Why I wrote Sex Bomb?

Sadia Azmat

Sadia Azmat

Sex is funny, sex is exciting, sex is a ride.

Sex is also a place where we are most vulnerable – there are not many other places or people we find ourselves naked with.

As a hijabi, I’m often always thought about with my clothes on. It’s been very rare to feel like sex can be a thing for me to celebrate. Despite this, I know it’s silly to think of myself removed from this – so I discovered – when I first wrote an article on the subject entitled “Horny Muslim women like me aren’t supposed to exist during Ramadan” for the Metro.

It proved a very popular article going viral and being republished all over the world. It’s the same with stand up comedy, relationships and matters of the heart really hit home.

It felt like a natural step to pen my memoir Sex Bomb – the life and loves of an Asian Babe quoted by Frank Skinner as “Honest, much needed” to talk about my life.

Muslim women have been spoken on behalf of for so long, and the unending stereotypes are dated and usually hugely uninformed.

I wanted people who felt like me, to have a story that helped them feel like they weren’t the only one experiencing the complications in exploring their place in the world.

It was a dream to write Sex Bomb and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without thanks to my fabulous editor Katie Packer. We worked relentlessly ensuring that we were able to capture something raw, honest and insightful.

It charts my journey in understanding all sorts of love from romantic, in friendships and self-love.

The book is a fun, tell all about celebrating every aspect of your identity: the good, bad and the ugly.

The paperback version is coming out on Thursday 1st June and you can order a copy from all bookstores. More information about this here.

Feel free to tell me what you think about it on Twitter and Instagram.

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