Narratives: Sex

These are the main stories about sex that I grew up with.

Boy and girl fall in love.  
Because it is real love, they don’t have sex.
They get married.  
They have sex.
It is awesome.

Boy and girl fall in love.
Because it is lust, they have sex.
They get married. 
They have sex.
It is awful.

I never realized what stories were missing from my repertoire.  

Some of what is missing:

Boy and girl fall in love.
They don’t have sex.
They get married.
They have sex.
It is awful.
They work on it and it gets much better  OR
they realize they are better not in a sexual relationship.
They are still awesome.

Boy and boy fall in love. (Or girl and girl or queer person and queer person)
They have a deep emotional and sexual relationship.
It is awesome.

 

Two fall in love.

They don’t have sex because they are asexual.

It is awesome.

Three people fall in love.
They have a communication-intensive emotional and sexual relationship.
Their kids are awesome.

 

Did you grow up with different narratives?  
Please feel free to add more.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Quince
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 00:45:06

    Boy and girl fall in love.
    They don’t have sex.
    They get married.
    They have sex.
    Boy cheats on girl.
    It is awful.
    They get divorced.
    Long time for recovery.

    Boy and girl fall in love.
    They have sex.
    They get married.
    They have awesome kids.
    Kids move out.
    Realize they have nothing in common.
    It is awful.
    They get divorced.
    Long time for recovery.

    Girl and boy have sex.
    Girl doesn’t want to marry.
    Girl continues to have sex with boys.
    It is awesome.

    Reply

  2. prairienymph
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 21:31:48

    :) Thanks

    Reply

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