My very first guest post by my friend Hellen, @_amimo_ on Instagram. Check out her other amazing works on blisteredsoul.wordpress.com. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Everything I’ve written here is just my opinion on the matter, and is not backed up by any research whatsoever.
I’ve always wanted to write a disclaimer, makes you seem cool, yeah?
Okay, let’s dive right in. Lately, I’ve noticed that people are paying attention to their sexualities and by this I’m referring to sexual orientations. These days, when stalking random strangers on Instagram, (don’t judge, I know you do it too), I can’t help but notice a trend in people’s bios. Some write “sapiosexual” or “demisexual” or “gender fluid”. Others put the rainbow symbol to signify that they belong to the LGBTQ community and I really find all this interesting.(I’ll explain all these abbreviations and terms at the end for those who I may have lost,so please don’t give up).
People are becoming more confident when it comes to identifying themselves with these labels as compared to one or two decades ago. People are becoming very “woke” when it comes to such issues and it is all so fascinating.
The most interesting part to me is how social media has played a major role in this. Especially when it comes to sex itself. Social media has normalized some things that weren’t very normal before this generation. From memes, to twitter threads, you can tell that sex is “changing” and people are exploring more. This is what I mean; The generation before us viewed sex differently and didn’t believe in casual sex as much as this generation does. I mean, these days people speak of sex as if it’s just a handshake or something. Let me not even get started on what people do these days. When you hear some things you’d think that sex is an extreme sport like rock climbing or cliff diving.
( Okay, I feel like I’ve mentioned the word sex too many times, I’ll call it coitus from now on ).Where were we.. uhm.. yeah.. sometimes I get abit scared for the future generation. Who knows what new coitus tricks will be invented? ( haha, coitus sounds too weird, like some Shakespeare shit: “my beloved, wouldst thou engage in coitus with me?” let’s go back to sex). I wonder what will be next on this “sex evolution”. How far are people willing to go for that extra ounce of pleasure?
Well, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!!
LGBTQ~Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer
Gender-fluid~denoting or relating to a person who does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender.
Sapiosexual~A person who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.
Demisexual~ A person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form an emotional connection.
Coitus~ Sexual intercourse 😂 (daah).
Okay, sex education is over, Bye!!