As sex objects, female pleasure doesn’t come into play at all. Raised to feel shame for engaging in sexual activity, girls are taught that any pleasure derived from sex, be it partnered or solo, is wrong. Women are viewed in sex as they are in the law – by extension of and in relation to men. Devoid of autonomous pleasure yet forcibly made sexual, the only reason for our presence in sex is thus to bring about the male orgasm. Taught that the female form is an object through which to achieve their sexual gratification, the result is widespread male entitlement to the female body.

by Clementine Yost ©

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