The fear of female sexual liberation

Artists like Georgia Okeefe have popularized imagry of nature, mainly flowers, that resemble female anatomy. Photo by Lloyd D'Souza on

For decades, sexual stereotypes have roped women into a constant cycle of yearning for sexual desire while keeping up with the societal pressures of  sex as a woman.

Stereotypically speaking, women are supposed to be nurturing, submissive and quiet.

These stereotypes keep constraints on female sexuality. Many women feel that  they do not have much of a say in sex due to the fact that it is tough to break away from some of the misogynistic expectations of women in the bedroom.

Despite  efforts to try and neutralize these sexual stereotypes, the truth of the matter is that it is really hard to steer away from them because of just how narrow they can be.

There is always some sort of societal downside no matter what women do because of the abundance of rules and regulations placed on women’s bodies.

Society constrains female sexuality in many different ways, shapes and forms. A lot of the time, there are double standards for men versus women regarding  sex and sexuality.

If a woman decides to have sex with mulitple partners, people call her  a “slut” or a “whore,” while if a man chooses  to have sex with multiple partners, he is congratulated.

Women are  judged for what they wear, who they’re sleeping with, their body size and so many other things that take a toll on the sex lives of women all across the globe.

These stereotypes can cause  a fear of sex, mainly because women are scared of being judged for their  sex life and  sexual identity.

People often assume that a woman dresses to appeal to men. From a young age, women are taught to dress modestly and cover up to prevent the sexual arousal of their male counterparts.

Authorities place dress codes in schools for children starting as young as elementary school when sexualization is not even something that should be regarded.

The importance of sexual modesty is placed into women’s minds  at such a young age, and it is normalized to be ridiculed for showing more skin or  dressing in a way that might be “distracting” to male counterparts.

When women are taught these things their whole life, it has proven to make women feel inferior to men because  women are constantly told to cover up, while men never have the same rules and regulations on their bodies.

Women will be judged differently from men  for the same sexual behavior because of the sexual double standard.

It is a giant  trope in society that men are constantly think about sex and that they only want women and are interested in women so that they can have sexual intercourse.

Stereotypically speaking, it is not normal for women to constantly thinking about sex. If she is, it is considered “whore behavior,” while it is acceptable  for men  to think about women in a sexual context constantly.

When  rape is brought up in courts or in schools, one of the first questions asked is “what was she wearing?” or “was she intoxicated?” The fact that what type of clothes a woman is wearing or whether or not she consumed alcohol when sexually assaulted proves how society works and functions when it comes to the body and mind.

Female sexuality is a topic so little discussed in society. Much of it has to do with the fact that society is not ready to fully liberate women and allow them to live and do as they please without the constraints to their bodies .

Sex is a natural, regular part of life. It is not something people should fear , nor is it something that people should judge .

Female sexuality is so misguided, and society is so threatened by a woman who “fucks like a guy,” meaning she has sex, enjoys it and doesn’t have to worry about her body count or sexual history ruining her reputation.