Is Sex Really just another Bodily Function?

I eat, I breathe, I laugh, I cry, I pee; all bodily functions and reactions.

Is sex not just another bodily function?

Why has sex become sacred? Along with peeing and pooing, of course because they involve sex organs.

I read this article in The Guardian:

Does sex have to be ‘sacred’ to be meaningful?

The headmaster of Wellington College has criticised young people’s attitudes to sex, calling it a ‘sacred act’. Do you agree?

Anthony Seldon claimed the fact that young people could now have sex ‘with impunity’ was devaluing it. Photograph: Getty

Is sex being transformed into just the “latest teenage app” by the increased availability of contraceptive implants and injections? Yes, according to Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College, who said so on the Today programme. Seldon claimed the fact that young people could now have sex “with impunity” was devaluing it. “It is the most sacred act that two human beings can have together,” he said. “Anything that trivilialises it or makes people think that this is just like shopping … is very emotionally damaging.”

Sex can be many things, depending on your perspective. Something functional, something fun, something sinful or something holy. Does it make any sense to try to define what sex “should” be? What form might “sacred” sex, of the kind Seldon describes, take? Can it ever come from casual encounters? Does a prescriptive take on sex do more harm than good?”


And that set me to thinking, why?

We’ve trivialised eating by eating junk food.

Why is sex put on this bloody great pedestal?

Sex is, has always been, a bit like shopping. Think about how one goes about finding a marriage partner; really, isn’t that just a bit like shopping?

I don’t find anything sinful in sex, nor do I find it holy nor sacred. Sex is fun, something to be enjoyed. The whole taboo about sex I find rather boring and puritan.

Why bother defining sex?

We hide our sex organs shamefully, dogs don’t, nor do they care about who their audience is when consummating their brief relationship.

We don’t curtail any other bodily function whilst awaiting a suitable partner. We are already a socially constipated species without adding physical constipation as well.

People like Anthony Sheldon and his ilk are the harbingers of so many of our social problems. I would suggest that if the mystery and taboo of sex were removed, we might just have a healthier society.

We’re too stuck up!


8 thoughts on “Is Sex Really just another Bodily Function?

  1. bigsexie01 says:

    Reblogged this on The Adult ToysRUs and commented:
    We all define sex differently in different situations and different times in our lives. I believe many people have in the past defined sex as something sacred because back in the day, women were ostracized for fornicating. Now a days, sex has become a way of life. We all have some form of sex, whether it be with a partner or on our own. I also believe that sex is a sacred act in the way, that when you find that one person you choose to be with, the act should be shared with that person only.

  2. Very Bold post in fact! The whole act is and was for procreation initially, and those were made as strict rules to not transmit any sexual disease and maintain harmony in life. Well now-a-days, although there are social taboo about it, it nails down to individual perspective and we still go by the rules that are set some hundreds or thousands of years back by our ancestors.

    • >HP, thanks, I do like to stir hings along a bit. Some try to be individuals about the whole affair, but then get hammered by the clergy and that causes social disharmony. The clergy should stay in church and out of our bedrooms and let the world progress.

      Thanks for the Likes on many posts, appreciated.


  3. Alex Jones says:

    Sex is so weighed down with morality it is no wonder people get mental complexes about it.

  4. Lucette says:

    The way I have sex with a man is an expression of my desire and love for him – it is not a bodily function that I do with anyone. I can’t even get aroused with just anyone – why is everyone so afraid to recognize this special experience and trivialize it, what a waste. Like eating junk food,quick sex doesn’t really hit the spot, is not sustaining or joyful – why bother, sex without joy is not worth taking your clothes off for.

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