Nudity, Eroticism, Commercial Beauty Myth Exploitation and Porn

Every day, the world produces thousands of new sexual images – where are we going with all this? One answer could be that the part of us that is driven to reproduce is adapting well to the digital spectrum and all our technological wonders. Our obsession with all things sexual is programmed into our very DNA. We like to look at nudey pictures, not because we find them profoundly beautiful but because we are turned on by them; especially when we are young adults. Human evolution is, along with all other species on the planet, powered by the sexual urge; without it we would wither and die.

Nudity, eroticism, commercial beauty myth exploitation and porn are all aspects of our chemically induced desire to reproduce. Love likewise, or at least the lustful side of eros, is at its core the symptomatic response to this chemical brew within us all. If we were all sexually euthenised, as the Christian church has long wanted humanity to be, humankind would fade from view. All those moralising do-gooders who would like to button up the flies of the world would cause our extinction if successful. Video sex flickers in the face of this minority, as does the huge Internet porn industry.

It is commerce that has defeated religion when it comes to sexual freedoms in the west. Religions wish to control the behaviours of its adherents, as seen in Islamic theocracies, and how it was in our Christian controlled western past. Religions would like to police your bedroom activities and hold you accountable for any perversities they would judge you to have committed, according to laws set down in the Bronze Age some three thousand years ago. Sexual behaviour is a natural manifestation of our programmed need to reproduce; you do not need a priest in the bedroom with you.

If parents shared positive examples of the love they have for each other with their children. And, by this I mean not hiding their affection for each other and openly making sexuality a part of their lives, then things like pornography would not hold their children in such thrall. Religions have condemned sexuality to live behind closed bedroom doors in the lives of many people. Inquisitive children will seek out information where they can and as they grow up they are compelled to do so by their hormones. If you want your kids to have a real sense of what sexuality is all about don’t hide your own sexuality from them.