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Sex: The Different Views of People Around The World

Updated on March 13, 2011

What's your outlook at sex?

Is it a necessity or part of destiny?I mean, you can look at sex as necessity in order to satisfy your needs. Sex for you is just like changing clothes everyday. You can easily eye for pickup girls for a quickie during nighttime. Or, is it a part of destiny, because once you’re married, you can have sex without looking for available partner for a casual encounter. You made a vow that you'll be with your partner, for better or for worst. Between men and women, men are often lured to infidelity because by nature, men are polygamous, so the say. I can also point out about promiscuity here. Furthermore, success among men will surely change your outlook at SEX.

Sex is not an open subject among Filipino families. Our elders were made to believe that they can get pregnant by just a kiss from their suitors. Or better farfetched belief that babies are grown from trees. I don’t believe either of the two. Although my parents don’t open up about the ‘sex’ subject, teachers incorporated the subject in school. Sex education is vastly welcome to the curious minds of young people. Curiosity kills a cat, so they say but it satisfy the hunger of the youth for knowledge about sex; private parts, functions and all.

Sex Today and Beyond

With all the scandals, sex blogs and sex sites in the internet, I observed that people in all walks of life still want to have partners, not just a passing fancy or short-lived relationship, but for a lifetime. There are several surveys that measure the capacity of humans when it comes to romance, affection and sex.

Couples in Europe (Italy, France and Great Britain) tend to cling to sex more than affection and romance but people in Netherlands shows more affection than other people in the world. The hopeless romantics are Mexicans while the more affectionate are Americans (USA). These are the nations that wrapped up the survey conducted by Euro RDCG Worldwide (2002-2007).

In a span of five years, the trends about the outlook in sex can change dramatically due to the advent of information technology and the internet. Recent surveys show that people will look for sex through chatting (cybersex), text sex and other advance ways to pass the urge in a long distance but safer ways. Whew! Yes, this is happening today, hubbers. Almost all people around the world are busy with their daily works or weekly jobs. When they reach home for a rest, they still open their desktop computers or laptop net book and see what’s happening in the cyber world through MySpace, Friendster, WAYN (Where Are You Now?), Facebook or Twitter, some of more popular networking sites and chat with friends or for more intimate chatting, you’ll go to adult sites to satisfy your sexual needs for a moment.

Sex from Continent to Continent

Canada and USA These two leading nations promote same sex marriages. Amid the scandals in politics opposing the legislation on this bold move, the marriages between men and men or women and women are now being accepted by the society. Gay marriages are being respective and given fair attention in the United States of America due the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution ("that men are created equal"). Before, somee gay couples even cross Canadian border just to get married there. The secrecy is not a problem anymore because of this new positive development.

Central and South America People are mostly influenced by their Hispanic ancestors. Latin Americans are still influenced by the Roman Catholic church when talking about sex. But due to the influences nowadays by the visiting US or Canadian businessmen and tourists, they are slowly opening to a more liberal view at sex. Unwanted pregnancy increases and sex spots are luring tourists and overseas workers nowadays, including some dreaded sex-related diseases.

Europe Just like Americans and Canadians, European people have liberal outlook regarding sex. Casual sex is apparent here. They say that people here are snob but maybe some but not all. They are more willing to give sex a new meaning of friendship and long lasting relationship.

Asia People are more timid when sex is the main topic of the conversation. Religions play a vital role of not having a casual talk about sex. Some professionals, like sex psychologists often deviate from those stereotypes. In return, they receive more ridicule than those who just want to be silent when dealing about sex. The irony of it, sex slavery and human trafficking are still the main problem in the continent.

Africa Unsafe sex are widely practice here that's why South Africa has the highest number of sex-related diseases in the world as in AIDS.

People need to be re-educated regarding sex. The important thing is having a relationship should not last for just a short period of time. Entering into an intimate affair will be agreed upon by two people in order to last a lifetime.

Sex in the Philippines

The marginal status between the rich and poor families in the country is very apparent when sex status is at the highlights of the topic.

Wealthy people concentrate more on propagating more success in business while most of poor families continue to raise more kids even though, they had nothing to feed those youngsters. They don’t even heed the call of the government for family planning. Most fathers who are jobless reasoned out that what they don’t have in money, they have it in having sex. This is the gross situation the third world countries, like ours is experiencing when it comes to sex. If only I have enough money to give them jobs (wishful thinking, travel man).

I must add that proper education should be given a priority about the proper way of looking at sex, not just for instant pleasure, but for a lifetime satisfaction without compromising the status in life, whether you’re rich or poor.

Even prostitutes should look forward to a new life. Sex is not the only answer in order to live happily in this world. 






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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Yeah, you're right, Fluffy77. Some of my sisters married late 30s already. They've enjoyed their lives as singles, so they focus more on motherhood these days. They're contented on it, so, they say.

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      8 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Being in my 30's I feel as a Woman this part of life has only really just begun. I know I'm not alone there too.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      9 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Really, bacville? The urge to copulate is often an argument among men. Sexologists say that to have a healthy life, having sex is included in our everyday activities.

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      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      There's a survey that says men often think about sex every day. Me? I'm too young to think about it. I'm in the stage of discovery, being a teenager. Thanks for this hub, travel_man1971.


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