Sex, Sexuality, And Sexuality Essay

736 Words Oct 28th, 2016 3 Pages
Growing up I heard the meaning of sex and sexuality differ from my peers, my parents, media and school. When I was around my friends or other peers, sex was portrayed as this naughty thing that people do for fun. When my parents discussed sex it was portrayed as an honor between married people. In health classes, sex came with negative consequences. Then, the media portrayed sex as if everyone was having it and you’re the only one missing out. All these definitions altered my personal experiences with sex and sexuality. In this piece, I intended to incorporate the concepts I learned in class to my personal experiences. My first personal experience in learning about sex and sexuality came from my parents. My parents viewed sex as an act of honor that occurs in a marriage. Sex isn’t something to give up so easily to others rather as a personal meaning you share with your spouse. Even though, sex was discussed in my household, sexuality was never brought up because I don’t think my parents understood what sexuality meant. My parents are immigrants to America and it is very uncommon for non-western societies to talk or even understand sexuality because there is an underlying sense that sexuality and sex are heteronormativity. My parents assume that sex is procreation and relational purposes, but not recreational. Reflecting on my parents’ point of view on sex reminds me of the double standards our culture has on girls and boys. Girls are upheld to a higher standard because…

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