Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen just how much the world of dating has changed. While we were once limited to the city limits of our hometown and the heteronormative stigmas of finding partners and abhorrence of casual sex – we find ourselves in a new era.
An era of dating apps, acceptance of all kinds of love (although we have a long way to go), and finally breaking away from the bounds of monogamy.
The history of sex has been a hard one to swallow. Wars against pleasure have fueled the fears that too much of a good thing will inevitably take over and destroy us. In our faith, in our politics, we are divided. Good and evil, right and wrong, we are both scarce and infinite. Somewhere in our history we grew to believe that without rigorous control over ourselves and others, pleasure would inevitably devour us all into the fiery tongues of hell.
Society has swung from extremes – from orgied parties celebrating the decadence of Gods, to corsets wrapped around crumpled ribs, frothing with cloth and shielding us from the dangers of the natural female form.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, stress can be either a trick or a treat in your body’s environment. It can be useful and detrimental to our survival.
I want to pose this article under a controversial premise. Stress is a healthy body response tailored to our survival.
Prolonged stress in the body is toxic, and a choice the majority of us entertain for far too long.