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Published on Apr 3, 2018
Our sex lives can be ruined by a pressure to find sex obvious, un-daunting and simple. It may be none of those things. We should dare to be honest with our partners and ourselves about our real feelings. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/7QdzPm Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/LbVuzE Download our App: https://goo.gl/qDjJuC
“We are repeatedly given messages that we live in sexually enlightened times, that we belong to a liberated age. And therefore the implication is that we ought by now to be finding sex a straightforward and untroubling matter. We are not – after all – Victorians or prudes. The standard narrative of our release from past inhibitions goes something like this: for thousands of years across the globe, due to a devilish combination of religious bigotry and pedantic social custom, people were afflicted by a gratuitous sense of confusion and guilt around sex. They thought their hands would fall off if they masturbated. They believed they might be burned in a vat of oil because they had ogled someone’s ankle. They had no clue about erections or clitorises. They were ridiculous…”