Sex and Sexuality


Whats it all about? No, i’m not being like one of those rubbish help books you get in school that tries to answer your many burning questions without the embarrassing of asking the teacher/nurse/doctor. Yet those books always end up full of two paragraphs of useful info and many pages of things that an out of touch government believe the children of today want to know or don’t understand. No wonder they always ended up in the bin.

So, at this point you may be asking, TOG (That Other Guy), why are you writing a post on this topic? Well, depending on how you asked that question depends on how i shall answer it. If you asked “Why are you writing a post on sex”, then i would answer, because this country has the wrong policies and views on sex. If you asked “Why is That Other Guy writing a post on sex and sexuality?” i would answer, because i can.

Back to my original point, this country’s policies and views on sex and sexuality are, in my opinion, wrong. There are really two extremes in a country’s attitude towards sex and sexuality. One is shown in country’s like Sweden, where sex is openly talked about. On chat shows, the radio, in the streets and at the pub among mates, sex is a common topic. Not common as in talked about all the time but common like talking about the whether, or work.

Children in Sweden are exposed to sex education in schools at a young age, and its estimated that they are taught about sex at an even younger age at home. This attitude by the country is changing to a more stricter system, as it has been now for many years, but its slow going because it seems to work. There is less underage sex in Sweden and very few underage pregnancies. There’s no hype about sex in the media, as its viewed as a common topic. Even music and music videos don’t really revolve around it. This combo of high exposure and little hype seems to equal greater sexual awareness.

Where as, some of the far Eastern country’s have gone the opposite way and banned sexual advertising, any type of nudity, and even public shows of affection like kissing and hugging. Any talk of a sex life or sexuality is grouped with more disgusting things like nudity and porn and banned to the back streets with the rest. Sex in some country’s s not to be viewed as a recreational activity and meant to be used only for procreation.

Our country has the worst. American media mixed with that old British Silliness that were so known for. The media make a huge thing of sex here. Celebrity media has basically just come down to who’s sleeping with whom and the music and newspapers are in on it with there provocative videos, lyrics and page 3 girls. You know why, because the British public eat it up, and when i say public, i don’t mean just the men!

Only then, when it comes to children, suddenly were all quiet and vague. We don’t really know what to tell them, and as we don’t know what to say, inadvertently, were leaving it to the media and the internet to tell them. “The talk”, as it once was, has now become a mixture of lessons from internet porn, music, music videos and Jeremy Kyle. That’s not to mention the confusing effect Justin Beiber has had on the world of school girls and boys the world over!

Now me, what are my credentials for writing this post. Well, none actually. I am 18 years old and still a virgin. Plus, i have not had any serious relationship. Though to be honest, the right person hasn’t yet come along and at least this way i’m impartial (to some extent…). I just think as a country, we could do so much better.

That Other Guy

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