Friends, today I want to talk about sexual experiences. Particularly, female sexual experiences. Which just brings me to the question: What the eff is up with the virgin-whore spectrum constantly used to (very inaccurately) describe women and their sex lives?????
While the “virgin-whore dichotomy” sounds like obscure women’s studies jargon, I think it captures the essence of mainstream cultural attitudes based on what I have seen in pop culture AND heard from people in real life. And there is so much wrong with the assumptions related to it that I just had to write a blogpost scraping at least the icing of this multilayered cake.
In mainstream dialogue, women seem to either fall into the category of prudes or sluts. This obviously is a result of the fact that many people think that a girl’s sex life is their business to discuss and categorize. The descriptions also imply that pretty much any sexual choice a…
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