The Future of Sex?

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Okay, let me reign this in. The future of sex is that it becomes accepted to the point of being mundane, something not worth talking about. In the past, kissing a girl was something to brag about, now it is incredibly mundane.

When it becomes mundane, it will be okay to have it or not to have it. There shouldn't be pressure on young people to indulge in it, but of course that is not to say they won't, but just to say that it won't be a big deal. But hopefully people will see relationships as not having much to do with sex; this will be infinitely better than what happens now.

Every time I hear another stupid love song I get annoyed. It's like "baby, you make me hot, I wanna marry you". I can't wait to see the back of it.

Cool take on this.

The evolution of attitudes toward sex and the general intermingling of genders seems to progress toward less restriction after some time. When you look at Victorian values and morals you see a lot of similarities to Middle Eastern practices. Veils were a part of everyday dress in Victorian times, hiding the exciting features of the eyes, lips, jawline and everything. This continues today in many towns throughout the middle east. The origin of these traditions may b e the same and may be different. Seeing a women's ankles was almost like viewing pornography.

It might be a sign of a healthy society when restrictive gender separation policies are rejected by it. But you can also see that there might be an increase in violations that can come with lax attitudes toward sex and a individual expression. And there's always the money motive that seems to supercede morals, rights and everything else.

While socially accepted restrictions on sexual practice may hurt a society's progress there is also truth in the saying "haste makes waste". Children are the ultimate, lasting result of sex. When a society's morals and values have relaxed to the point of abandoning the results of sex (children) in pursuit of more sex, progress basically stops and begins to slide backward.
 
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i detect some snide... anyhow i don't know about you but i'm old enough to know whats right and i do respect myself, as far as i know i have no kids running around and no stds and after 21 no sex partners and the few i did were for experimentation/ breaking me in lol. the thing in life i would take back are a few small moments in time.
 
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i detect some snide... anyhow i don't know about you but i'm old enough to know whats right and i do respect myself, as far as i know i have no kids running around and no stds and after 21 no sex partners and the few i did were for experimentation/ breaking me in lol. the thing in life i would take back are a few small moments in time.

Old enough to know what's right?

I don't think age is a pre-requisite.
 
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Let me take this thread a step back. Ivan, exactly what direction do you want this thread to take? I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I seriously want to know. I'm not afraid to talk about ANYTHING when it comes to sex, although there are quite likely things out there that are new to me. I find in real day to day life that those who offer stories about their experiences are in fact quite inexperienced. I don't mind talking, but I'd prefer to be asked.
 
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The majority of marrages offer a good example of "the future of sex".
Non-existent.:rolleyes:
 
  • #31
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Experience is not everything, of course. It isn't a competition (well perhaps it is but for the wrong reasons).
 
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Okey,It's just 99%

Experience is not everything, of course.
Uh..I find the practice much more important than theory.o:)
 
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Let me take this thread a step back. Ivan, exactly what direction do you want this thread to take? I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I seriously want to know. I'm not afraid to talk about ANYTHING when it comes to sex, although there are quite likely things out there that are new to me. I find in real day to day life that those who offer stories about their experiences are in fact quite inexperienced. I don't mind talking, but I'd prefer to be asked.

Oh, threads tend to take on a life of their own, which is fine, so I didn't have a set idea of where this would go, but I was wondering what most influences your ideas and attitude about sex, what you see influencing others, and where you think technology and the age of information will take us, sexually.
 
  • #35
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Let's face it, physics fans just aren't having enough sex to talk about it :D. Natural selection will rule physicists out :p
 
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Let's face it, physics fans just aren't having enough sex to talk about it :D. Natural selection will rule physicists out :p


Ok this is EXACTLY what I was referring to. Those who have it the least talk about it the most. It really depends on the person though and their maturity level.
 
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What do you feel the expectations of friends and family might be?

When I was a teenager [nearing the end of the sexual revolution of the sixties], it was all but a requirement the either have sex or to say that you did. With the advent of the pill, it was a virtual free-for-all as compared to previous generations. Also, I was a walking hormone, so I tried to have as much as much sex as possible. :biggrin: Later, however, I found that sex became less important if I wasn't in a serious relationship. The one-night stand business ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Also, that's about the time that Herpes first came along, which was the first time that we worried about a disease that a shot wouldn't cure. It changed everything. And then came AIDS... But that's about the time I met my wife Tsu. I have been faithfully married ever since and I have no idea what dating is like these days. If we had a cure or prevention method for herpes and AIDS, would this change things? Would there be a second sexual revolution? Did the first one ever really end?
 
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Would there be a second sexual revolution?

You know there would.
 
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get knowing from first hand...

.. But that's about the time I met my wife Tsu. I have been faithfully married ever since and I have no idea what dating is like these days.
Hmm...Maybe we can arrange an appropriate date for u ?:devil:
 
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I see tehno is a case in point with respect to my contention that society needs to move on... (I don't mean this as an insult because I see he isn't being serious)
 
  • #41
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Averagesupernova said:
Those who have it the least talk about it the most.
Of course I disagree. My idea is that people don't talk if there's nothing to talk about.
 
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Of course I disagree. My idea is that people don't talk if there's nothing to talk about.


Not necessarily. I've never done LSD but I know enough people who have so that if someone described how they were feeling and what they were seeing I'd suggest the were trip'n. However, it would still be obvious to the experienced acid dropper that I had never done it.
 
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Yuk, what load of crap is that? :yuck:
SF has the subtle sense of humour .
 
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Future of Sex; there'll be fetishes that involve the left turn signals on coveted cars. People will want to bath in a barrel of crude and there'll be sex dolls made of paper money.
 
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FYI, it is claimed that table skirts were invented because the sight of the legs might be too suggestive for some men to resist.
 
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FYI, it is claimed that table skirts were invented because the sight of the legs might be too suggestive for some men to resist.

I believe it.

The future of sex depends on a number of factors. Were there to be a complete breakdown of the economic engine that supports European and NorthAmerican lifestyles I think we'd see sexual practises begin to slip back into the control of Victorian values. This is because when people have to work harder to survive they don't want extra burdens such as the conception of children threatening their survival. I think that is what drives most of the restrictive sex policies found in many religions. They were adopted from the practises of nomadic and agricultural cultures alike. These cultures put strict restrictions on sexually stimulating visual displays of body parts in an attempt to stay jealous in-fighting, personal injustices, and over population. Were the grand lifestyle that most westerner's enjoy taken away from them, and they had to scavange and work really hard for their survival I'd say that these sorts of restrictions might return full blown.

It might be that the future of sex involves using sex as a "weapon of social disruption". If you want a society to fall apart just strip it of dignity and diminish individual privacy rights. create more orphans and create a pool of media manipulated, criminal minds with low social or moral values which would normally be instilled by parenting.

Were Racisim to become a social norm the ultimate result would be a future where the only sex permissible would be incest. This is because at some point in the future of a Racist society, no cross-breeding would be allowed.
 
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Future of Sex; there'll be fetishes that involve the left turn signals on coveted cars. People will want to bath in a barrel of crude and there'll be sex dolls made of paper money.


What makes you think such things don't already exist? :wink:
 
  • #49
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I think he was talking from experience :D He must be starting a new trend or something.
 
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He must be starting a new trend or something.

Well, if so, it's not unlikely that he's going to make a lot of money. We live in a time in which absurdity and idiotism are appreciated. :rolleyes:
 

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