I wasn't sure where to put this. At first I thought the adult forum, but actually I'm wanting to discuss more the effect on society rather than the act itself. If it's in the wrong place, by all means, please move it.
Do you consider this blatant emphasis on sex in our society is an issue or not? Do you think it makes people more focused on materialism and hedonism and less focused on higher ideals? Or do you just think it's an innocuous thing, completely harmless and a natural part of the human psyche?
For me personally, while I see it as a natural human process of affection, I do think it's over-used as a motivation in our society. I think it puts a lot of undue pressure on people to perform by being seen as desirable, successful and worthy in terms of this one human activity, rather than in terms of other activities. There seems to be this implicit ideal that one is successful when one has money and a desirable partner. I think it's what drives people to post thousands of selfies all over the internet, in a bid to receive attention and be compared to others doing the same thing. Online dating becomes a competitive process of attempting to procure the most popular person or the most msgs to an Inbox. And I think most damaging of all, it distracts people from finding growth and achievement by failing to reach for ideals beyond just these two things.
I've been doing a lot of internal processing lately, and this subject has come for me, hence my various competing thoughts on the subject. But I'm interested in how others view this too.