Friday, August 29, 2014

America Is Losing It's Prudishness

For much of this country's history, the American public has been very prudish. Nudity was shocking to most, and sex was considered to be something dirty that could not be talked about (especially in a school health class). Most of Europe and much of Asia have been much more open-minded about nudity and sex -- probably because they don't let religion rule their society as much as we do in America.

But that seems to be changing. This YouGov Poll shows that most people in the U.S. think Americans are too easily offended by sex and nudity. This includes Democrats and Independents. Only the Republicans disagree (and think Americans should be prudish when it comes to sex and nudity) -- but that's understandable since that party has most of the nation's right-wing fundamentalists. And it turns out that both genders, all races, and most age groups also think Americans are too prudish -- with only those 65 and older not agreeing (they are split on the question).

I don't know about you, but I think this is a very good thing. It's about time that Americans grew up, and realized that sex (as long as it is consensual) is a natural thing, and so is nudity. I'm not saying we should all go around nude (I doubt many would want me to do that), but it's not the end of the world (or some kind of sin) to see someone nude.

The charts were made from a survey taken on August 2nd and 3rd of a random national sample of 1,000 American adults, with a margin of error of about 4 points.

1 comment:

  1. This is SSSOOOOOooooo true. Americans are the biggest collection of terrified prudes EVER!!!!! And at the same time the biggest users of porn!!!!! And the loudest ones against it are the heaviest users.
    I raised both of my kids with casual nudity, used the swimming pool nude, on hot days might walk around the house nude, took showers together. The kids knew what the various body parts looked like and what they are called. The nudity was neither stressed or hidden as some sort of sin. They grew up to be great people and during the teen years were NOT all stressed out by girl or boy parts like most are.
    They were also raised in England where REAL sex ed and REAL drug ed starts in 1st grade, consequently they were not all stressed out by sex and drugs in high school and did not do a lot of really stupid things at that time.


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