Clarifying Sex-Positivity

My post on supporting consenting adults doing whatever they want sexually articulates one facet of what’s known as a sex-positive outlook. And yet there are actually a number of ways to interpret what it means to be sex-positive; some people think of it as “yay, orgasms solve everything!” while others use it to mean having a non-judgmental attitude toward sex.

For that reason, I’m a big fan of Pervocracy’s What I Mean When I Say I’m Sex-Positive post. The post presents a clear and comprehensive explanation of what the author means when the term sex-positive is used. I highly recommend that you read it, and consider which, if any, of those ideas apply to your own outlook about sex.

About Jeana


Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.