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The Future of Sex?

  1. Jan 13, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.ejhs.org/volume2/history.htm
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2007 #2

    verty

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    Why do you call it the future of sex? It seems to concern the attitude of sexologists, whoever they are.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2007 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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  5. Jan 14, 2007 #4

    verty

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    Well I hope the future of sex is that people stop caring about the consentual acts that adults indulge in, but I don't see that happening.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2007 #5

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    It's pretty much up to my wife. :biggrin:

    I bet Ivan is just waiting for his first homework assignment. :rofl:
     
  7. Jan 14, 2007 #6

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Yes, for us old married guys the question is rhetorical.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2007 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Considering that PF is a web site populated with many young people, this really amazes me. This is the second time that I have started a thread about sex, and neither took off. However, when I start a thread about something like a giant whale fart, the thread takes off like a rocket.

    I think there is a paper in this. :biggrin:
     
  9. Jan 16, 2007 #8

    verty

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    Well sex or sexual attraction is the protocol that binds partners, it is nature's way of encouraging procreation, but it serves nature for much more than just procreation because it also what most relationships revolve around. If you think that's not true, consider how almost all relationships are sexually monogamous and you'll see the truth.

    People now take sex out of context so it no longer plays that binding role, and as a result relationships don't have a good foundation anymore. If relationships are to work, another basis must be found to fill the void that liberated sex has left behind.

    In an era of liberal sex, marriage is pretty much out of place. More than ever, one should find a good reason to get married, and one should build relationships on something other than sex. We must move on from these old habits.

    So in the future I see sex and sexual diversity becoming more accepted, hopefully to the point where people start to see it for the commodity it is. It will then become common and tacky, not worthy of polite conversation. Relationships will hopefully find an intellectual basis and this lie of 'sexual compatibility' will die as it should. I suppose if this is the information age, we might call that the postsexual age, or even the intellectual age.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2007 #9

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    One explanation is that the young people on PF don't really have sex :)

    Well, one example to ilustrate "the sex of the future" (LOL!) is Japan, where the young average joe is more into all the information technology progresses and stuff than Americans and Europeans are.
    There was a movie running on the Internet a couple of months ago about a 500-people-orgy in japan, going on in this huuuge room or warehouse.

    I do think tabus will indeed fade off and there won't be much "sexual incompatibility" since everyone will get to have a lot of "training" so they'll eventually get good at it.

    We will still have a sexual hierarchy though. Sexuality is an instinctive feat and not a conscious decision (like marriage or relationships) and it's totally different from "romance".
    "Alpha males" will still be "good with the chicks" (even better), but more "beta" and "omega" (emo) males will have sex with their corresponding females.
     
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  11. Jan 17, 2007 #10

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    NYTimes, Jan 16, 2007 - Well there is the matter of statistics.

    “A lot of my friends are divorced or single or living alone. I know a lot of people in their 30s who have roommates.” - EMILY ZUZIK, who has lived with a boyfriend twice.

    Of course, lots of people just cohabit.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2007 #11

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    Valid concerns. Often scientists are not the most sociable of people. There is really nothing more social that sex. And, as Marty Klein, Ph.D points out the social practices of a society certainly have important implications on the variety of ways in which sex is practiced. The laboratory or the artifical environment created by sexologists where they study sex can never match the social environments where sexual encounters are initiated. These guys need to get out more.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2007 #12
    Always interesting to talk about sex.
    How the song goes?
    "Let's talk about sex baby,let's talk about you and me,all the good things..."
    or something like that (I forgot the rest of it (the song was very popular in my time when I was looking for a female (of any age between 15 and 55) to give me ,for the first time ,what all men want :smile:)).

    It is strange I agree,if true,what Ivan said, about PF members being reluctant to post about this beautiful subject.
    I can't explain that.They are all geeks and dorks?Not interested?I hope not!
    Sex evolved during last 10 years into the new dimension->Cybersex .
    That's the completely new aspect of the sex never seen before in the hystory of a mankind.
    So what do you think about cybersex folks?
    I would like to see your opinion on it.
    I'm not interested about flow of informations ( who is doing with whom,where and how,etc) but more about global phenomenon.
    Is it bad,is it good,is it good for your relationship in the reality,or is it sick (virtual partners)...
    One way or another ,significant percentage of people consume it.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2007 #13

    verty

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    It's good in that it separates sex from nature, but it isn't good in and of itself.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2007 #14

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    To be honest, I think sex topics don't thrive because most younger people here probably don't get it.

    I've seen topics such as "I can't get a girl." and "I'm anti-social." strive, which basically means that most members don't get laid. So, a sex topic is just something they can't connect to.

    Personally, I think the world of sex, at my age, is just about perfect. Of course there are girls who do lots of guys, and same for guys. The thing is that there is also a lot of strong respectful girls and guys with integrity who are open sexually. Before, if you were one of them and wanting to explore and take part in the act, you had a hard time finding a good strong girl to do it with. It's not like that anymore really. They still don't hand it out like candy. You have to prove yourself worthy. Unlike before, it seemed like you had to wait a year atleast even though you might have proved your worthinesss in the first month.

    The scary part is that girls much younger than I seem a lot easier. I can meet one that is like 17-18, and basically, you can do them that night if you wanted too. Lots more are leaving high school with more sexual experience than ever. I don't consider that a good thing. Having sex as a teenager is fine by me, but like 5-10 partners before graduating. That's just ridiculous.

    Note: I would not touch those girls because I am much older. The best thing to do is ignore them really. You can tell them you're much older, but it goes from one ear and out the other.
     
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  16. Jan 18, 2007 #15

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    I think you've got a very valid point, Jason, although your choice of words may be a bit blunt in places! I think the main reason for more people being sexually open in their university years, is that they have grown up seeing that there is nothing wrong with sex, and are encouraged more to talk openly about the subject. Like you say, though, the majority of girls don't hand it out that easily, but when you have "proven yourself" they're less likely to take a long time. I think this is because, again, nowadays, our age group (I'm guessing you're twenty-something here!) realise that there is nothing wrong with casual sex, and one doesn't get frowned upon from ones peers for partaking in the act.

    I join your worry about the fact that younger girls are a lot easier! 17/18 year old girls seem more and more attracted to older guys (I remember when I was in school, at about 16/17, a lot of girls were with guys 3 or more years older than them). I don't know whether this has always been the case, but nowadays girls don't seem afraid of expressing, and acting upon it! But like you said; it's best to ignore them!
     
  17. Jan 18, 2007 #16

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    You want to know more about sex? Join a band man!

    Actually I thought about this thread and realized the perhaps the question can be bent to encompass the fear of STDs. What is the future of sex if these STDs are to continue cramping everyone's style?
     
  18. Jan 18, 2007 #17

    JasonRox

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    This is exactly why I talked about my generation isn't going around with anyone. Well, some people are, but that group of people that respect themselves.

    I'd hate to see how fast STD's grow in the new generation.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2007 #18
    I'm 17 and sadly not a virgin anymore and I agree that sex is becoming more accepted by society. In part I think that's because especially in my neck of the woods it is a lot more liberal of a city. Conservative minding folks and towns probably have diffferent points of views and there's nothing wrong with taht. But this new generation of kids are ushering in this sense of feeling that everything is acceptable and you should be ashamed of anything. I know for a fact taht atleast 60-70% of kids are now leaving high school devirginated I think that's proof of sex being more accepted by society starting with the LCD (or in this case the future... TEENS).
     
  20. Jan 18, 2007 #19

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    Why do you say "sadly not a virgin"?

    You regret it? If not, don't act like it.
     
  21. Jan 18, 2007 #20
    What makes you think I don't regret it. Yeah it felt great and everything but there's a certain part of me thats sad that I am apart of the IMO sinful majority and thats why I put sadly not a virgin. I see you have an excellent talent at nitpicking.
     
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