Jan 15 2013
So this article from the Toronto Star is filed under “spectactularly depressing.” Yes, that’s right: my alma mater, University of Toronto (wonder why I don’t donate?) is hosting an “epic sex adventure” where students can come and experience “sex positivity.” Here’s a quote:
The event begins in the daytime, and organizers are asking students to keep their clothes on until 7 p.m., when the “party becomes clothing-optional so you can get naked with all your new friends.”
Even though this is an extreme manifestation of sexual mores in our culture, it is still representative of sexual mores in our culture: We don’t reserve sex for marriage because that is so terribly old-fashioned and ridiculous. But at the other end of the continuum lies university-sponsored orgies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m aware there are a couple of possibilities in between. But the reality is that when we teach young high school students that sex is a normal, regular activity to have with “someone you love” (but keep it safe! and bring your student card!) by the time that young person hits 25 they are still young, just very jaded. Don’t get me started on this. I’m still calling for a prude revolution. In fact the word “depravity” is lurking somewhere at the back of my mind, a kind of a Lord of the Flies image.
Even though this is an extreme manifestation of sexual mores in our culture, it is still generally representative of sexual mores in our culture.
Andrea adds (yes, to her own post): Ten bucks says no one comes and that this expo has the same clinical, boring feel as the Sexhibit here in Ottawa. Trust school bureaucracies to make sex boring.
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