Not, mind you, that this meant that women’s sexuality was embraced or approved of.
The madonna/whore dichotomy was well and truly in place early on.
They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!
However sooner or later, the vulnerable hearts receive requests that will ultimately lead to financial losses and heartbreak.
In Ovid’s of women’s sexual pleasure in order to ensure conception…
the female orgasm was considered to be as important, if not more so, than the man’s.
One of the ongoing complaints I see amongst my readers and in society in general is sex. It’s led men to drink, drugs and dodgy sub-reddits. Today, I’m going to do something that nobody else has done: I’m going to give you the secret to getting ((So many jokes…)). No “free-sample-now-pay-for-the-rest.” No dodgy links. Women – and society – have been taught that sex is a trait; men are satyrs who can barely control themselves while women are tasked with having to guard not only their own virtue but regulate men’s sexuality as well, because Lord knows men can’t, bless their hearts.
Whether it’s a case of chasing after numbers, finding a no-strings-attached hook-up , a lack of nookie in a committed relationship or even just managing to lose one’s virginity, it often seems like sexual fulfillment is something that happens to It’s a constant source of frustration, angst, even self-harm in men. In fact, the dominant narrative for the last two hundred years has been that women are inherently the “purer” sex, the ones who are biologically inclined to monogamy, who are the less lustful of the species.
And many of them have written and spoken about it quite eloquently – see below for links. The Dalai Lama could not sustain a vegetarian diet. It was getting to where there was literally nothing I could eat. Fearful that anything I might eat would trigger a skin breakout within hours. A few weeks before I ended my vegan diet, a man dropped dead of a heart attack right in front of my apartment building on my street in San Francisco.In fact, until relatively recently, female sexuality was an oxymoron.The idea that women even wanted sex was a heretical thought. In fact, in the western Classical Age, women’s sexuality was considered to be in many ways superior to men’s.Much of what we assume to be the accepted wisdom regarding relationships is based around intellectual fallacies and cultural assumptions with no actual fact behind them.In fact, many of these cultural biases end up coloring the study of relationships and human sexuality, letting confirmation bias and naturalistic fallacies distort scientific inquiry.