Monday, November 16, 2015

What is sex positivity? & Sex wars by Ann Furgason

Both these articles have different incites and ideas on how sex should be looked upon. "what is sex positivity is about looking at sex as a positive idea. Its part of human nature and used to develop a understanding of gender,"As a broad ideology and world view, sex positivity is simply the idea that all sex, as long as it is healthy and explicitly consensual, is a positive thing. WGAC uses sex positivity within our programming about consent because it allows for a more nuanced understanding of how gender socialization, patriarchy and sexism have an impact on sexual violence" the quote states that's sex is beneficial to understanding ones nature. Compared to the other article self proclaimed anti-pornography feminists who find a home within sex positivity who believe,"
Radical feminists tend to condemn sadomasochism, cruise pornography,prostitution, (promiscuous sex with strangers),adult/child sexual relations,and sexual role playing(e.g.,butch/femme relationships). They reject such practices because of implicit and explicit analyses that tie dominant/sub- ordinate power". I don't quite agree on the topic of discussion in the article. I view it as too extreme to view sex as male dominant if it takes two people to consent to it. Consent gives someone to give the "opportunity to to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive)"  If i had to side with one or the other I would side the sex positivity. Sex is a choice between partners it is a intellectual and meaningful process and shouldn't be descriptive as something negative or be second guessed to why people do it in general. 
What article would you side with and why ?

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