Sit down ladies, I’m about to bestow upon you the secret to universal happiness.
No, not that kind of naked. I mean, I’m still keeping my cami on. I’m talking about the other kind of naked: Naked of condoms and pills and other pesky forms of contraception.
Now, pipe down feminism. You and your sexual revolution have done quite enough. Here we were, trying to have relationships and be happy, and you busted in with your need to cock-block our good time with your artificial birth control, killing our sexual buzz. And what do you have to show for yourself? We still have divorce and abortions and rape and porn and disease.
We’ve been doing it wrong. We should be living in a world with great sex, free from the fear of disease or abuse, where as women, our bodies are worshiped and respected for the sex vessels they are. The only way to do that is to bring sex back where it belongs: in a contraception-free marriage.
The uber-hip folks over at 1flesh have it all worked out.
They’ve put together a revolution of sorts, to spread the good word about the evils of contraception and its horrific effects on intercourse. The way it’s been pushed on us by drug corporations and Planned Parenthood and our parents with false promises of safety and happiness.
I know what you’re wondering: how does birth control free sex differ from protected sex? Tons of ways: it’s way funner, it feels way awesomer, and the pill just makes girls not as interested in sex and getting their jollies from reading erotic fiction.
Or, shouldn’t we be encouraging teens and young adults to use birth control? Nope, they shouldn’t be having sex until marriage(!), so this really shouldn’t be an issue.
Or, unprotected marital sex, doesn’t that feel like sex is used solely for procreation? No, there are other ways to prevent pregnancy, like natural family planning. I mean, it’s free and probably way more effective than the pill, and checking your cervical fluid is way more ticklish than a lame IUD!
I mean, what could be so bad about an organization that uses hipster speak and has a tumblr?
Listen, I’m not here to debate abstinence, the state of marriage, or what you or your kid or your sister or aunt put into their bodies.
I’m here to say these movements scare me. Making safe sex akin to opting for pink slime over range and hormone free beef is a problem (yay, buzz words!). Taking away options is a problem. Basing the success of your marriage solely on mind-blowing sex is a problem, and frankly, setting you up for disappointment.
Their goal is destructive on multiple levels, and as a woman, I find their attempt to disguise this message with the promise of respect and sexuality…insulting.
I find empowerment in a woman’s right to make informed choices about their bodies and their relationships, and that includes being informed about their options and the effects of their birth control.
Now that’s a movement I find infinitely sexy.
image courtesy 1flesh