If you came here looking for my take on sexuality in the U.S.

Then you’ll be disappointed to learn I pulled the post down. It was in reference to a couple who taught their kids about sex by demonstrating it. I found that just slightly amusing because of this:

Now my thoughts on sex and sexuality in the U.S. We’re one of the more repressed societies out there. It’s probably due to the Puritan ethic at the founding of this country and the ludicrous religiosity of a good chunk of the citizens of the U.S. 

We’re all human and we all have the same hormones running through our bodies, some more or less than other of course. It’s all part of the genetic lottery. 

And so long as it occurs behind closed doors I really don’t have issue with what you do in your bedroom or even your home for that matter. 

And keep in mind, the U.S. might be repressed but there are interesting statistics coming out recently. The first is that the region with the  biggest consumption  of porn in the U.S. – it’s the south. All that Bible Belt morality falls to the wayside in the confines of ones home. Plus there’s the divorce conundrum; divorce is more prevalent in the south.

I could propose a theory on the divorce issue. In the south you also have what I term the honor society. Not in the good way of course, but that honor means you marry the girl you knocked up even though you’re 17 and have next to nothing. Big old stressor there so the high divorce rate isn’t too big of a surprise. 

And in the U.S. we actually censor movies. It’s not overt – but any movie with nudity is almost always women in full frontal, rarely men. Big double standard there. And then there are the ridiculous FCC rules over broadcast television. From the seven words you can’t say on TV or Radio to the Nippelgate incident. The latter of which did spawn the creation of YouTube. But back to the FCC – they use a thing called community standards. It’s supposed to be representative of the area you live in but it’s never been that. And groups like the Parents Television Council have learned how to game the system in their favor. That needs to change post haste! 

But there’s hope that as the net penetration in the U.S. increases so does the opportunity to learn about people that may not hold the same beliefs and values that you do. And over time, if rates of nones on religious surveys hold true, most of the U.S. will be faithless. Good. That’s one of the biggest issues right there – millennials run about 30% non-believers. And in certain regions of the U.S. like for example the Northeastern U.S. we non-believers are a good quarter of the general population. 

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