Less Violence, More Sex
The great sexual revolution of the 1960s transformed a repressed, highly heteronormative culture still suffering from the entrenched, patriarchal mores of Victorianism and Freudism into a society of "free love." Birth control, contraception, and the embrace of nudity and premarital sex changed the social landscape forever. Woman gained the right to control their own fertility, which has never happened before in human history. Sex was now being unlinked from the responsibilities of marriage and parenthood, and was a cast into the realm of personal expression, an act of pure pleasure for its own sake.
A rich sex life is both a necessity and a fashion accessory, promoted as the key to good health, psychological vitality and robust intimate relationships. But sex also continues to be seen as a sinful and corrupting force: a view that is visible in the ongoing ideological battles over abortion and birth control, the discourses of abstinence education, and the treatment of survivors of rape and sexual assault. Millennials are mad about slut-shaming, homophobia and rape culture.
This zine was created as a PSA to inform and celebrate sexual liberation in today’s society as it’s consistently frowned upon for exploring sexual acts and finding one’s sexual identity. I believe everyone should be able to express their sexual identity and orientation freely.