There is no use denying it, sex is everywhere in this world. And rest assured, sexy scantily clad ladies (or men) are not the only way it manifests.. It’s as natural as eating, breathing, and crapping, it’s basic, but also raw and deep. All of nature revolves around it. Without it, no life would exist. Sexuality is a major fixation of the human mind. It’s the reason why we can find sexual meaning in almost anything, and I do mean anything. It’s the reason sex appears so often in society. It’s even in spirituality, myth, and religion. Sex is universally prevalent and present.
Sex has always been everywhere long before we in modern times started complaining about sex being everywhere, it’s as old as life itself. Our ancestors recognized this, along with its importance to life, and the spiritual power, importance, and presence of sexuality. All over the world, spiritual culture recognizes there is magical force to be found in sexuality, and they sense a creative or energetic force associated with sexuality.
The pagans knew about the universal presence of sex, and recognized it as a very potent force of life and a force for good. There are many deities associated with fertility, sex, and the power of sexuality, through which the pagans worshiped these things and the force associated with it and still do.
But it wasn’t just through deities. People in the past worshiped or venerated sacred objects meant to resemble a phallus, as well as objects resembling vaginas. First, the phallic objects. Here’s some examples: The Egyptians and other cultures had the obelisk as a symbol of both male sexual power and the sun. In Europe, various phallic stones are constructed as symbols of the phallus, including the Tara stone in Ireland, which is used in rituals designed to crown future kings. In India, the lingam represents not just the phallus, but the divine phallus of Shiva. In Japan, phallic objects fully resembling erect phalluses are used as sacred objects in Shinto festivals of fertility. In Bhutan, the rod of a guru named Drukpa Kunley is honoured, especially in wall paintings, and in Tibet and Bhutan, the phallus was important to the Bön religion. In West African religion, the phallus could be a sacred object or fetish.
Then we have the yoni, an Indian object representing of not just the female sexual organ, but that of Shakti, the goddess who is paired with Shiva. There other yonic objects as well. The ankh is often associated with the female part, as well as caves.
Our ancestors also held festivals to celebrate fertility, and by extension life and sexuality. They celebrated and valued sex and fertility frequently, and we still do this in certain ways. Mostly covert, but sometimes blatant.
So omnipresent was sexuality as a theme in culture, mythology, life, society, religion, and spirituality, that even today, sex is truly everywhere. The only difference is that our society, between the Christian and the modern age, is afraid of this for some bizarre reason, and, at least in public, is still wary of sex, almost as though they think sex is bad. Some in the modern age uselessly complain about the presence of sexuality in our society and our world.
The reason for this is Christianity’s influence over mankind. Christianity demonized sex, the force and power of sexuality, fertility, and our animal sides, and tried to deny the prevalence of sex in our world. Granted, Christianity was not the only ascetic religion. Minus Abrahamism in general, you have Buddhism (for the most part), the ancient Roman religion (believe it or not), Orphism, and some branches of Hinduism. But Christianity had the most influence over the world, if mainly through the Western world. Because of Christianity’s influence, we began to fear sexuality and tried to hide from it, and this ignorance and fear has been a major disservice to humanity.
The idea that sex was bad naturally seeped into Victorian prudishness, and even modern criticism of the so-called “sexualization” of society. In modern times, Western society is at a self-contradictory position when it comes to sexuality. On the one hand, we think sex is bad or something to be feared or treated with caution. On the other hand, we also seem to embrace sexuality, be it in the form of porn or other ways of subtle expression of sex, and are willing to talk about sex. The right thing to do is to end this self-contradiction by over-turning all the Christian brainwashing with regards to sex.
That’s not to say we shouldn’t be wary of any dangers associated with sex. Just that we should do away with the Christian lie that sex is bad, say good riddance to it, and dance brutally on its grave. Hell, in a prudish society we weren’t allowed to even talk about sex in a frank or mature manner, so you wouldn’t be able to talk about sexual diseases. This is true of the West in certain shades, India, and I suspect conservative Middle Eastern countries as well.
It does seem that Western society is becoming more liberal and progressively breaking away from Christian brainwashing about sex (we’re also becoming more open about homosexual and bisexual relations too, not just heterosexuality), and I think society is or may be close to reawakening themselves to the prevalence of sexuality, its beauty, power, and importance. That is, assuming some whiny prudes don’t ruin it all. But there is still some work to be done, and Christianity still holds some influence in Western society, though with the presence of sexuality in Western society, it just seems that Christianity exists only to create hypocrisy.
In closing, as I said before on this same post, sex is everywhere, and it’s time we stopped being afraid of it.