Words of Wisdom:

"Evil is not bad, just missunderstood" - Tom Felton" - Msgg

What Is Sex?

  • Date Submitted: 02/06/2013 01:54 PM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 70.2 
  • Words: 507
  • Essay Grade: no grades
  • Report this Essay
In today's diverse society it is difficult to say what "counts as sex." America as a whole, is made up of a range of people with different perceptions and ideals instilled in them since a small age. Although we all come from different parts of the world, most people think of penetration when the subject of sex is touched, which eventually has led me to believe this to be sex. In many cultures it is believed that the act of having sex should be for the most part, to procreate. In our time, sex is not clearly defined either.

In today's adolescent culture, teens for the most part do not feel that sex should be reserved until marriage. Rather, types of sex can happen in couples who are just dating. Sex can be oral, sodomy, and vaginal. It is not until a girl has intercourse and might even loose her virginity that people label it as sex. Which eventually leads me to also believe intercourse as "sex." For most teens, in the Clinton-Lewinsky "affair," oral sex was seen as fondling or even foreplay. Lewinsky did give Clinton oral sex, but since his penis did not enter the vagina and ejaculated, then it did not count as sex. This is seen in youth today.

        On the other hand, the older generation feels that sex in all its form is "something special." The belief is that the couple should wait until marriage, and only then should

sex be used to procreate. Technically, other forms of sex exist, but people give it a higher regard to intercourse. The reason is because ideally it is more intimate and there is eye contact along with a wide range of kissing and caressing. This is something the other types of sex might lack. Part of the reason I believe this "counts as sex" is because this is the way I feel it should be. Then there is also the external factors that influence me like morals, friends, and society as a whole.

Sex is a controversial topic where I think everyone will have their own idea of what counts as sex. The reason this happens is...


Express your owns thoughts and ideas on this essay by writing a grade and/or critique.

  1. No comments