Wednesday, March 15, 2006

everybody else is doing it...

I think about sex a lot. Sometimes I feel guilty about the amount of time I spend thinking about sex. "Oversexed" is the word that comes to mind.

The thing is, it's not like I sit around watching porn and petting the bunny. I think about sex in an academic sense, and a pop culture sense, and a social justice sense. And, okay, yeah, sometimes I sit around watching porn and petting the bunny.

Lately I've been spending tons of time reading other people's thoughts on sex (from Krafft-Ebing to Rachel Kramer Bussel), and I realized that if I composed all my thoughts, put them down in one place, I might end up having something to show for it instead of a guilty conscience.

So, I blog. I don't plan on writing exclusively about actual "sexual evolution" or the (frequently awful) theories that go along with it, although I'm sure some references to sociobiology will make it in here. The idea is to look at the continuing evolution of sex -- the way we talk about it, think about it, and of course the way we do it -- and to use that to explore the evolution of my own conceptions about sex.

I guess we'll have to wait and see how often I update, since (what with being a second-semester senior and all) I don't have all that much free time. But hey, it's a nice idea.

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