There is a topic which, I believe, needs to be discussed more extensively. In this time of presidential politics and passionate debates over issues such as gun violence and abortion, this topic gets overlooked.
A fair question would be, why, in a secular nation, such as the United States, this topic is not addressed by the media. Especially, in the year 2016, it seems to me, that such an everyday activity should be categorized differently than it, heretofore, has been. In this day and age, when communication halfway around the world can be completed in seconds, the aforementioned basic human activity is suppressed. Absurd.
Especially ironic, is the fact that unconventional forms of this activity are being highly publicized – yet – the most conventional form is treated as something virtually unmentionable. The media, it seems, prefer to discuss unconventional forms, rather than discuss this very common activity. Yet, if it weren’t for this very logical, popular, conventional activity, there would never have been a human species, much less, an American society.
It could be argued that the non-discussion of this activity, in a mature and open public forum, is a major cause of social dysfunction. Said assertion would be, that, if this very necessary cause of the human species were – rather than being treated as something which belongs in underground entertainment – handled in an open intellectual manner, more children would grow up in functional environments. Also, young females would be less to find themselves confronted by a task for which – quite frankly – they lack the necessary maturity.
The topic in question, of course, is heterosexual intercourse. It’s high time, it seems to me, that American society stopped treating this very natural and very necessary human ( or, should I say, mammalian ) function as something nasty. Perhaps, if the American media were to stop reporting about civil unions between members of the same sex, and began discussing heterosexual relationships, fewer teenagers (who are in no way equipped to raise children) would suddenly find themselves with that daunting responsibility ).
Income inequality? It might actually shrink. Child poverty? Ditto. While homosexuality may or may not be innate (far too little data exists to make a determination), heterosexual intercourse is a staple of nature. Yet, for the most part, the latter is considered, in the dominant (including that held by liberals ) American opinion, as pornographic. This state-of-affairs is not only absurd – it’s downright tragic.