However, porn has opened many people up to the many varying options and potentials of their sex and sexuality. Being able to watch other people enjoy positions, oral sex, and BDSM is more commonplace. We can access this resource at almost any time. Back in the day, if someone wanted to watch other people fuck, they had to pay a pretty penny and likely visit some less-than-reputable vendors to attain reels of stag films. Our porn industry is not perfect, but it is definitely moving toward better ethics that past performers experienced. It's also portraying more kinds of sex between more and different kinds of people.
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We Have Easy to Access to Sex Toys
On the same "at your fingertips" theme as porn is our easy access to the wonderful world of sex toys. Pleasure products have taken off in the past few decades with products that are better, sexier and more technologically advanced than ever. They are also becoming more prevalent and more accepted as great additions to our bedrooms. Stigma about using a toy to get off is dropping.
In past years, devices such as vibrators were scarce, and more famously used as tools to treat hysteria in women - not as a casual orgasm accouterments. Sure, dildos of various sorts have been around for centuries, but they definitely weren't the body-safe, anatomy-optimized beauties that we have today. Women, in particular, now have greater control and access to their bodies and pleasure than they ever had in the past.
So, how have all these advances happened? Why are we in such a better spot? The answer is twofold: one reason practical, the other psychological.
There really is so much to reflect on when it comes to all of the sexual advantages we have that our grandparents were never afforded. I can only imagine the shenanigan my own dear Grandmother would have gotten up to doing. Here's a happy thought, though: those grandparents around now who are interested in sex have all of this - sex toys, porn, technology, and education - available to them to enjoy as well!