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What Is Sex? | Sex And Pleasure

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By umer aliPublished about a year ago 3 min read
What Is Sex? | Sex And Pleasure
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If we think about what our society says is the primary function of sex, it is definitely a function of the biological drive, but it is not the only function, or even the most important one. Sex has also become a way to express the deeper human emotions. Sexual activity is a way of expressing love. Sex is a way of expressing feelings of attraction toward another person. Sex is a way of giving pleasure.

Like pleasure, sex has a wide range of other important aspects. Sex can be used to convey our feelings of closeness. It can be used to express or act upon a desire, to explore our sexual side, or to establish or maintain a relationship. The term “homosexual” comes from the Greek “homos,” which means “same.” For millennia, all people have sought to “match” themselves with someone of the same sex, and sexuality has been part of human existence for thousands of years. With the advent of HIV and AIDS, the importance of sex and sexuality became even more vital.

At the same time, some people have lost faith in sexuality as a whole. Most of us grew up in a sexually repressed society. Sex was shameful, as it is today. Though there were positive aspects of a more conservative sexual culture, there were also many negatives, including the “promiscuity” ethic, the use of condoms as a contraceptive, and many other things. By the time we reached the 1960s, most people no longer valued sexuality as something positive. Sexuality had become something used as a justification for some of the most awful practices of our time. Among many other things, these include prostitution, pornography, promiscuity, child pornography, rape, forced prostitution, sadomasochism, sexual harassment, the pornography industry, and abortion.

The 1990s and 2000s have witnessed a change in our society’s attitude toward sex and sexuality. Many people are concerned with the protection of children from sexual abuse, and many people have begun to look at sexuality in a more positive way.

What is Sex?...

Here is the definition of sex from Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: a longstanding of a relationship of a man and a woman to participate intimately in sexual intercourse. In other words, sex is the things that happen while two people are having sex. For a man to have sex with a woman, a part of his body (i.e., the penis) has to be involved, and for a woman to have sex with a man, her body has to be involved.

Obviously, the two are a biological necessity, but the terminology is interesting. Our word sex literally means “union,” and it suggests that sex is, at its essence, a union, or joining, between a male and a female. But sex is much more than that. Our terms, “man” and “woman,” are not essential to sex. Sex is a holistic state, encompassing all of the parts that make up the relationships we have with one another—for example, parents and children, spouses and partners, children and grandchildren, and even pets and other animals. In fact, there are different types of sex, depending on the context, and they may include heterosexual intercourse, homosexual intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, sex with or without a condom, and sexual activity with others.

Sex can also be a word that is meant to evoke carnal thoughts, and that in fact makes sex seem like something dirty. However, people understand the word sex to mean other things. If people use the word sex in a pejorative way, it suggests that one has engaged in a personal attack, a form of aggression. Some people will tell you that what they are calling “sex” is not the real thing at all, but rather an act designed to achieve gratification. Other people use the word sex in a positive sense.

The whole purpose of sex is that it gives a human being pleasure, not just the physical part, but also the emotional, the mental, and the spiritual. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about sex, because our society tends to focus on the physical and to forget about the other aspects of the human experience.

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