The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, underwritten by condom manufacturer Trojan, is making news all over the internets and morning television shows.
Lauer and the rest of the Today Show crew are surprised…shocked even…by the results!
What’s so shocking?
Not all that much…except for the fact that Americans seem to be more open when it comes to talking about sex.
Oh yeah…results found that Americans are taking part in a veritable “smorgasbord” of sex.
And teens aren’t taking part in as much sexting as parents who consume too much Good Morning America have been led to believe.
Oh, oh…and we masturbate and experiment with a variety of positions and have same-sex relationships…and sometimes sex is just sex, regardless of who the partner is.
No shit, one more time!
Here’s what I really like about the report – it acknowledges that results are influenced by our increased openness and honesty in discussing sex.
Horray for honesty!
Hooray for sex!
Americans, on a whole, have struggled to publicly embrace a positive view of sex…and a lot of folks have been closeted about all manner of things. This national inability to keep it real has influenced other people to not keep it real ‘cause they were thinking that they were the only person ON EARTH masturbating during their lunch hour.
As a result, when some State Rep. takes to the floor and goes on and on about how masturbation leads straight to after school orgies or how sex toys are an attack on traditional man-on-woman sanctified marriage…mercy…far too many of that Reps colleagues look around and say nothing because they’re not sure if they are the only person who is pretty damn sure a vibrator and some role playing added new life to their marriage.
So, this bitch is thrilled to see a study about sex that shows folks being more honest about sex.
I sincerely hope this leads to more folks supporting programs that promote sex positivitude throughout a person’s life…and comprehensive sex education for our youth, so that they can start out life positive and empowered, rather than conditioned to pretend they’ve never ever EVAH touched themselves “down there”.