When society has moved in the direction of Moral Relativism, Sexual Promiscuity is subjective and can only be defined by a personal view. It is often been claimed that the United States is sexually inhibited when contrasted with other societies. Even to the point of being called prudish. However, the United States culture is rapidly moving in a direction of “tolerance and acceptance” of expanding forms of sexuality. But, does a society dictate how we establish a healthy view of Sex inside the context of a family?
Parents and Caregivers, may or may not choose to discuss, let alone be aware of the diverse thoughts, opinions and actions as it relates to sexuality outside of the home.
Sure, parents can set the trajectory in the home based upon the language they use, selection of media they consume and levels of personal privacy/modesty within the home. But what happens when a contradiction occurs within the leadership of the home. Is it, “Do as I say, not as I do?” Also, does a child have free reign in the house or out of the house to explore sexuality?
Subject to your own socialization and environmental influence forms your views on sexual reverence or sexual conquest. Adhering to the ideology of not being judgmental, the objective is to provide thought provoking observations to assist parents and caregivers in managing expectations based upon involvement/participation.
Recently, I was engaged in a discussion related to a rather nasty event in Florida involving minor children, with hyper sexual activity. Respectfully aware that people have different opinions on if the event was good or bad, or just part of a child’s sexual inquisitiveness. I shared this story, along with some other similar stories on a few social media platforms. As anticipated, the response met with those speaking to the possible problems, trauma, permanence of the activity. The feedback also came in the form of, why are you so uptight.
For me, it is not about being “uptight”, it is about being aware of what is happening in the world and how my family is part of that world. It is about taking this awareness and processing, should I do something, or not worry about it.
Regardless of the decision I make in relationship to my family, the message is to assist others in examining their own decisions. Are you aware, do you do something, or just figure it out as it happens?