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    I have been asked to write some articles on what sex positivism is, and I would like your input.

    There's no right or wrong answer but what is sex positivism to you?

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    I don't understand the question, I it a real word?

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    I'm not sure what sex positivism is... is it just being positive about sex? I don't know anyone who isn't lol.

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    Basically, the article will be about this =)

    Positivism and things is actually very complex, and sex positivism means something completely different to other forms of positivism. But yes, you'll have to wait for the article to be finished =)

    I'm writing the article for Dr. Olaf Simons who specialises in positism, however there's actually very little recorded information on sex positivism offically.

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    I genuinely have no idea what that means. Maybe you could explain it a bit more?

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    Same here I'm lost. :p

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    The Nymphomaniac wrote:

    Basically, the article will be about this =)

    Positivism and things is actually very complex, and sex positivism means something completely different to other forms of positivism. But yes, you'll have to wait for the article to be finished =)

    I'm writing the article for Dr. Olaf Simons who specialises in positism, however there's actually very little recorded information on sex positivism offically.

    Could you give his definition of 'sex positivism' please, otherwise there's no point talk about it here.

    Are we talking about 'positivism' in the philosophical sense, where we can establish absolute knowledge through the logical analysis of our sensory experience?

    Or do you instead mean 'sex-as-a-positive-force,' and all that discussion that that can bring?

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    There isn't really one, hence why I'm asking. It's a complex area of mish-mashed information.

    Yes, both actually philosphical and as a force. It is to go with a group of articles on other areas of positivism, but I am writing about the movement and how people see it themselves, and how that has changed through history and whether or not we have a set idea of it now.

    In a sense it is an incorrect term really considering what positivism really means, but basically all I'm asking is what you think it is, how do you think you'd define it, and use it =)

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    Laci Green, who runs a YouTube channel called sex+ (and it's really good!) has written an article called What Is "Sex Positive"? which may be of interest.

    I think this is a choice quotation:

    "It’s the cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a potentially positive force in one’s life, and it can, of course, be contrasted with sex-negativity, which sees sex as problematic, disruptive, dangerous... It emphasizes personal choice and an end to shaming/judging others for their personal choices."

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    Lovehoney - Alice wrote:

    Laci Green, who runs a YouTube channel called sex+ (and it's really good!) has written an article called http://lacigreen.tv/what-is-sex-positive which may be of interest.

    Thanks, really good explanation actually!

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    Ok, well that's a little too vague and mish-mashy to have any real discussion about. Asking people to define a term that they don't have a clear understanding of is just going to get a lot of arbitrary definitions, which won't really be that useful.

    If the term being used is positivism, then it's impossible, in an academic field, to not have the philosophical use of the word brought up. I'm guessing that the use is something like what's found on this site: http://positivists.org/46.html , which is just a bad use of the word 'positivism,' as they use 'positive' and 'positivism' interchangeably. This isn't helpful at all in academic terms.

    So yeah, without knowing exactly what Dr. Olaf Simons intends by the term, it's really difficult to discuss it in any real detail.

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    Lovehoney - Alice wrote:

    Laci Green, who runs a YouTube channel called sex+ (and it's really good!) has written an article called http://lacigreen.tv/what-is-sex-positive which may be of interest.

    I think this is a choice quotation:

    "It’s the cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a potentially positive force in one’s life, and it can, of course, be contrasted with sex-negativity, which sees sex as problematic, disruptive, dangerous... It emphasizes personal choice and an end to shaming/judging others for their personal choices."

    If this is what she's talking about, then that's very helpful!

    Kind of disappointing though - I was hoping for a philosophical discussion of the nature of our sexual knowledge and how our sensory experience is un/consciously analysed...but I think it may be too early in the morning for that :)

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    S&S wrote:

    Lovehoney - Alice wrote:

    Laci Green, who runs a YouTube channel called sex+ (and it's really good!) has written an article called http://lacigreen.tv/what-is-sex-positive which may be of interest.

    I think this is a choice quotation:

    "It’s the cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a potentially positive force in one’s life, and it can, of course, be contrasted with sex-negativity, which sees sex as problematic, disruptive, dangerous... It emphasizes personal choice and an end to shaming/judging others for their personal choices."

    If this is what she's talking about, then that's very helpful!

    Kind of disappointing though - I was hoping for a philosophical discussion of the nature of our sexual knowledge and how our sensory experience is un/consciously analysed...but I think it may be too early in the morning for that :)

    then you should strt a tread discussing it .

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    S&S wrote:

    Lovehoney - Alice wrote:

    Laci Green, who runs a YouTube channel called sex+ (and it's really good!) has written an article called http://lacigreen.tv/what-is-sex-positive which may be of interest.

    I think this is a choice quotation:

    "It’s the cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a potentially positive force in one’s life, and it can, of course, be contrasted with sex-negativity, which sees sex as problematic, disruptive, dangerous... It emphasizes personal choice and an end to shaming/judging others for their personal choices."

    If this is what she's talking about, then that's very helpful!

    Kind of disappointing though - I was hoping for a philosophical discussion of the nature of our sexual knowledge and how our sensory experience is un/consciously analysed...but I think it may be too early in the morning for that :)

    Aye, I think it's a bit less cerebral than that!

    I think the thrust behind the movement (ha) is well intentioned, though overturning centuries of history and baggage around sex is going to be quite tricksy.

    Edited to add: perhaps 'sex positivity' is a clearer term than 'sex positivism'?

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    This is all a bit deep for me.

    Could it be that if you have a POSITIVE attitude about sex (ie you think it is a good thing in life) then you will enjoy it, whereas if you have a NEGATIVE attitude then you will not enjoy it? Or is that a bit too simplistic ??

    All I know is I POSITIVELY enjoy sex

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    Gosh i should have drunk a second cup of coffee before I came into this thread. I'm confused now. But if it helps .... I love sex and have a very positive attitude to it lol

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    I'm even more confused now - I don't think I can explain what something means to me when I don't understand the term at all haha

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    So is positivism the same as positivity?

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    I think of it as being open minded and accepting. I think that it is one if those strange labels that have been created as other labels have been hijacked over time. People who are brought up with the imposition of sex, masturbation etc have not been brought up in a sex positive environment. In my view, a sex positive environment includes good sex ed, discussions, exploration of wanted and support. It does not include any judgementalism.

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    Well I would think that positivism is the actual act of being positive, whilst positivity is the measure of how positive someone (or something) actually is.

    But I can't be positive about that definition

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