7 Reasons We Should Stop Slut-Shaming Women For Their Sexuality

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I’m a fairly conservative person when it comes to my sex life. I have had my fair share of FWB and boyfriends, but I choose to save sex for committed relationships. It’s just something I want to keep intimate between me and someone I really care about. That being said, I’m tired of hearing sexually free women accused of sin or branded with the scarlet reputation of a slut.

“Sluts” get a lot of shit for their promiscuity, but they don’t deserve it. I think it’s perfectly okay for a woman to be whatever a “slut” is and here’s why:

1. It’s her body, not yours.

If sex (and a lot of it) makes her happy, she has a right to do it. Even “sluts” get to choose whom they give themselves up to. So let them make their own choices.

2. Again, it’s her choice.

It’s always going to be. And just because it’s not your choice or the choice you want someone to make doesn’t mean it’s wrong or bad. Most certainly, your conflicting opinion doesn’t give you the right to shame.

3. It’s natural.

Humans are sexual beings and if a woman doesn’t want to hold back, she shouldn’t have to. Sex is something that almost everyone wants. We just do it in different ways. It’s like working out. Some people are happy working out all the time while some never do and live fulfilling lives. Some do it once in a while when they really feel inspired. Some have gyms they’re loyal to and some run all over the city. Either way, the choice is theirs and it’s their life to live. So quit it with the slurs and focus on your own sexual health.

4. Sex is empowering.

Most of these women we scrutinize don’t sleep around for money or fame. They do it because it makes them feel good. We should support them as long as they aren’t harming themselves or anyone else. Sex, the only correct way to do it, makes us feel beautiful and confident. Everyone deserves that and everyone gets that in different ways.

5. It’s a double standard.

And I don’t care what anyone says, that’s the reality of the society we live in and if that offends you so much, you need to open your eyes. I’m not wrong. These women that we so brutally ostracize aren’t radicals. They’re just people who openly enjoy a very natural thing that a lot of people do. Why does gender even matter?

6. Women have been sexualized for decades.

It’s fine when we are sexualized in movies and media, but it becomes “dirty” when we take our sexuality into our own hands? Think about that…

7. We live in the modern age.

Sex and sexuality are no longer taboos we delicately prance around. Sex education and acceptance has modernized and so should the way we view “sluts.”

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No matter how you choose to express your sexuality, it’s yours to do. So, sluts of the world, even though I don’t make all the same choices as you, I support you! You do you, and whoever else you want. I’m going to do the same.

After all, at the end of the day, if we’re spreading positivity every time we spread our legs we’re doing it right. TC mark

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