This week we learned about how to keep respect for ourselves and for each other. We learned that chastity is respecting sex as a gift for your spouse. The speaker shared with us her own life story and we learned that she was a teen parent herself and that she had gone through some rough times. She shared with us that she was a teen mom and that before she engaged in sexual behavior, she was an honors student and she was focused on what was important but then after engaging in sexual behavior, she saw her grades drop drastically and she started to not care about the important things in life anymore.
These websites influence how they understand marital sex and assure that God validates their sex life. Most people in the real world receive sources about sex from mainstream media or magazines. However, those sources that don’t align with religious values are filtered and disregarded by the Evangelical Christians. Mainstream sources do not portray Christian’s value, which is a heterosexual relationship between a married couple. Therefore, evangelical websites provide a source of support where members have common understanding and share advice that are religiously appropriate.
In the Brave New World sexual conditioning is a main element. Through out the book there are many incidents were sex is a subject. In the "Other Place" sex is a used as a way to pass time and to relieve themselves of tension. Multiple sexual partners are a very common occurrence and being monogamous is frowned upon. However, sex is sacred and a private manner within the Reservation.
An issue that pertains to this is abortion. Do people not know that an abortion is murder. You are killing an innocent tiny human being who hasn’t even got a chance to live. There are many other options besides abortion. One option is abstinence; if you cannot handle the possible outcomes of sex maybe you shouldn’t have it.
Lorena Garcia wrote “She is Old School Like That,” this piece is about sex talks between mothers and daughters in the Latin American community. She examines the way which these talks are given and at what point in the life of the daughters they are given. Garcia points to the different methodology the Latina mothers used when talking to their daughters, and their reactions when they found out their daughters were engaging in sexual activity. Garcia claims that there is a certain pattern in which the Latina mothers behave. These women are the operation with a new definition of sexuality influenced and shaped by the heteronormative and patriarchal society.
This minimal criterion, according to Goldman, is both necessary and sufficient to qualify normal desire as sexual. The mentioned above “repression argument” is grounded on a critics of the paradigms of ‘morality’, ‘naturalness’ and ‘normality’. They distort the concept of sex per se by ascribing external goals to it, such as reproduction, expression of love or other communicative intentions. These judgments and biases are allegedly intrinsic to sex itself, but they can only be justified through arguments non-related to the sphere of sexual desire.
For Goodness Sex, by Al Vernacchio, is a welcome relief from the two previous books; Girls & Sex and Man Interrupted, as the focus is about sexuality as a whole; gender, sexual orientation, etc., rather than on the culture of females and males. In a chapter titled “Gender Myths,” Vernacchio (2014) asks the question, “male and female, is that all there is” (Vernacchio, A., p. 112, 2014)? In teaching his class on Sexuality and Society, Vernacchio asks these questions and questions similar, demonstrating that he takes into consideration that there are feelings at stake and keeps in mind the human aspect of sex and sexuality as he is intentionally behind challenging students to foresee and develop their sense of values about sex, instead of constantly being “in the moment.”
One common recreational activity that is programmed to promote “happiness”, and is encouraged at a very young age, is sexual promiscuity. When humans in the “New World Society” are children, they are kept in a different type of school than children are today. A school where they are conditioned to act like their social class, learn their job, and to be raised; since there are no such things as families. Children would “discover each other” at “recess” through erotic foreplay. “‘The nurse shrugged her shoulders.
The title of the book “Virgins” communicates more than the first sexual act. It depicts the inability to make personal decisions without basing off other people’s opinions and beliefs. The story is an analysis of the progression of two females and their interaction with men. Though different, each girl has a different perception of sexual anatomy and hence Evans is able to communicate his message that virginity or sexuality is something that is a sole decision of someone despite whether they have had vaginal sex or not. Throughout the story, Erica is unsure with men.
In today’s generation, sex is always the answer. It is common for two people in a relationship to have sex simply because they are together. According to a data survey dated back in 2001, men are mostly the instigators of the act. Reasons such as desire, lust, boredom and love came out as top answers to the question. When asked, men just usually shrug and say “It felt right at that moment to do it, and so we did it”.
In "Are We Having Sex Now or What?" by Greta Christina, she addresses many different definitions and criteria for what she thinks sex is or should be labeled as. She starts by thinking about and conceptualizing what sex actually is. She goes and performs her own tests on what sex is like for her with many different people. Originally, she only accounts for the binary and traditional sex which is between a man and a woman. But she realizes this isn't good enough.
We all know, sometimes mistakes happen . I would say that's what happens when you have sex before marriage. In the society we live in, we all view things differently. One’s opinion is not everyone else’s. Some believe that abusive men will often try to get their partners pregnant to keep them from ending the violent relationship.
Sex has a history of being defined somewhat narrowly, centering on traditional cultural and religious norms and heterosexual practices. “Some definitions imply that sex can only happen if someone is trying to get pregnant. Other definitions imply that penetration must be involved for sex to have occurred(alice 5).” Although this straightforward definition might work in some cases, it clearly doesn’t include all sexual activities that we count as sex, not everyone can spot their sexual experiences in these definitions, so why not alter or expand definitions to reflect lived experiences?