It's 2020, why is sex still taboo?

Jul 17, 2020
Written by
Lahnee Pavlovich
Photographed by
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ex is a big part of life, and arguably, one of the most important aspects of any intimate relationship (including the one you have with yourself!). 

Sex is sacred. It excites us, connects us, unites us with our primal self. Sex opens people’s minds, lets us experience pleasure, explore our limits, our boundaries, it even helps us find ourselves. Sex is a special thing and yet… it is still so taboo. Someone drops the S bomb in conversation and shit still gets awkward.

You know what else is taboo? Self-sexuality. The idea of a woman being comfortable in her own skin. The idea of a woman embracing her sexuality and being able to ask for what she wants, speak up, communicate and go after what gets her blood pumping. It’s 2020 and yet it is still taboo for a woman to take her own pleasure into her own hands and learn to empower herself through touch and play, self-exploration, self-pleasure.

But did you know that sensual touching actually releases a powerful sex hormone called oxytocin, which increases your creative energy. Imagine that, self-pleasure leading to a more turned on life! Sounds good, right?
But, the lack of open communication around sex and self-pleasure has created a real conflict for women. And rather than openly embracing their sexuality, they struggle with balancing the image of the virginal perfect lady vs the sexual deviant. Slut shaming, and judgement has made it pretty difficult for women to feel safe in fully expressing themselves. 

Well, I think it’s time to change that. 

It is time to stand together, break this taboo and embrace our sexuality once and for all; one steamy self-pleasure session at a time, one sexy piece of lingerie at a time, one slow dance in the mirror at a time, one conversation at a time. 

It is time to bring sexy back ladies! 

~ Lahnee Pavlovich (@lahneeland)

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