A flurry of Arabic went back and forth between Ahmed and two other men before the story was eventually explained to me.Ahmed had been dating a girl from rural Egypt who came to Cairo after the revolution to earn money to send to her family. And he quickly made it clear she floundered at the job: she was unable to demand payment and allowed men to do whatever they liked. Even worse, the girl had disappeared and Ahmed hadn't heard from her in months, until that morning on Facebook.At home, most homosexuals keep their sexual orientation a secret known only to close friends, fearing social stigma.

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At about 100 EGP (US$13), an encounter is something that most employed Cairo men can pay, but it is very expensive, about half of what many bring home each week.

My friends at the hotel explained that its selection of prostitutes is far beneath the Marriott's, where foreigners stay and have their pick of beauties in the hotel's casino.

Scenes involving sex or displays of affection between same-sex couples in foreign movies are censored.

The media, particularly celebrity hosts of TV talk shows, routinely feed on stories about the arrest of homosexuals, taking the high moral ground and inciting authorities to do more to “cleanse” the streets.

There's a point at which parents get so desperate they sell whatever they can to make ends meet, including their daughters.

I was in Cairo, Egypt, last week, and this topic came up as I was talking to some Egyptians at my hotel.

Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up They said the practice amounted to torture and called it “abhorrent” and scientifically unsound.

Homosexuality is highly taboo in Egypt among Muslims and minority Christians alike, but it is not explicitly prohibited by law.

That is indeed what I saw when I went to the Marriott.