As unfortunate as it is, through a combination of decades and decades of gender oppression, general psychological and social conditioning, and sexist discourse, when it comes to having a sexual encounter, women have more to lose. Aside from the physical act of submission that is inherent in the way men and women’s bodies are shaped, a woman is also made to bear children, the ultimate consequence of sex. Yes, consequence, not blessing. Men do not physically feel the weight of that potential effect. Additionally, women are made to feel that they need to guard their bodies, that increased sexual activity decreases their worth as a potential partner or wife, whereas men have been encouraged to sleep with whomever, however they want. It’s a dumb double-standard, but it exists. Women are supposed to be untouched, or at least appear untouched, while also appearing hyper-sexualized. Hopefully through continuing efforts in the feminist movement, improvements in accessibility and affordability of birth control and drastic changes in discourse, women will be just as free to express their sexuality as men, but as of this moment in time, that is not the case. And so, in consenting and enjoying having sex with you, hypothetical person, I, a female-bodied person, unfortunately have more at stake, and more potential consequences.
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