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Let’s focus on ourselves

April 19, 2013

This year my column has revolved around the topic of sex and all things related, so I thought for the final edition I would focus on the complete opposite- not having sex.

In today’s society, sex isn’t a hush-hush topic anymore. Thanks to the media and other outlets, sex is a widely known act. With sex in movies, sex on the internet, sex in the headlines, and even sex on television, younger and younger are the generations who becoming curious. Don’t get me wrong, I think that sex education is a very important asset at a very young age, but Hollywood has come to portray it in a darker and dirtier fashion. What happened to the days where sex was a sacred act and the big screen always left more to be desired?

Sex doesn’t have to be a focus, not in the movies and not in your own life. Yes, it can feel good and yes, it can be a way to express your feelings. But it doesn’t have to be the only way. Maybe it’s time to take a step back from our sexualized culture and discover new things, whatever that may be.

With the end of the school year fast approaching, what better time than the present to focus on yourself? Now can be the time to “find yourself,” whether that be emotionally or physically and it doesn’t even have to involve sex. You can focus on your own body, your own goals, and your own thoughts. Become empowered. Maybe even cross something off your bucket list. Enjoy your summer and love your beach body, no matter the size or shape. Love you for you, because at the end of the day that is all that truly matters.

Braunwyn Feil
Sports Editor

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One Response to Let’s focus on ourselves

  1. Anonymous

    April 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I agree that Hollywood has become over-sexualized and that it has turned the act into a fad, but I also believe that there is no reason for us to censor it.

    In Europe, one can see sexuality everywhere. I was there a few weeks ago and I found magazines in Paris with nudity. There was even an advertisement that said “Je suis capable de m’envoyer en l’air en quelques seconds.” In French, this means “I am capable of sending myself to the air in a few seconds.” The advertisement was for a company to help book flights. Yet, there was a second meaning that meant, “I am capable of pleasing myself in just a few seconds.”

    In this culture, sexual conduct is not shown as being dark and dirty but, rather, a simple part of life. The American culture must be reformed to be similar to this. We need to understand that it’s not something to be glorified or romanticized but to simply be a part of life.