You’ve probably never even thought about it. What impact does this culture have on your sex life?
It may surprise you to learn that the answer is quite a bit.
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Our culture provides much of the context for the way we understand the world – such as how we perceive and interpret our experiences, and the expectations we hold for ourselves and others. Our culture influences whether we think insects are good eatin’, if we think going topless in public is appropriate, and whether or not sexual monogamy is reasonable.
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Culture is, of course, not the only influence on these variables, but it is nonetheless a significant one. As a result, you might find it interesting to determine exactly how Western culture impacts who you are as a sexual being. The problem is that Western culture endorses myths about human sexuality which many men and women buy hook, line and sinker. People then become critical of themselves and their lovers when they don’t live up to our cultural folklore.
Today we will examine one such myth: Young women are the more sexual than older women.
We are brainwashed with advertising indicating that it’s the women in their late teens and early twenties who are the true sexual dynamos. But if you stop and think about it, nothing could be further than the truth. The fact is that we have confused fertility with sexual passion and prowess.