As most of the women in this country, I am getting myself geared up to see Magic Mike, story of about a male stripper working at a strip joint that appears to have an abundance of overly(?) hot men.
But the fact that women are so excited to see this movie has sparked an interesting debate as to how women treat their sexuality these days. Are we hornier now than in years past because of movies like Magic Mike that make it publicly acceptable to sexually desire a man? Or are movies like this helping us feel more comfortable in expressing that sexuality?
Now, I will be the first one to tell you that a male stripper absolutely does not turn me on at all. And I’ve been to plenty of ‘em. They take a bachelorette on stage, swing around on a fancy swing, throw in some whip cream in hopes you don’t notice their “underwear” is really two pairs with one of the pairs stuffed with whatever they can get to make themselves feel more “fuller”.
While some women find that entertainment arousing, most women are there just to have a good time with their girlfriends and stare at some nice bodies. Which is also the same for most guys at a strip club.
With books like 50 Shades of Gray and movies like Magic Mike, it seems to me that women are becoming more comfortable in expressing their sexual desires in a public forum outside of the occasional strip club/bachelorette party visit. .
But it’s also important to remember that with that leniency to express more freely about your sexual desires, the stigma has always if you enjoy sex too much, then you MUST be a slut or a whore. And that stigma probably won’t go away anytime soon.
So what’s a girl to do? Women probably aren’t hornier solely because of these new entertainment additions but slowly they are getting more brave about publicly talking about it.
Should we hide from our sexiuatlity or embrace it? Perhaps the answer is a little bit of both.
For the most part, being comfortable in your sexuality is in fact easier in recent years. But that doesn’t mean you have to broadcast it to every Tom, Dick and Harry. (see what I did there?) Because at a certain point, it just becomes a turnoff to those you actually want to attract.
As the famous philosopher rapper Ludacris once said, “I want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed”.
There is something to be said about enjoying the hell the out of Magic Mike, reading your 50 Shades of Gray and giving some lucky guy the time of his life after doing so. But there is a fine line to be walked in expressing your sexual desires publicly vs. privately. Because we all know with the Facebooks and Twitters of the world, nothing is entirely private anymore.
So what do you think? Are movies like Magic Mike and books like 50 Shades of Gray making you hornier or just more free to express it? Let us know in the comments…