For men promiscuity is understood as a virtue while girls are criticised.
Women are also the first to condemn a member of their own sex.
I have definitely learned to keep my lower back covered at least – gone are the skimpy tops [though that is also due to the havoc wreaked on my body since having two children].
As for the deadliness of the draught, it has been explained to me, with geometrical precision, the way a draught can turn into a dangerous phenomenon if someone is caught between two open windows or doors.
As midnight passed on New Year’s Eve and 2010 began, I looked at my husband sitting beside me, thought about our two children sleeping upstairs and realised that we’d been married for the best part of a decade, and that we’re still speaking to each other.
The children, who are Afro-Serbian speak Serbian and English but unfortunately don’t know too much of their mother’s native tongue.
‘Some women can have a number of different male partners in a relatively short space of time,’ explains White.
‘Most women who enter such a phase of promiscuity usually have a low self-esteem and thus the repeated sexual contacts can be a kind of self harm which is an expression of their self loathing. At the same time a man who has a series of female sexual partners in a short space of time might be viewed as successful one but to be honest, I don’t think people view such a person in a favourable light.’'Women are first to condemn a member of their own sex'The controversial Serbian rapper Ognjen Kostic aka Struka, who often sings about promiscuous women, agrees: ‘The Balkans is still a conservative region.
It's official: more women are approaching men in the dating stakes and a recent book in Serbia reveals a more liberal attitude.
So is the Balkan woman moving towards a western, less conservative European model?