The distinction between sexuality itself and the submissive, identikit heterosexual performativity currently demanded of young women and girls is a crucial one. Only when we accept that girls have sexual agency can we ask why it is so often stripped from them by structures of violence, shame and abuse. Only when we understand that young women and girls have legitimate sexual desires can we demand to know why those desires are stolen, exploited and sold back to them by a culture that bombards them with images of perky, passive, pouting women whose defining characteristic is their erotic availability to men.
Yes, it\’s OK, I do know that there are more variations of sexuality under the Sun than anyone has quite managed to catalogue as yet (no one has as yet listed all of the examples of Rule 34 for example).
However, in a species which reproduces sexually it\’s really not all that much of a surprise that the general, widespread, most common, \”normal\” if you like, expression of sexuality is about sexual reproduction is it?
You know, Tab A, Slot A, availability or not for that activity, that sort of thing?