The conversation today focused on very physical aspects of sex and pleasure. In thinking about how we will teach our friends or children about sex, I wanted to add that, for some, there can be an emotional aspect to the act as well. It is important to acknowledge that while some individuals may desire and crave casual hook-ups for sexual pleasure, it may not be for everyone, aside from whether or not they can articulate their sexual preferences throughout the experience.
Basically, I thought it was important to highlight that sex doesn’t have to be something everyone is doing, in a diverse way, with whatever gender, in whatever position any participant chooses. And this view does not have to rely on promoting the same ‘virgin’ qualities that society projects onto women either. Sex can exist beyond a spectrum of physical pleasure. How can we articulate that to other generations as part of our discussions about sex?