Few things in our society cause as much arousal as sex. Sex is one of the most fundamental human activities, but God forbid it if we do it too much, too little, with a black person, with a member of the same sex, by ourselves or with more than one other person. However, as you can see with the above statement, our views on sex are in a constant state of change: it’s no longer a big deal to have, for example, interracial sex or gay sex, and Sex and the City made it a-okay for women to masturbate, which is remarkable considering how even forty years ago, the female orgasm was seen as a lie.
Tides have turned since then, and any man that claims that the female orgasm does not exist does it at the peril of his own mockery. In fact, nowadays, it’s seen as a medical problem if women cannot achieve orgasm and some are concerned that the medical-pharmaceutical industry is taking advantage of this to their own ends. Is the medical community following the suit of the music, publishing, gaming, broadcasting, movie, and advertising industry to capitalize upon sex? (On a side note, here is an interesting Cracked article on how porn has shaped the modern world:Â http://www.cracked.com/article_18888_5-ways-porn-created-modern-world.html).
TheÂ New View CampaignÂ is a New York based grassroots campaign that exposes the ways by which pharmaceutical companies oversimplify and exploit messages about sexuality in order to sell drugs. While certainly not all medical research is biased, they believe that biased research indeed exists and is more widespread than currently believed. According to them, “sexual problems are complicated, sexuality is diverse, and no drug is without side effects.” Sexuality is a very complex matter that is related to many aspects of life, and some in the medical community are trying to simplify it into a problem that a few pills can fix. What is your take on this issue? Feel Free to comment in the section below!
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