Why Sex Is Taboo – Juliet Allen

We live in a day and age where porn is accessible by anyone and everyone, and where ‘sex sells’ in every magazine and billboard around the world. Yet, despite the sexualisation of everything and everyone, the actual topic of sex is still so taboo.


We’re all doing it, or thinking about it, or desiring it … so why aren’t we talking about it? Sex after all, is a natural and beautiful way to connect with ourselves and with other human beings. It’s a doorway to natural ecstasy, orgasm and pleasure, and we do it because it feels bloody amazing!


So, if it feels good and is a gateway to ecstasy, why do people still feel so much shame around the topic? Well, thousands of years ago, christianity decided that sex was evil, and that if it wasn’t entered into without the intention of procreation within marriage, it was a sin. What a crock of you-know-what! Seriously, if two (or more) people consent to sex, and if they feel respected and safe, then that should be all that matters. Christianity has a lot to answer for when it comes to the topic of sex still being taboo.


So how do we open up about sex and smash the taboo that surrounds the topic? We begin talking about it more, and we begin working on our own ‘stuff’ that gets in the way of it being a comfortable and empowering topic of conversation among friends, family and loved ones. Seek out others in your life who are happy to be open and honest about sex, and educate yourself about the topic via blogs, online courses, face-to-face workshops, sex therapists, sex coaches and books.


When we as individuals face our own fears around sex and let go of our own shame, then we can move forward and impact and inspire others to do the same. One day at a time, we can make a different and pave the way for a new generation of sexually empowered human beings.



About Juliet

Juliet Allen is a Sexologist, Sex Coach and Writer.  She has a reputation for her bold and straight-to-the-point manner which we love. Juliet is passionate about empowering women to embrace their true sexual nature and encourages everyone to explore and own their sexuality. Juliet Allen Website