We are faced with new definitions of sexuality, especially in the 21st century. Unfortunately, we have accepted them as the norm knowing fully well that these new definitions are unpleasantly reshaping man’s fundamental knowledge of what he knows to be a sexual being.
In a broad sense, sexuality describes the whole way a person goes about expressing himself or herself as a sexual being. It describes how important sexual expression is in a person’s life, how that person chooses to express the sexuality and any preference one may have towards the type of sexual partner they have.
In 2012, respondents to an XBIZ poll estimated that the porn industry makes about $5 billion a year. The porn industry has succeeded in giving morally stable individuals a perverted definition of sex which corrupts the mind in a toxic way. The porn industry has introduced and promoted an absurd culture of sexual intercourse in these forms; gay, lesbianism, anal sex, fisting, beastiality, twosome, threesome and many other absurd sexual manifestations.
These manifestations have crept into some sexually sane homes today. In the book, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James later turned into a movie; we yet see another sexual manipulation where violent sex is the new act of the modern husband toward his wife. The movie shows explicit erotic scenes featuring sexual bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism. Marriage should be about love, sacrifice, mutual respect, dignity and care.
Recently, we were greeted with the introduction of what is known as polyamorous relationships legalized in Canada. People in polyamory relationships may or may be unmarried; they tend to reject the restriction of the social convention of marriage and particularly the limitation to one partner. The difference between polyamory and polygamy is the gender of the partners. In polyamory, anyone of the genders can have multiple partners regardless of gender.
The rising exposure of sex toys such as vibrators through media is resulting in an increased purchase volume of these toys in the forthcoming years. This is encouraging several start-ups to introduce game-changing products with disruptive technologies such as wearable adult vibrators. Sex dolls or love dolls are now replacing human to human relationships. Over the past year, love dolls equipped with heating systems have grown in popularity. This feature warms the dolls’ skin to human body temperature, making already lifelike companions even more realistic. For many people, this makes interaction with them much more enjoyable. Currently, the global sex toy market is worth an estimated $20 billion. In 2020, this number is expected to jump to $30 billion.
We can obviously say that society, relationships, marriages and gender are all under attack. This kind of attack may end up creating a society where human beings are no longer humans; marriages are no longer marriages and relationships become bastardized.
We must wake up and be humans once again!
By Samson Oladimeji
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