Student: Millennial Sex Culture
Let's be honest here sex is a vital drive to people's motives, desires, and daily decisions. People do stupid stuff for sex, make huge decisions based around getting laid, and often completely disregard rational thought in exchange for just finding someone to to sleep with - and this is for both the sexes. Women crave the same thing, they just happen to keep it under-wraps from the male species, but if you've ever heard a group of females discuss sex, you could argue they're more graphic than men...but that's beside the point. I mean American Pie gave us the scoop on sex when we were growing up!
Sex Is Good?
You can never have too much sex. Really, as long as it's safe and consensual, people are allowed to do whatever the fuck they want. You should never be shamed for sleeping with whomever you please - there is good reason people go to Uni and College and I'm sure sex is 96% of the decision. More to the point it's healthy, both for mental and physical well-being and helps encourage strong social bonds between similar groups of people. Really there is no down side to having sex, as long as you're smart and share the experience. What's not to love?
Sex is a real confidence boost, and can easily become a huge part of your personal makeup. However, sex can also be abused and therefore used as a marker for your personal self-esteem. Our Millennial sex culture often slips into a quick 'ego boost experience' and then move on to your next esteem raising encounter. As I said, sex is great however you want to engage with it, but it won't solve personal issues, body confidence problems, or mental health trouble by simply getting close to someone else.
The 1960s Have Returned?
An era of free love, sex and drugs. The quintessential time for freedom of expression for a generation dealing with huge global change. Today is not the same. Millennial culture takes part in the same fragrant hedonist approach to sex, but with darker underlying tones. The 1960s didn't have Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, Tinder, or Reality TV - it was an "innocent" time focused on sharing with people face to face. Connection not Chlamydia.
The darker undertones our Millennial culture partakes in regarding sex revolves around popular culture, reality TV, online social relations, and a desire to feel part of a crowd. How often do you hear songs about cheating, sex, broken down relationships, confused sexual orientation at the expense of someone else. This is the problem with our sexual culture, often we disregard the other person we're having sex with, and simply focus on how it can benefit our lives. In many cultures, sex is deemed a joining of souls (great sex can create this even if you're not one with God himself) - but today it is cheapened and becoming a detriment to our generations personal well being.
It's Not That Bad
In retrospect this isn't the end of the world. However, an alarming number of students are finding themselves at odds with their themselves because of a sexual disconnect. As mentioned, I don't really care who you sleep with or why you do it, but consider the other person your poking around with. All over the world we deal with the same issues, the same political and economical strife brought about by previous generations, we can at least ensure the sex we're having is as good as possible, and enjoyed for the right reasons. We're encouraging sex. Just when you say "Fuck It, let's do this" ensure the other person is on exactly the same page.
Courtesy of Impulse user Caitlin and her blog Caityloux here are a few "true" sex facts:
FACT: For men, sex burns between 100 and 200 calories on average.It only burns approximately 69 calories for women.
FACT: The velociraptor screech from Jurassic Park was a recording of tortoises having sex.
FACT: Sex toys are banned in Alabama & Mississippi. Bummer.
FACT: Women prone to migraines are also more likely to have more sex, because orgasms can help alleviate the pain of a migraine.