** Women, do you feel that Western society as a whole is more accepting of female sexuality than it once was? **
I think so, not as much as it could though. There are still those who believe that a man who has X numbers of sexual partners is a stud and a woman who has the same number of partners is a slut. But that is changing too
** Are there things you’re willing to discuss openly in mixed company that you once would have blushed at telling your closest female friend? **
Hmmm, yes I suppose so, after all this board is mixed company and there isn’t much that I haven’t talked about here. And I have been known to be very open IRL too.
I think that as time goes on each generation of women will be more willing/able to discuss sexual matters. For example …
My Grandmother looked at sex as just something a woman ** had ** to do for her husband. It was a duty. Ladies didn’t ever have sex with anyone they were not married to. They didn’t talk about it and for sure it not something to be enjoyed.
My Mother and her sisters on the other hand were a little more open to sex before marriage but not by much. They don’t talk about it much, except to say they don’t like it much. Sex is ** never ** discussed in mixed company. One of my Aunts has to start cleaning something, anything if there is sex talk going on.
I was having a conversation with my Mother not long ago and I asked her if she had ever had sex that was so good it made her want to climb the walls backward by her toe nails. She looked at me like I was insane and said no. I feel sorry for her, maybe if she had ever had great sex she would not feel the way she does
Then there are my sisters, cousins ect. We have almost all had more than one partner, we do talk about it, but never in a family male/female miix. And from the conversations some of us have had most of us do enjoy sex.
Last but not least there are our children , nieces/nephews. They are even more open in discussing sexual matters. My future daughter-in-law has discussed the sexual part of their relationship with me. While it does make me feel a little strange when she does this I am very happy that she is comfortable enough with me to do so (I guess)
** I’m just curious. And, of course, eager for true gender equality, and not merely in sexual matters. Are we edging toward this in the domain of sex, slowly but surely and oh so wonderfully? **
Yes I think so slowly, ever so slowly.