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How comfortable are you with talking about sex?

  1. Mar 13, 2005 #1
    How open is a discussion about sex for the people here? I don't mean just on the forums, I mean in general: how comfortable are you with talking about sex?
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    I don't think I'm typical. All of my research relates at least in some way to reproduction and reproductive behavior, so I talk about sex all the time. Thus, I'm quite comfortable talking about it. That doesn't mean I readily share personal details, but the subject in general is one I have no problem discussing.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2005 #3
    Wow, that's pretty cool. I'm not an expert in biology, but I do like looking at it from a biological perspective as well as, you know...the other perspective.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2005 #4
    I readily share personal details with a group of REALLY close friends. But outside the circle (and within), i readily talk about sex too.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2005 #5
    Well there was this one time I was porkin this real fine broad, just going at it like two animals in heat and....

    :tongue:
     
  7. Mar 13, 2005 #6

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    I have no prob discussing sex academically. As for my personal experiences, I've never had friends of a type with which that I would discuss such things.

    Was there something you wanted to discuss, KN?

    You'd probably get a lot of static from many posters, but a core group would surely try their best to have a serious discussion.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2005 #7

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    My private life is my private life. I don't discuss it.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2005 #8
    Sure I discuss sex all the time. I wonder why it's generally such a "taboo" subject, or at least an uncomfortable one. Maybe we are taught from birth to think that way? They say a woman reaches her sexual peak when she's around 30, not because of hormones but rather because it takes them that long to loosen up and be able to be free with their sexuality because they are taught from such a young age that sex is bad or shameful. Not sure I entirely agree with all that, but it's interesting nonetheless.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2005 #9
    Sex is immoral just like downloading free music
     
  11. Mar 13, 2005 #10

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    Who is this "they" you refer to?
     
  12. Mar 13, 2005 #11
    It's a myth. There was a study long ago in the 50s and 60s done that said women reached their sexual peak in their 30s but it really probably just found that because of how society changed at the time.

    And no, there wasn't anything in specific I wanted to talk about, I just was thinking how its good to be open about such things in a relationship.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2005 #12

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    I think this is a very interesting question - from the cultural anthropology perspective, at least. I had to think hard about who I will and will not speak openly with about sex. I won't talk about it with my parents and certain older relatives.

    This made me think about which family members are culturally taboo as far as participating in this kind of discussion. I think my sister and I could probably have these discussions when she is older, but I don't ever want to talk about sex with my brothers.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2005 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    I have no desire to talk publicly about whipped cream and chains. Just not gonna go there.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2005 #14

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    For alot of you here commenting, remember this is a question for those who have done it.

    For me, I'm pretty comfortable talking about it. I just won't give details about me and my gf.

    I don't see the big deal. If you suck, you suck.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2005 #15
    I am quite open and comfortable with the subject.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2005 #16

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    I would have believed that about you, Ivan. But never Saintly Tsu. o:)
     
  18. Mar 13, 2005 #17

    Moonbear

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    Like I said, I don't talk about personal details. :rofl:

    Nothing in the question implied it's only for those who have done it. I would hope people are able to talk about sex before they do it, otherwise they aren't going to be ready for it, either in terms of expectations, emotions, or disease/pregnancy prevention as applicable.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2005 #18

    Moonbear

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    You did see how much she enjoyed the tribdog torture thread, didn't you? :bugeye: :rofl:
     
  20. Mar 13, 2005 #19
    I'm open to talking about details, but only with someone mature. Like as in, they wont say "dude, sweet, how was she?" and stuff like that. But giving advice is fun. And yes, I'm a firm believer that if two people in a relationship aren't ready to talk about something, they certianly aren't ready to do it.
     
  21. Mar 13, 2005 #20

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    Oh, for Pete's sake! Is there anyone who DOESN't enjoy torturing tribdog? That alone is worth the annual contribution.
     
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