The Slut Paradox: A Contemporary Complex Controversy of Old

Sex and sexuality in our society are among the topics that spark the most angry and unkempt of fiery conversations south of the entirety of our world. The opinions vary vastly from each other, often inspiring hatred and even violence.

And perhaps the problem isn’t promiscuity of either sex, but the desensitization of us all to “matters of the heart.”

What the hell does that mean??

Society still most commonly dictates that sex and love ultimately go hand in hand, and though it is more or less agreed upon that one can enjoy the former without being subjected to the latter, sex with no goal or intention of being in an exclusive relationship defeats the purpose sharing your body with another human being so intimately.

But let the record show that I neither defend nor denounce monogamy or polyamory.

The problem I see is the judgment of others on both of these ideas. Do I believe that monogamy will bring two people a great incomparable joy when they are joined together? No. I don’t.

I have almost as many notches in my bed post as years I’ve been alive–an interesting comment from an asexual virgin–and a struggle that I have no intention of joining is an attempt to change the opinion of the other side. This post is not written with that purpose in mind.

In fact, this post was created for the clarification of the Slut Paradox; the question of whether there is use for this word at all is a complicated one, because the regard for promiscuity has been skewed. It has become a lock-and-key type situation.

A key that opens many locks is an amazing key. A lock that is opened by many keys is horrible.

Key: male
Lock: female

This is the biggest trouble in this entire argument.

If promiscuity and “slutty” are to become synonymous, then it should be removed from being gender-specific. A women is a slut. A man is a slut. They’re both sleeping around.

And if that’s how you want to work your body, well, who are we to stop you?

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