Sex positivity is the idea that we should embrace and celebrate consensual sexual expression and exploration without shame or stigma. It's all about embracing the idea that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of being human. In this article, we'll explore what sex positivity is and why it's important.
What is Sex Positivity?
Sex positivity advocates for the normalisation and celebration of consensual sexual expression and exploration. It recognises that sexual desires, preferences, and identities are diverse and complex and that there is no one right way to be sexual. Sex Positivity emphasises the importance of sex education, communication, and consent in order to promote healthy and fulfilling relationships.
It's a positive and judgement-free attitude towards all things sexual. The idea that sex is pleasure-based and not just for procreation. Sex positivity doesn't demonise sex in any way or attempt to make anyone feel guilty for their
urges and desires.
Sex positivity also acknowledges the social and cultural factors that can contribute to sexual shame and stigma, such as sexism, homophobia, transphobia and racism, and seeks to challenge and dismantle these oppressive systems. It aims to create a world where people can feel free to express their sexual desires and identities without fear of judgment or discrimination.
A sex positive person constantly works on destigmatising and changing any areas of their sexuality that society has taught them to shame - no yucking someone else's yum just because it's not something you enjoy!
What Sex Positivity isn't
Being sex positive doesn't mean you're kinky AF (although you can be) - you can never have had sex and be sex positive! It doesn't mean you push sex on everyone. Being sex positive is respecting and understanding every bodies preferences. Whether it's abstaining or swinging, it's respecting how we are all different humans with different preferences, and that is okay.
Why is Sex Positivity Important?
Sex positivity is important because it challenges and transforms the negative attitudes and beliefs surrounding sexuality. It helps to create a culture of acceptance, respect, and celebration of diverse sexual experiences and identities.
By promoting sex positivity, we can reduce the shame, guilt, and judgment that can come with sexual expression and exploration. We can also create a world where people feel free to express their sexual desires and identities without fear of discrimination or persecution.
Message from Evie (Founder of Cliterally The Best)
I want you to know that although I bang on about sex online A LOT, it doesn't mean you SHOULD be doing these things and if you don't that you're not 'liberated' - it's that, if you do enjoy sex, that's natural and you are deserving of these experiences regardless of who you are!💜