Taboos or Just Sexual Preferences? 5 Sexual “Taboos” that Are Perfectly Normal
Surprisingly, specific sexual preferences are still treated like taboos in this age and time. People still becoming social pariahs for sexual expressions others don’t agree with is quite baffling. Even more so, considering it’s the year 2022!
The culture of shame around sexual liberalism and owning one’s sexual preferences and fetish has to stop. Sexual expression should remain without limitations or anyone telling others what to do, barring sexual abuse or rape- if it’s consensual, it is acceptable.
Sexual guilt over the acts considered outside socially accepted ones has caged people into boxes. It leads to bottled-up desires and, consequently, sexual frustration.
I am here to tell you that there are no taboos about sex!
Some sexual preferences have been stigmatized over the years, including but not limited to:
1. Anal Sex
It is a particularly surprising stigma, considering the number of people who engage in it from objective data and how enjoyable it has been described. The squeamish around it is often linked to the perception of anal as painful, dirty, slutty, or pretentious. Nothing could be farther from the truth, though.
A considerable portion of this misconception is driven by people who have never even tried anal sex. The general opinion, across all genders amongst those who practice it, is that of an immensely pleasurable activity.
Another group of people vehemently against anal are those who have had bad experiences with it. Some were coerced into butt play by a manipulative partner – and subsequently associated the act with abuse. Others did it wrong and are sworn off butt play. Practice anal sex safely and hygienically. Reading up on it or talking to more experienced people about it is essential to avoid the pitfalls.
Why then do a few conservatives who never even bothered to explore their sexual lives get to decide what should be acceptable or not?
If you enjoy butt play and are down for it, then go ahead and engage in it without any burden of guilt!
2. Casual Sex
The world has normalized and legalized the one-partner dynamics. While some people are happy being monogamous by nature, others derive absolute pleasure in having multiple partners. There should be room for everyone to express themselves unashamedly at any point in time.
Polyamorous people have been unfairly judged. Except you are in a committed relationship or promised exclusivity to a particular partner-if hooking up with multiple people is your cup of tea. Go for it.
There is no one-size-cap-fits-all approach to sexual satisfaction. Do you! Ensure you stay safe while at it, though.
3. Period Sex
This one is bizarre; menstruating is a regular monthly occurrence. The level of period squeamish and ignorance is baffling.
As a person who menstruates, you must get comfortable with your period. Get rid of any thinking that makes you feel less desirable while on your period. Some People have reported feeling a lot hornier while on their period, and others would rather not have sexual intercourse while menstruating. There is nothing innately wrong with the act itself.
One will wonder – how is something so rapturously good even associated with taboos. Traditionally, orgasms have been associated with penis-vaginal sex, and anything outside this convention is taboo.
Newsflash-there are millions of people who orgasm in other ways! The chances that just penetrative sex gets a person to orgasm are slim. So, come out of the shadows and expressively let your partner know what rocks your boat. Sexual satisfaction should not be sacrificed on the altar of shame!
One way to completely understand what turns you on and get comfortable with it is masturbation. Another way is open conversations with a non-judgmental partner.
5. Body Hair Taboo
Body hairs are a natural occurrence. If you prefer to have hair down there, you shouldn’t be made to feel like a weirdo for that. It is even safer to have hairs down there as a barrier against infections.
That is beside the point: if you don’t want to be clean-shaven to feel sexy, you don’t have to.
Societal norms rather than valid concerns are why some things are stratified as taboos. Over time, we tend to internalise these ideas. It can harm our sexual lives. We must rid ourselves of such restrictive ideas and explore our sexual preferences.
Talking about sexual taboos you feel guilty about, including those not on this list, is beneficial. Getting people within your circle for this can be challenging for obvious reasons. There are girls on cam willing and available to discuss and even engage in some of them with you