Sex positivity is a recent social movement which promotes the freedom and education of sexuality. It sets very few limits on sex. These limits include the importance of safe sex and of course consent. The complete definition derived from the official website is as follows, “an attitude towards human sexuality that regards all consensual sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, encouraging sexual pleasure and experimentation. The sex-positive movement is a social and philosophical movement that advocates these attitudes. The sex-positive movement advocates sex education and safer sex as part of its campaign.”
More and more people are embracing the sex positivity movement. This is mostly a great thing. We as a species need to embrace sex and relationships. Instead we hide them away, lock them in a little closet and throw away the key.
It’s important young adults and parents understand this movement, why it’s happening, and how to respond to it.
Parents, you will never be able to control your children. Even trying so is a futile effort which will only end in a shattered relationship. Even if you disagree with the idea of free love you cannot ignore it.
Let’s debunk some common myths and misconceptions about this movement.
- Sex positivity is about women being promiscuous. – This is completely false and the opposite of what the movement is trying to accomplish. We are trying to create a world where people can talk about and enjoy sexual activities without fear of judgement or persecution. While many strides have been taken over the years there is still much to do.
- Sex positivity is about young people having unprotected and consequence free sex. – We see comments like this all the time. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Having safe sex and understanding the consequences are the core aspects of the movement.
If you’ve taken anything away from this article it should be that embracing sexuality is important. Hate only makes a worse world for everyone. You may not agree with everyone or what they do, and that is your right. However, you should learn about the other side and consider your words and actions.