Prostitution can be a taboo subject in many countries around the world and the subject often arises within government organisations and parliaments to be debated. These discussions can be controversial as the agenda is predominantly regarding the legalisation of the act, solicitation and prostitution. Men and women who partake in legalised or illegal acts of prostitution come from broadly diverse background and an array of demographics. Some groups of society deem these acts as immoral, lacking decent ethics and a wayward moral compass. There is some stigma connected to those who decide to pay for these services as well as those offering the service.
Author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, explores the origin of dystopian literature by exploiting the fear of a dictatorial government that silences the freedom of future people. Huxley demonstrates his belief that his society approaching a bleak and extreme future through concepts such as recorded entertainment. Recorded entertainment pertains to the modern-day media and its influence on people. The evolution of the media has changed with the normalization of concepts that society has not acknowledged previously such as premarital sex. Huxley personally believed that sexual behavior was a casual concept; Brave New World was part of his prediction that the societal ideology behind sex would change.
Jacqueline Murray, an expert in Medieval studies, discusses about the relationship about men and sexuality and how during the Middle Ages society used to perceive men’s sexuality. Sexual relationships between a man and woman was natural, only if both the man and woman were married, however, self-stimulation was considered a sin. In the Middle Ages, man, were seen as superior, they perceive man’s body as a creation of God, and it signified grace(pg 1)1. These interpretation were influenced by religion, and it also had a very large influence regarding sexual morality during the Medieval Times, because of Adam and Eve (pg 2). Murray illustrates that masturbation was considered a temptation by the devil and ,as described by the philosopher Augustine, it was considered lower than an animal's appetite (pg5).
This in effect liberates the solicitor from any repercussions, and deprecates the value of intimacy, love and respect associated with meaningful and lasting relationships. Should this solicitor then enter into an enduring relationship, such as marriage, and not have his sexual needs met on his terms, he might turn to a willing sex worker to obtain this gratification. This in effect undermines the sanctity of marriage, as the promise of committing to your partner alone is broken due by engaging in extramarital affairs. 2.3 Position Argument In this paper, the author has elected to adopt a position in favour of the decriminalisation of sex work.
Truth through Confession: An analysis on Rousseau and Foucault How do we know the truth about ourselves and how do we communicate it? Foucault explores these questions in The History of Sexuality where he poses the “repressive hypothesis” that repressing sex in society caused the opposite effect. There occurred a proliferation of sexual discourse where sex became part of every sector of society entering spaces such as education and medicine. The confession is the primary means of discourse, in other words how information and power are disseminated in society.
Several Arab stories illustrate the oppression of women under patriarchal societies through controlling female sexuality that results in broken identities. In the Women of Sand and Myrrh, after Suzanne evidently enjoyed their lovemaking, Maaz reminds her of the traditional gender roles of women, “God created you to bear children, and to give pleasure to a man, and that 's all.” By saying this, he indicates that Suzanne should never delight in sex as it represents a purely functional purpose for women. The idea of sex as a process serving men alone perplexes Suzanne who asks what Maaz means, and he answers, “God created women to make children, like a factory. That 's the exact word, Suzanne.
He talked about how the experts began examining sexuality in a scientific manner in order to learn the “truth” of sex. He dismissed the notion that sex was a repressed topic to talk about in the 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. He said that in fact, it was during this time that people started talking more about sex. He argued that this hypothesis of not
Recently, it has been re-appropriated for political purposes to further gay and lesbian rights and movements. But the articulation of “queer” or queerness that these movements and queer theories have come up with has facilitated the inclusion of a wide range of people with a wide range of fetishes and sexual practices. When the discourse of the visibility of queer bodies comes into play through political activism, a previously derogatory term is reclaimed. Because visibility is central to the idea of identification and categorisation as it is to social processes. That is why, in a specific political context, the reclaiming of the word queer came to stand in opposition to not only the hetero-normative but also other ways of defining heterosexual categories.
An intersex, by definition describes a medical condition of individuals whose exterior genitalia does not synchronise with interior (chromosomes, hormones, internal sex organs). During the sex differentiation phase, their genitalia did not fully formed ‘correctly’ leading to formation of an ambiguous genitalia (American Accreditation Healthcare Commission). A close reading of the military drafting law suggests that intersex are not considered ‘male’ because even though their chromosomes are of the male sex, their genitalia does not correspond. Therefore
It has many faces, but encompasses maleness and femaleness; self concept; self esteem; sensuality; the state of being sexual; as well as sexual expression, which may or may not include sexual intercourse. As such it cannot be separated from the total personality. Personality in turn is influenced by