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Our culture is sexually repressed.

In my opinion, western culture is still clinging to a fear and distrust of sex, probably a vestige of the control mechanisms of religions which manipulate sex to create guilt and fear, the forces which drive religious devotion. I think we are still ashamed of our own bodies, which is why we still get outraged at naked women and penises, and see sex as being a "dirty" vice, connected to the doctrine of sin. I see this attitude as unhealthy. I think we should be more comfortable with human bodies and see no reason why a child should be protected from seeing one. I also think we need to stop being such jealous pussies about teenagers having sex. If teens want to fuck, let them fuck, who cares? And for fuck's sake, please stop trying to lie to children about sex by depriving them of a proper sex education.

 

What do you guys think. My bets are that there will be no religious people on the left hand side, as they have had the idea of guilt and shame deeply imprinted on their psyche.

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I often wonder what the crime rate, specifically the rape or sexual assault rate is in a nudist community. I wonder if the rates are perhaps reduced because it knocks off a couple of thrills and sexual repression.

Side: I agree
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Some parts of modern culture are repressed but I think a lot of that depends on the country I think America is more sexually repressed than the UK for instance.

I think if kids are given better sex education so understand the possible outcome of their actions they might be a bit more careful.

What I think is sad is that violence is more acceptable than sex the idea that its ok for kids to watch glamorised violence and murder but seeing boobs on tv will somehow screw them up and to blame it all on religion in my view is laughable.

Side: I agree

Yes. Taboos have existed throughout the centuries. The 70's was a wake-up call.

Side: I agree

I vehemently disagree with this upon no premise that is religious. Promiscuity should not be encouraged as it promotes a lifestyle and condition that is far more unhealthy then this sexual shame you describe. Furthermore, I regret to say that I see the majority youth cultures of the day being more sexually reckless then reserved.

I also think we need to stop being such jealous pussies about teenagers having sex. If teens want to fuck, let them fuck, who cares?

Teenage years are by no means an appropriate age to sleep around. Teenagers do not have a well-enough developed understanding of causality; they have less inhibitions and they take even MORE risks then adults, because they do not know any better.

Teenage pregnancy is a horror upon modern culture. I do not scorn the teenagers themselves, I scorn culture for having developed in such a way as to not highlight the consequences of it and instead host television reality shows over it, giving positive reinforcement to this idiocy.

And for fuck's sake, please stop trying to lie to children about sex by depriving them of a proper sex education.

Though, I do agree with this statement. I find it appalling that people believe lies need to be told to turn people off to the risks of promiscuity, when in fact, the mere truths over how reckless and stupid it is should suffice.

Instead, telling bold-faced, easily discernible lies to children and teenagers just reinforces the notion that their counter-culture is correct, when it most certainly is not. The extreme of limiting sexuality in every way is wrong, and the extreme of believing that sexual freedom uninhibited has no consequences is also wrong.

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anachronist(889) Disputed
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Teenage pregnancy is a horror upon modern culture.

You can't stop teenagers having sex, what you can do is teach the how to do it properly. There's a reason that teen pregnancy rates are lowered the more in depth sex education children receive.

host television reality shows over it, giving positive reinforcement to this idiocy.

I don't think you've been around young people much. When a girl in high school gets pregnant, you better believe she's in for several months, if not years of varying forms of abuse from strangers and friends alike.

Side: I agree
chatturgha(1630) Disputed
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You can't stop teenagers having sex, what you can do is teach the how to do it properly. There's a reason that teen pregnancy rates are lowered the more in depth sex education children receive.

Really, you cannot stop them? I don't believe that, considering teen sex was absolutely unheard of 70 years ago. It started up after the formation of a counter-culture in the 60's.

But it's no surprise that it's likely that most people believe as you do, that children cannot be stopped, because parents don't even want to be responsible for the idiotic things their children do anymore. Since they do share this opinion of yours, likely, I again agree that sexual education is important.

I don't think you've been around young people much. When a girl in high school gets pregnant, you better believe she's in for several months, if not years of varying forms of abuse from strangers and friends alike.

I've been around plenty of young people.

It's all dependent upon the location.

In some cities, it's not scrutinized at all.

In the town I grew up in, the parents did absolutely nothing about it, and as far as I knew, all that happened was the young ladies were pulled from school and nobody heard of them again, giving neither the young ladies punishment for their actions nor the other teenagers in the school incentive to stop behaving the way they were.

Side: I disagree
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Unless you've been living the majority of your life in some amish colony - I don't see how you could reach such a conclusion.

Sex permiates our culture, especially the media. Sex and promiscuity are the prime things that modern youth obsess about and the current cultural conditions actually facilitate one-night stands and sex without procreative intent. The availability of contraception and the possibility of abortion - both of these things encourage promiscuity and sex for the sake of pleasure.

Sex used to be deeply ingrained in marriage - its primary use was to facilitate the procreation of new family members. Since much importance was placed on the family unit, families stayed together and the children grew up in a more or less healthy environment.

In modern days, sex is just another means to pleasure and selfish needs. Sexual relationships now are not about having children - rather they are only about the wellbeing of the parties involved. This has lead to increase in promiscuity, an astronomical increase in divorce rates and abortion rates. Broken homes and abandoned children are also commonplace.

Pretty much everything these days gets sexualized. In fact, the amount of sex-propagation in our culture and media has rendered any sort of ''sheltering'' practically impossible. You could lock your 12 year old boy in his room and he would still know all the fine details about sex and he'd mostly have lost his virginity by then as well.

Side: I disagree
anachronist(889) Disputed
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Unless you've been living the majority of your life in some amish colony - I don't see how you could reach such a conclusion.

Actually I'm a teenager living in a rather affluent area of England.

The availability of contraception and the possibility of abortion - both of these things encourage promiscuity and sex for the sake of pleasure.

Why is that a bad thing? It just means that having sex is no longer a huge risk.

Sex used to be deeply ingrained in marriage

And now people are realising that some guy in a costume saying magic words is a completely arbitrary benchmark in relation as to when sex should occur. People are realising that sex is part of a healthy relationship and they don't need an outdated ritual to sanctify it.

, sex is just another means to pleasure

It can be, what's your point?

selfish needs

Sounds like someone's got the wrong idea. Try giving head?

astronomical increase in divorce rates

Oh no, the horror, people are no longer being forced to stay in an unhappy and destructive realationship if they don't want to!

You could lock your 12 year old boy in his room and he would still know all the fine details about sex and he'd mostly have lost his virginity by then as well.

Well, I wish I was that lucky.

Side: I agree