Sexual Health & Wellness
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Birds do it, bees do it, humans since the dawn of time have done it. But just how much has the act really changed through the millennia and even in past decades? Are humans doing it more?
The social construction of sexual behavior —its taboos , regulation , and social and political impact—has had a profound effect on the various cultures of the world since prehistoric times. [ edit ] The study of the history of human sexuality The work of Swiss jurist Johann Bachofen made a major impact on the study of the history of sexuality. Many authors, notably Lewis Henry Morgan and Friedrich Engels were influenced by, and criticized Bachofen's ideas on the subject, which were almost entirely drawn from a close reading of ancient mythology. In his 1861 book Mother Right: An Investigation of the Religious and Juridical Character of Matriarchy in the Ancient World Bachofen writes that in the beginning human sexuality was chaotic and promiscuous. This "aphroditic" stage was replaced by a matriarchal "demeteric" stage, which resulted from the mother being the only reliable way of establishing descendence.
History of Sex in Cinema: The Early Days Hollywood Seen as Sin City: Scandals Rock the Industry In the early days of Hollywood shortly after the development of film-making as an industry, moralists objected to the amount of nudity, sexuality, criminality and violence portrayed in films. Censorship boards were set up in various states and controls began to be imposed, often on a voluntary basis, once moving pictures became widespread and available to mass viewing audiences (encouraged by the popularity of nickelodeons, first called "arcade peepshows").
Babalon [ pronunciation? ] (also known as The Scarlet Woman , The Great Mother or The Mother of Abominations ) is a goddess found in the mystical system of Thelema , which was established in 1904 with English author and occultist Aleister Crowley 's writing of The Book of the Law . In her most abstract form, she represents the female sexual impulse and the liberated woman; although she can also be identified with Mother Earth , in her most fertile sense. [ citation needed ] At the same time, Crowley believed that Babalon had an earthly aspect in the form of a spiritual office, which could be filled by actual women—usually as a counterpart to his own identification as " To Mega Therion " (The Great Beast)—whose duty was then to help manifest the energies of the current Aeon of Horus . Her consort is Chaos , the "Father of Life" and the male form of the Creative Principle . Babalon is often described as being girt with a sword [ citation needed ] and riding the Beast .