this incredible groundswell where people obviously — it was a silenced issue and people really wanted to talk about it," she told CBC Toronto. "So we met that demand, and we brought this workshop to the floor because we need to know about how to have [a] better family and have a better married life."