Busting Myths About the Sex-Positive Movement

Having a healthy attitude about sex can be difficult in a world that often teaches us that sex is shameful, rape is, at least in part, the victim’s fault and the ideal sexual encounter resembles that one scene from The Notebook (yeah you know the one).

However, as more people create a dialogue around sex, the sex positivity movement is starting to gain some traction. Sex positivity is the basic concept that healthy and consensual sex is a positive thing — it really is that simple.

But, as with most contemporary ideologies, confusion about what sex positivity entails risks turning people away from its message. So San Antonio’s Sexology Institute and Boutique is aiming to further spread the sex positive message by holding numerous events each month, with the overarching goal to educate the community on certain sex positive values.

“The educational events are what sets the Sexology Institute apart from any other ‘sex toy store’ in town,” said Executive Director and Sexologist Melissa Jones. “We’re actually an educational institute first and a boutique second.”

The upcoming “Good Girls’ Guide to Bad Girl Sex” is one of the Sexology Institute’s most popular events and it's coming back on June 22. The event is $15 and and will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sexology Institute and Boutique (727 S. Alamo St.).

Before you attend the event to expand your knowledge on comportment, poise, confidence and how to get the sex you want, we’re here to help you better understand sex positivity by busting some myths associated with the movement. 


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