Essay On Human Sexual History

In the beginning, people repressed sex because they were scared of the truth around it. The church, mainly, transformed the beautiful act of making love into a cultural taboo. Because of its repression, sex could never have been talked about in a thorough, objective, and truthful manner.
This type of false teaching, if any teaching, of sex, led to many disillusionments and myths concerning it. Many problems with sex that society now faces stemmed from the miseducation of sex. “It would be less than exact to say that the pedagogical institution has imposed a ponderous silence on the sex of children and adolescents (p.59).”
The repression of sex led to a perversion of it. If people ...

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began to liberate itself from the church. Even still, sexual liberty was small, and a “non-ethical” (meaning non- conservative) discourse on sex was prohibited. This type of regard to sex was also true in the eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century, sexual propaganda was created and fed to the masses.
One memorable time period that transformed society’s views on sex, was the feminist movement in the 60’s and 70’s. Sexual images were allowed to be seen outside of the privacy of one’s home, even more so than before, which in my mind, is a symbol of a new sexual freedom most people had access to. Of course the feminist movement carved the way for women’s liberty, however, I am sure there were many negative affects that also followed. For instance, I could see how some people might have used the movement as an opportunity to unmask the female body for outside viewing. With the starting of women becoming more comfortable and proud of their bodies, it was accepted and ...

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