Taboos........... Real And Imagined...............

How many people had parents while they were growing up that spoke frankly about sexuality? Or spoke about it at all? Or even mentioned the word "sex" without it containing some element of disdain, shame, fear or some other garden variety pathology. Let's face it, most of us were raised to be uncomfortable with anything sexual. As a result, we were taught to be uncomfortable around the topic and most sexual discussion takes place with stammering, indirect references and in some version of another language which consists of broken sentences, made up words and a lot of gasping and frustration. Sort of like the sex act itself for most of the people in the ILIASM group.

The bottom line is that we can’t deal with it, which is why many people are on this site, myself included. We might be in the 21st century as far as technology is concerned, but as far as sexuality goes, we might as well be in the 1950’s. I don’t know what happened to the 60’s with all the sexual liberation stuff, but it seems like it might as well have not happened at all. There remains the same battle with trying to get sex education in the classrooms of high schools where it is most needed, the rates of teen pregnancy are high as ever and no one seems to want to face the issue.
I guess it’s because sexuality isn’t as programmable as this computer I’m typing on, if it were, the IT people would have found a solution. As it is, this great area of the human condition is destined to remain in the shadows and those of us who are willing to discuss sex openly are destined to be far and few between.

lightpainter lightpainter
61-65, M
1 Response May 24, 2012

I think we are in the 21st century alright but not as far as sexx goes and if we were there would be a lot less people getting in trouble with the law as some places have laws that if you give oral you can go to jail for a sex crime and that is in America.

I just know that in certian places here if they hear that you do that they will fine you or jail you .