ask any teen,
and "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe it.
Ideally a deep and intimate expression of love between two people, sex often becomes everybody's business when religion, politics, and a general sense of what's right and what's wrong with sex overrides the basic animal urge.
Birds do it, bees do it
Throughout the animal kingdom, the basic instinct to procreate rules sexual behavior in conjunction with the seasons and cycles of nature.
Simple? Not exactly. The animal kingdom has its own complex societal groups, with battles for supremacy as foretold in Darwin's theory. The female sex will always choose the flashiest, strongest, or best
provider among their choicest of mates. As a result, epic clashes are sometimes fought among the males, and not only for food and shelter, but to determine whose genes will influence forever the prosperity of the species down the line.
Sex and human society
Especially when it comes to sexual coupling, a longing for "good, better, best" is still felt in a strong longing for healthy kids, food, shelter, and other creature comforts. Given that the human animal hasn't strayed too far from their primal cousins, the controversy begins when human sexuality is mixed with a healthy dose of traditional morality, sprinkled liberally with centuries old religious
teachings, and complicated by government laws and medical establishment warnings (along with vagaries of the heart and mysteries of the human brain). It becomes quickly evident how hot a hot button issue sex can become.
Today, as science and the medical community help to unlock the chemical wiring of sexual preference, even trans-gendered people have been given the opportunity to tell their stories
on afternoon talk shows.
After the 60's sexual revolution, it's easier to legislate sex
education in the classroom, but the thornier issue of
pregnancy, for example, continues to evade stricter regulation.
Still more difficult is the attempt to infuse moral religious
teaching into law, especially when it involves governing the
sexual practices of consenting adults, or even teens who choose
to become sexually active at an early age.
attention to a more mainstream sexual revolution this century, the introduction
of erectile dysfunction
medications now also holds the promise of prolonged sexual activity among couples
until well into middle age, and beyond.
where is sex going?
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