We currently stand in the legacy of a half-formed sexual revolution of the 1960s. That was followed up by feminism, the Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court, a massive conservative backlash that included Abstinence-only sexual indoctrination, and of course AIDS. There are plenty of places where the sex is flowing freely, but is it the kind of sex you want? And as for what you now have available: is that the sex you want?
I ask these questions because we are in the midst of a quickening of erotic energy — in part represented by a surge of eros associated with the Venus transit of the Sun, described by David Tresemer (his interview from UAC is re-posted in the audio link above).
Another astrological marker is the Uranus-Pluto square: we have come to a turning point in all things related to the 1960s and also the conservative backlash against them. One indication of this, in the sexual/relational sphere, is the crumbling of anti-gay laws and values. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was repealed last year, and state after state is adopting marriage equity laws (this despite the others that are adopting marriage purity laws).
Yet that’s just a small sample of the revolution in consciousness being spurred by Uranus-Pluto. There are many other signs and there will be many more — which means opportunities to change, to grow and to participate personally. Today I put the question to Planet Waves readers who use Facebook: what would a sexual revolution look like? I was confident we would get some great answers, and we did. Here are some of them. I will hold off on sharing my own thoughts till tomorrow’s post, where we will continue the discussion.
Amanda Moreno wrote, “A breakdown of the myth of the soul mate, which would evolve from its current sado-masochistic form (I’m not complete without you! Who am I without someone else to validate me? If I don’t find my one true love, I have failed!) into a more healing myth that respects curiosity, multiple models for healthy relationships and sexuality, and a focus on becoming complete/reliant/worthy within one’s own right first (enter in: the importance of masturbation among other things), and then extending that out to engage with the multitude of soul mates that might appear — and maybe then disappear! — throughout one’s life, learning more about the body/soul/spirit through expansive sexuality. Or something.”
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