The sex-positive movement is a social and philosophical movement that seeks to change cultural attitudes and norms around sexuality, promoting the recognition of sexuality in the countless forms of expression as a natural and healthy part of the human experience and emphasizing the importance of personal sovereignty, safer sex practices, and consensual sex free from violence or coercion. It covers every aspect of sexual identity including gender expression, orientation, relationship to the body body-positivity, nudity, choice , relationship-style choice, and reproductive rights. The terms and concept of sex-positive German: sexuell positiv or, alternately sex-affirmative sexuell bejahend and sex-negative sexuell negativ are generally attributed to Wilhelm Reich. His hypothesis was that some societies view sexual expression as essentially good and healthy, while others have a generally negative view of sexuality and seek to repress and control libido. The sex-positive movement does not, in general, make moral or ethical distinctions between heterosexual or homosexual sex, or masturbation , regarding these choices as matters of personal preference. Sex-positive , a term that's coming into cultural awareness, isn't a dippy love-child celebration of orgone — it's a simple yet radical affirmation that we each grow our own passions on a different medium, that instead of having two or three or even half a dozen sexual orientations, we should be thinking in terms of millions.
Sex, Love, and 700,000 Strangers
Bonobo Sex and Society - Scientific American
And some folks want to know if people are weirded out by foreskin. Sex is mysterious, mundane, frightening, confusing, and blissful all at once. While many people are entirely comfortable with their bodies and sex lives, others are desperately trying to resolve the most intimate — and often distressing — quandaries all by themselves, stumbling through the dark. In many ways, our society is quite sexually repressed.
Tumblr deleted sex blogs , Facebook put up new guidelines prohibiting sexually suggestive posts , and Craigslist got rid of its personal ads section. This left people not only lacking spaces to connect with sexually likeminded individuals and explore their sexuality but also lacking access to crucial information about sex. Censoring sex content, after all, inevitably means censoring sex education.
At a juncture in history during which women are seeking equality with men, science arrives with a belated gift to the feminist movement. Male-biased evolutionary scenarios--Man the Hunter, Man the Toolmaker and so on--are being challenged by the discovery that females play a central, perhaps even dominant, role in the social life of one of our nearest relatives. In the past two decades many strands of knowledge have come together concerning a relatively unknown ape with an unorthodox repertoire of behavior: the bonobo. The bonobo is one of the last large mammals to be found by science. The creature was discovered in in a Belgian colonial museum, far from its lush African habitat.