Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Price Of Sex

I have never been comfortable with the idea of making flesh into a commodity. I feel like the choices women make in first world countries to be 'empowered' by selling themselves hurts people who we don't see, because it contributes to the demand for this industry. 

This shouldn't be confused with my position on sex, in fact I have been called a prude. The definition of prude is "a person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity." Anybody who knows me, knows this is the exact opposite of me. 

I celebrate sex, love and everything in between. What makes me uncomfortable is circumstances for these women who need to sell their bodies (the ones by choice and the ones who are forced) and the stories behind the men.

Of particular interest to me and off topic slightly, is the idea that western culture promotes where unless you're married, you are single and it is ok to engage with prostitutes or strippers (to varying degrees depending on the people) because it is your 'last night of freedom'. 

And then the notion of being married meaning it is 'game over' and the idea breeds a society where it is considered normal and ok to want to get 'away' from the 'ball and chain' and seek solace in the arms of a naked 20 something. 

Don't get me wrong, I don't go around judging people who do things I don't personally agree with - I just really question the whole institution and the ideas around what a relationship, sex and love is.

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