Thompson: Sex positivity doesn’t mean hypersexuality
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Last semester, I was recounting sexual tales with a coworker during our downtime when they said something that has stuck with me. It seems so simple, but until that moment, I had always equated sex positivity with having lots of sex. Sex positivity is a mindset, not an action. You can be sex positive and be celibate. Advertisement Generally, these conversations are run by and for people having lots of sex with different people in adventurous places. This can be an alienating topic for people who are taking a hiatus from sex or if they identify as asexual. Being sex positive is about inclusivity.
Occupied by only 10 remaining elders who refused to leave their traditional lives behind, I had the privilege of staying here and immersing myself into daily life. Gaoligong mountain village, Yunnan Province, China. Two chickens are currently sneaking past me into the kitchen to morbidly watch their duck cousin be prepared for breakfast. They scream as my host shoos them away flapping her arms wildly. Mules are found on the ground floor of these dwellings with humans roosting above.