Why has sex become so prevalent in today's society?
Is this healthy?
I believe each generation becomes more sexually open.
My guess is it has always been this way since the dawn of mankind. There have been some periods such as the "Free Love" movement, better birth contol options, better job opportunities for women which means they don't need to rush into marriage to be supported...etc We throw in MTV sexy videos, Hip/hop music and other sexually suggestive songs, along with the privacy of internet pornography. web cams, and camera phones used for sexting, KY- Jelly and Viagra TV commercials make the subject of sex a "matter of fact" discussion. Much of the "shock" is gone.
Is it healthy? It depends on what you do with it. Anything which is done excessively involves risk to health from eating too much, drinking too much, and even working out too much. The vast majority of the world is NOT living the life we see portrayed in the movies, on TV shows, or even in the news. Many may "wish" they were getting the type of "action" they hear about. Instead they go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch TV, go to bed and repeat the same thing the next day. The media is in the business of finding "hot buttons" to sell ads or products. What is shown in no way reflects the lives of (most of the almost 7 billion people) who inhabit this planet.
What do you mean in today's society? The question implies that sex wasn't so prevalent before... In the year 1313 an author by name Giovanni Bocaccio wrote 'The Decameron', a twisted tale of seduction and intricate web of sexual attractions. Bocaccio is still a brand name among alternative lifestyles.
In 1740, a noble man by name Marquis de Sade was born. He later was sent to a mental hospital, or a prison due to his aberrant writings and novels. Check out a movie entitled "Quills"
In the Old Testament, Moses advises his country of all possible and prohibited sexual deviations. Mother shall not be with son, uncle shall not be with niece, etc... If he had to say it, chances are they were doing it.
Julius Caesar BCE 12-24, was said to have sex with his sister.
Check a blog on the matter http://sexandhistory.blogspot.com/
Greek philosopher Socrates (469-399) was said to be attracted to boys, homosexuality is in fact not new, it is as old as prostitution. http://www.livius.org/ho-hz/homosexuali … ality.html
Prostitution was initially a sacred part of the temple services. In some ancient religions, sex was practiced for religious purposes, that is still going on today.
Each year, close to 3000 priests renounce their religious vows in order to marry. Never mind pederasts that still today preach in Church.
What is unhealthy about sex? Maybe the unhealthy is the mind set we have set upon sex. Our polluted thoughts. Just like money is no problem by itself, when you add greed, then is a problem.
There are no coincidences, there has to be a good reason why we were created in such a way that sex is difficult to strip away.
I wrote a related hub: http://crazygata.hubpages.com/hub/My-da … x-Now-what
It has always been the same. "Nothing new under the sun". Killing, Sex, Corruption, Revolts, Superstition, announcing End of Worlds... all cyclical and the same. It's our turn in the merry go round, that's all.
I think it is more prevalent because there is nothing shocking left to do in society. However, the way sex is presented is unhealthy to me. The casual hook-up idea, while not new is not helping people learn about safe sex and unwanted pregnancy. If we're willing to think about enjoying sex, we have to think about being responsible as well.
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