It is often prevalent among most people, this almost sacred idea of sexual purity that must be maintained. The idea itself almost seems synonymous with traditional values and morals that we display to our children and then eventually that generation will spread it to the next. However, the main point is the absurdity of it all. Why must I regard anything sexually promiscuous with contempt or disgust or else face social ostracism from others? Of course this specific example would vary greatly depending on those around, however it is clear that there does certainly exist a majority populace that would respond negatively. More importantly, why I am the one to face this opposition for only recognizing what is so blatantly obvious? That we are a promiscuous species that likes sex. Why must be hide our children from sex for fear they will...what? We seem to have no problem showing them violence and hatred on television ( for one example). More courageously I would also point out the problem ( on a personal level) with keeping sex a private ordeal. In order to avoid making a sweep generalization, I would point out perhaps obviously people's problem is their insecurities prevent them from being open about their sexually lives, but that seems too narrow-minded to assert that alone is cause for it. Rather I find it more likely the social mechanism that keeps people in-line with their sexual purity is what drives them to think of sex as a milestone and huge ordeal when it is only hyped to be as such. In conclusion, it seems apparent in the recent decades that the idea of being more sexually-positive ( for lack of a better word) is growing, and question why we have to act in such ways to hide/achieve sex.
I feel as if I have rambled in this post, however hopefully someone who has or once has understood the conflict I'm facing about this subject could clarify.