The Importance Of Sexuality In Modern Society

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The sexuality is one of those harsh arguments in which people always had doubts, questions and taboos on the rightness or wrongness of acting in a certain way with your own body. Even today, we are led by an awkward way to approach it because of its privacy and its critical importance in everyday life. Over the centuries, concerning the development of this issue, in Western societies, it has been adopted an unsatisfactory way to approach, instead of facing it, it has been customary to avoid every type of discourse about sexuality. The term sexuality it is usually used to take into account every type of sexual relation and this wide range of arguments had been a mystery for many centuries, currently, some of them are still unknown for many…show more content…
At that time, Western societies were changing their conception of sexual behaviour: sexuality shifted form a private sphere to a public sphere, in which the interests of sexuality among people was take into consideration by public entities. The previous centuries, instead, were characterized by the “repression of sexuality”: there was nothing to say and nothing to know about it. Indeed, sexuality was conceived only inside the marriage and it was protected by the principle of secrecy. As Foucault says that “sexuality was acknowledged in social space as well as at the heart of every household, but it was a utilitarian and fertile one: the parents ' bedroom. The rest had only to remain vague.”2 So, there might be a reason for this upsetting change. Paying attention to the social and historical contest, it is easy to identify the change of the perception of sexuality through the advent of capitalism and the bourgeoisie. This new society created a perfect environment in which sex and sexuality are one of the most important argument concerning the whole population, not only about pleasure but also about on the “truth of sex”, as Foucault says, providing a system of new knowledge among the

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