The Sexual Revolution Of The Western World

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The Western World was revolutionized by the invention of the birth control pill in the 1960s, paving the way for the Sexual Revolution of the late 1960s-70s. Men and women during this era brought sex from out of the shadows and into the forefront of societal conversation. The Sexual Revolution is one of two periods of sexual insurrection, therefore, it can be called the First Sexual Revolution. The Second Sexual Revolution occurs in the late 1990s and early 200s, beginning with the distribution of the erectile dysfunction pill, Viagra. The second Sexual Revolution occurred in the wake of the shift towards abstinence sexual education in the early 1990s, both factions promoting male sexuality and pleasure over female’s, like that of the…show more content…
Heitman’s informative suggestions range from sexual satisfaction by breast stimulation of the “underside of the breast,” to proper male technique during a “luxurious oral sex session.” Tedesco’s advice is much less apologetics and more accusatory for male sexual blunders in its diction, such as in, “You attack her vagina,” and, “You’re overly commanding in bed.” Similarly during the First Sexual Revolution, pamphlets that informed readers on sexual technique and experience were introduced into popular media, and for women, “it was the first time that a mass market was developing to actually solicit, digest and eventually serve up their sexual desires…” The published work by Nancy Friday during 1973, My Secret Garden, comparatively explores the variety and breath of female desire that had been previously untapped in popular media until its publication, thus paving the way for articles like “10 Sex Moves She Craves” and “10 Annoying Things You Do During Sex” to exist. Furthermore, the exploration of desire in sexual pamphlets produced during the First Sexual Revolution does not translate into the satisfaction of female sexual desire in modern day due to the First Sexual Revolution’s prioritization of male sexual pleasure. Heitman’s and Tedesco’s articles exhibit that female desire is not being properly satisfied by male sexual partners or even
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