A Point Of Reflection

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Date: April 20, 2019 (1 year ago)

Maybe because it's the holy week for Christians, it made me think... a little.

Sex. What can I say? What can you say? Except that it's one of the most pleasurable things in the world.

Sex is older than humankind, as it has been apparently around for 1.2 billion years. Yet humankind could be the only species that's been immersed in the pleasure of it, explored any and every facet of it, including pain.

Religions sanctify it, yet also demonize it, depending on who you do it with. Maybe originally, it's even the one of the main reasons why the concept of having a spouse was invented. Who knows? Yet religion seems to want to control it on a personal level, that they think their god/s care about how people deal with sex, including to the point of how they think.

Sex has been a source of almost everything in the spectrum of pain and pleasure; betrayal, anger, rage, contentment, gratification, bliss and the countless adjectives we could use. And from this, sex has been expressed in all manners of art. From poetry and music and mediums to statues and buildings and altars. And everyday, the expression of this grows even bolder. We are at an age where we can express sex and our desire for it as it may not have been before.

Coming of age as a Catholic then, I was so guilt-ridden the first few times I masturbated. I used to think a giant screen of my life will be at display to all those who matter to me, that they will discover my shamelessness.

Thankfully I've lost that faith. And sex, I've discovered is okay. It's not that it's not just m...

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April 20, 2019 (1 year ago)

Great reflections. The discovery is amazing.

"Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts." - Baruch Spinoza

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April 21, 2019 (1 year ago)

Thanks, man. Yeah, amazing, to open one's eyes.

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." -- Christopher Hitchens

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