SEX when discussed here in the Philippines usually produces controversial issues. I do not deny that and indeed it is. However, this entry does not intend to portray the sexual act nor will I post images of women who are butt-naked and are dressed (or not dressed) scantily.
As a college student, I have been introduced to a theory in psychology, the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. It consists of a pyramid with 5 levels. The four lower levels are grouped together as deficiency needs associated with physiological needs, while the top level is termed growth needs associated with psychological needs. While our deficiency needs must be met, our being needs are continually shaping our behaviour. The bottom level is the PHYSIOLOGICAL NEED and the top level is the ESTEEM NEED.
But that's not the point here.
My teacher once asked us where SEX should be categorized. Of course, the mere utterance of sex created a stir in the class and inevitably lead to a discussion cum debate of the said topic. I, for once, asked myself. Where the hell does SEX belong? I can still remember how the bored faces of my classmate suddenly lit up with the introduction of the topic. Sex nga naman.
And then, the answer, IT IS a physiological need. By the word physiological, it means, that we NEED it and without these needs, our bodies will not achieve homeostasis. Picture me as a cartoon character with a bubble of thoughts. And inside that bubble thought is Aha! So we need it!
No wonder guys and girls alike have craved for it over the centuries. I mean, without sex, I wouldn't be here now typing away as my housework remains unattended. And you, will not be reading this if not for sex!
Some people enter relationships just for the sex of it.
Is that gramatically correct? Or should I say they enter relationships for the heck of it?
My friends who are younger than me sometimes ask me if sex is needed in a relationship and if they should give up their virginity to their boyfriends.
I answered them back with an advice I gave myself. That if ever I wanted to have sex with someone, and lose my virginity, I should make sure that I LOVE that person and I know that
I was also asked if SEX was needed to ensure a successful relationship. I do think that sex is needed in a relationship. If you really love each other, have occasional petting and such, I do not know why it will not lead to both of you thinking of doing it with each other. Does that sound strange? If people have developed this trust and intimacy, then I do not see why they have to stop themselves. Sex is an expression (take note, it's not the ultimate expression) of love it is always beautiful when you have done it with someone you love.
Although sex is optional, (I sound like a form in a webpage)FOR ME, it's a part of a healthy relationship. The expression of love varies and sex is one such form. Imagine yourself in a relationship with no sex. Can you actually picture it? Or maybe you can't even dwell on that fact and will continually have nightmares about not having a sex life.
The carnal cravings of persons can't be denied. It is there. And God knows how you'd satisfy that but I have stated my point. We need sex. The world needs sex.