i have a lot of thoughts about this topic.
sex itself of course is, at worst, neutral. it's a part of humanity and a beautiful part of it.
culturally, i understand the importance of it as well. it's a universal and it's intimate as hell. it can connect people through art or discussion. it can help a young person or a person in an oppressive enviornment feel understood and validated.
commercially, however, is where i start to have a huge problem. when natural human sexual desires are exploited in order to market products on a large scale, there is a very negative shift. now those same young people who need to see and hear about sexuality in order to understand their own are given a message that they are an object. or that sex is this glamorous, heightened experience that is to be desired above all else. that sex makes you happy, cool, loved, respected, desirable. and those are all lies. those are lies that our culture tells us to prey on our basic desires and turn them into insecurities, into a drive to consume products to obtain it or whatever glory it promises.
and that's the fucked up part to me.