Noticed how you clicked on the title because it was the word "sex"? Yeah. I could market shit. I actually am going to talk about sex though, that wasn't just me being an ass and titling the journal "sex" to get people to click on it... Although, that is something I would do. :P
So... Even though I'm basically functionally asexual, I'm a pretty sex positive person. I think that a lot of issues would be solved if people weren't so uptight about sex. I don't see what the deal is really. Um... When it comes down to it it's really just the stimulation of some nerves and the releasing of some hormones and fluids... Haha. I figure as long as everyone involved is consenting and responsible... Why the hell should it matter to anyone else?
I don't like the word "slut" for example. (It actually bothers me as much as the word "fag" does... Which is a lot.) Next time I hear it someone's in for a lecture. If a woman is sexually promiscuous... That's her business and and the business of her partners... Nobody else's really. Or if a woman wants to dress in a provocatively or show off her body, power to her. I mean, everyone has a body. If she happens to feel empowered by dressing that way, go her. Furthermore, most people who get called "sluts" aren't sexually promiscuous, nor do they dress provocatively. Women just call other women that because the woman in question makes them feel insecure... It's dumb. And enforces the idea that women shouldn't want sex. Like, there's this idea that sex is something women should kind of have once they've got a partner but they shouldn't go looking for sex or actively want it. It's stupid.
I also honestly don't understand what the big deal with nudity is... It's just a body. Everyone has one... Kind of how it works. Whoop-de-doo. Can we as a culture move on now? It's like when I talk about my figure drawing class "YOU MEAN THERE WAS A NAKED WOMAN? IN YOUR CLASSROOM?" Umm. Yes. There was a naked woman. In my classroom. Naked DOES NOT equal sexual. But that's the way this culture treats it... Makes me nuts.
Another thing... It surprises me on a regular basis how uncreative most people are about sex... Like, a lot of people don't consider oral sex to be sex.. Um.. Hello? It has the word sex right in it. :P
There are some people who would go so far as to say that if a penis doesn't go in something, it's not sex... Ummm, where does that leave lesbians? I know for a fact that there are lesbians with some very active sex lives, but according to that definition, they'd be virgins. Go figure.
But I mean, I guess sex is subjective, but that stuff kind of enforces the idea that getting physically stimulated in some way that isn't coital... Isn't as valid somehow? I don't like that.
And then there are people who don't even -consider- that there are other ways to have sex. (these are the people who ask "how do lesbians have sex?" because they honestly have no idea) That just blows my mind. (Haha. Blows.) Like.. Just wow. I don't even know what to say to people like that.
So I feel like these people's sex lives must be terribly boring if they think that all there is to sex is sticking a penis in a vagina. I get the feeling that this attitude is less common among people people who are older than high-school aged... But at the same time... There are a lot of people who are sexually active in high school. And I mean, while you're in high school, that's a pretty freaking good time to be creative about sex because if you're only doing the penis-vagina thing, someone's a lot more likely to get preggers.
So I mean. Sex education should really be "there are a lot of ways to have sex without spreading STD's and/or having children (which is kind of like an STD)." and "THIS IS A CONDOM. USE IT." and "non-coital sex is still sex. Get over it." But instead it's all "DON'T HAVE SEX UNTIL YOU'RE MARRIED." though, the sex-ed in my school wasn't too bad, we did go over birth control and stuff. It was funny, my teacher said that he was supposed to tell us not to have sex until marriage, and he kind of glorified the idea for us a little bit... (I honestly think the whole thing is silly. I want to know what being married to someone is like -before- I marry them...) But he also explained that he didn't really expect us not to have sex until marriage.
I mean, people act like teenagers have gotten more sexual.. But I mean, it used to be that you turned 13 and you were an adult. What's really changed is our standard on age, not people. And while our standard on age is justifiable because most people who are still in high school can't support a child. It's still kind of ridiculous that people expect teenagers to simply not have sex at all if you tell them not to have sex at all. Sure, there are people who will, but there are plenty that won't.
Okay. I'm done ranting about sex now... Yeah, I went on for a while... I always do that... What can I say? Stamina central right here. ;)
Seriously though... Done now. :P