Hiya everyone! I’m back with another post in my sex series! You can find my first post in this series here and I talk about my pill experience! For today’s post, I thought I’d talk about sex positivity.
Sexual positivity is a social movement that promotes sexuality and sexual expression in a variety of forms. This can be heterosexuality, homosexuality, anything LGBTQ+ related, polygamy, monogamy and anything else of that nature. The movement also focuses on safe sex and the importance of consent.
Something that the sex positive movement also embraces is the free love movement. This is basically a movement that, not completely but partially, rejects marriage. They aren’t saying that no one should get married because if you want to, you want to but it’s more so a movement that portrays marriage as a social bondage of some sort. Again, this movement may include monogamous relationships, celibacy or polygamy (but not institutional forms, such as concubines that were present in Ancient Greece and still today).
Sex positivity includes;
- Open to education around sexual activity. Education around your own bodies and other peoples bodies, and all the emotional and physical aspects involved with intimacy.
- Understanding the important of safe sex for everyone involved. This can involve discussing sexual history with each other, using contraception and being tested for STI’s regularly.
- Sex positivity also considers sex to be a natural, healthy part of someones life. It should be enjoyed and doesn’t necessarily have to have any strings attached if all parties accept it. It’s not a taboo subject.
- They accept other people’s sexual practises and don’t shame them. This means accepting sexual behaviours that you may not engage in, such as threesomes, swinging or any kink or fetish someone may have.
- Realising that people may not want sex, that can be all the time or just sometimes.
Being sex positivity is so so so important for today’s society because I really don’t think that sex should be something we shy away from. It’s just sex. I understand that some people may have religious beliefs or something else that may prevent them from being open with this sort of stuff, however, I do think it’s important that those people allow others to be as and when they want to.
Something that is almost always overlooked is being respectful to sex workers. This is SUPER important because sex workers are just normal people and there is often negative stereotypes around these people. It’s also perfectly okay for you as an individual to support sex workers but also hate the racist, sexist and violent life they are forced into. It just baffles me that people genuinely think that sex workers deserve the amount of sexual assault and violence they unwillingly recieve because of the line of work they are in. Do you also believe that a doctor deserves to have an array of diseases because they work around them on a daily basis? I bet your answer was no.
Thank you for reading. Again, if you have any thoughts about what I could write a post about then let me know! If I don’t know much about it, I’ll do my best to research beforehand.