don't talk about sex

There is a weird disconnect going on. I love weird disconnects because they are saying something. I don’t know what this one is saying.

We all like sex. Our culture is permeated with sex. And yet we never talk about sex in a real way. We joke about it and we might share a few details with our best friend. But we never really talk about it. It’s off the table. I wonder why that is. How often do you and your partner have sex? What’s your approach to masturbation? Do you like oral sex? Do you swallow? Anal? Do you like to dress up? Or role play? Do you trim or shave your privates? What’s your favorite position(s)? How about a play-by-play of the last really great sex you’ve had?

All of these topics are off limits. We can all answer those questions. There are interesting thoughts that are associated with those sorts of topics. We could learn from each other, learn about each other and understand better this very weird overlay of sexuality that is a major part of the human story.

Some of you maybe think I’m some sort of a perv already because I broach these topics. Even though most of us are sexually active people, admitting that you take an interest in sex can be perceived negatively. In the wrong context, talking about even the most normal sexual acts can get you fired or sued.

Why is this?

I think there are interesting sexual topics that are under-discussed because of this weird disconnect. I’m not just talking about the sorts of preferential questions I mentioned above. Sex is deeply hardwired into our conscious and unconscious behavior and it is fascinating. But please don’t talk about it.

don't talk about sex

One thought on “don't talk about sex

  1. Seems it is to close to bathroom topics. You all have functions I don’t necessarily need to hear about. well, some anyway.

    I also have found it harder to accept certain topics when I consider how do I explain this to my children without them getting weirded out when they find out this comes out of that or this goes in that or your mouth or???????

    More and more it is becoming a subject you can’t get away from. can you imagine a “Sexworld” store in your home town in the 60″s? (major metropolis excluded)

    And hell no I don’t masturbate. I’ve got perfect vision and I plan on keeping it!

    Strange Out.

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