The former editor of Playboy Indonesia began a two year prison sentence last week for “indecency.” When the publication was launched in 2006, Islamic extremists destroyed its offices due to the magazine photos of women clad in undergarments and sometimes baring part of their breasts. The pictures were much more tame than the U.S version of Playboy and many in other magazines available on Indonesian street corners.
“The case will be a lesson for all that pornography has no place in Indonesia,” said Soleh Mahmud, a spokesman for the group Islamic Defenders Front, which has attacked nightclubs, bars, and Western embassies.
Here in the U.S.A., many believe there is a place for “pornography” (which the dictionary defines as “obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, esp. those having little or no artistic merit,” so what is really pornography is debatable), and that it can be a healthy, innocent outlet, when utilized within reason.
Are those who angrily denounce nudity or sexual expression sexually repressed or frustrated? Can sexual repression lead to sexual perversion? Many would say yes.
Even in the U.S.A., where attitudes are more relaxed about sex than in some (but not all) parts of the world, many people have been raised to think, at least on a subconscious level, that sex is dirty, bad, or wrong.
What are your subconscious feelings about sex? You may be harboring sexual fear, guilt or shame and not even realize it. Even if you’re not, a low sexual confidence can interfere with your performance and enjoyment.
As long as you’re being safe, honest, and respectful (unless of course they like it rough) of yourself and your adult partner, there’s nothing wrong with sex!
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