There are scientific reasons why mankind has become hypersexual. Better healthcare and nutrition means people becoming more sexually active earlier. Animals even those as advanced as human beings will always have the urge to procreate more often and continue the species if the conditions are right.
But culture has a lot to do with it too and by this I’m primarily talking about America.
Teenagers in America are bombarded with sexual images from now lesser offenders television and advertising to the porn of the Internet. The exposure to the latter depends on the supervision of parents but that’s increasingly harder in this online society.
I should say before I continue that I support sex education in the schools. The correct biological information should be given to everyone but it should be removed from advocacy. Just as abstinence based education has shown to be a complete failure and there is no place for religious dogma in public schools much less sexual education classes , the same is true about encouraging teenagers to have sex.
No one is doing that you say?
Allow me to tell you a story about Planned Parenthood. When I was a teenager I had a female friend who viewed me as a confidant. She was quite attractive and dated a lot and revealed to me that she had recently consulted Planned Parenthood as she was considering beginning a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Like a lot of teenagers, she did not have strong beliefs on this matter other than a general fear of sex as something unknown and/or something frowned upon by society.
What she told me was Planned Parenthood had not only provided her with all sorts of birth control but had told her that sex was natural and something she should do.
It seems wrong to me that an outside organization like Planned Parenthood should be allowed to give advice like that to underage children. This is not about abortion. I am pro choice basically and I am aware that abortion is a relatively small part of what Planned Parenthood does. I am more concerned with this.
If I had a son or a daughter, they would hopefully in an ideal world come to me if they had questions on sexual matters. I would not shame them but my counsel would be to put off sex at least until they were done with school and in their 20’s. That may seem terribly old fashioned but studies have shown that those who have sex at an earlier age are more likely to be promiscuous and less stable in their future romantic relationships. Most teenagers are not mentally capable of properly processing a sexual relationship which is why divorce and rape and a whole host of other ills related to the interaction between the sexes are rampant in the West.
You see Planned Parenthood was started by Margret Sanger whose goal (an admirable one) was to provide birth control to poor women. She is a villain for conservatives who point at her affiliation with the Klu Klux Klan and belief in eugenics and keeping the population of African Americans and immigrants down as well as sterilization and abortion. Sanger also believed in open marriage and was a bit open sexually even by today’s standards.
That’s all well and good but today’s problem is not so much sexual repression but the opposite – kids exposed to too much too soon. The internet makes porn part of every kid’s rite of passage (which is not healthy) and in every way kids are encouraged to dress and act like adults.
In the end, adults should make their own decisions about sex, when to have it, who to have it with but young people especially are prone to pressure in this way and the need adults they feel comfortable talking to. Families are best or professionals (counsellors) who deal with children but not outside organizations trying to foist their perverse values on people.
Planned Parenthood feeds the immoral decadence of Western culture, a dying corrupt empire.
Planned Parenthood, leave those kids alone!