posted on Feb, 14 2008 @ 08:06 AM
There is a 'sexual world', actually. Year or so ago, I watched a section of what I think was a documentary about primates: Bonobos.
From what I remember of it, Bononbos engage in sexual activity almost continually. Sex is used by Bonobos to defuse tension, disagreements, etc.
I vividly remember a close-up of a male Bonobo with a tiny, baby Bobobo installed on the end of its penis. This is apparently common in the Bobonbo
The male adult Bonobo was casually perched on a branch, one arm around a vine, the other around the baby Bobobo impaled on its sex organ. Either the
adult or baby were at the time munching on a banana.
In the Bonobo world, sex so frequently engaged in would doubtless render it as meaningful as ... eating a banana.
According to anthropologist Margaret Mead, certain South Pacific island communities have a similarly relaxed attitude to sex. She claims young
members of the tribe sleep together in large long-houses and commence sexual activity at an early age. Mead claims this is accepted, approved of and
encouraged by older community members.
According to Mead, this casual approach to sex results in societies which are more closely bound than Westerners, with none of the sexual jealousies,
neuroses etc. suffered by those in the West.
Similar practices were engaged in by members of 'hippie' communes in the 60s and 70s, for instance, where sharing of sexual partners was referred to
as 'free love'. Women and men had a variety of sexual partners .. sexual possessiveness was discouraged .. paternity was not an issue, even within
married couples. Threesomes, foursomes, etc. were the claimed norm, as was homosexuality, bisexuality, etc.
Not sure what 'sex olympics' would entail, but it's my impression that many (currently and in previous eras) regard sex as a recreational activity
and there are many who engage in group-sex, 'wife swapping', etc.
It becomes 'cheating' if one partner in a relationship betrays a vow of faithfulness. They could avoid subsequent recriminations (divorce, etc.)
were they to inform their partner in advance (preferably prior to entering the relationship) that they intended to engage in sex outside the
relationship. A vow or promise of sexual exclusivity is a contract similar to any other contract. Broken contracts are a betrayal.
Imprisonment is usally reserved (in the West) for those who have forced sexual relations upon another or a series of others, as in rape,
Blushes, giggles, etc. are usually the response in sexual matters of those with limited sexual experience or the inhibited.
I think you'll discover that many engage in sex whilst watching tv, dvd's. Often such people are alone at the time.
In response to your question of 'what do you think?' ... it's my experience that people approach the issue of sex from as many points of view as
they approach any other activity: cooking, painting, socialising, etc.
For some, sex .. like cooking or fishing .. is an art-form: something to be approached with respect, dedication, reverence, etc.
Others approach sex as they do throwing a frozen meal in the microwave ... as something the body 'wants' .. of no deep meaning .. an appetite
swiftly satisfied and just as swiftly forgotten.