by Erika Riley
RABAT, Morocco — At age 21, Dr. Abdessamad Dialmy was married, living in a villa with a dog. One day, after reading the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich’s “La Revolution Sexuelle,” he came home and told his wife he wanted a divorce.
“We were happy, really, as spouses. But I decided to divorce, because I wanted to be revolutionary, progressive,” Dialmy said.
Nowadays, Dialmy is considered to be the “Reich of Morocco,” a pioneer of the sociology of sexuality in a conservative country. Moroccan law specifies that sex outside of marriage is illegal, and the same goes for same sex relations.