“Don’t you all hate sex?”
We need better words, is the long and short of it. :/ I do wish the author hadn’t set them up as opposites in this article - it’s very good, otherwise, especially the part about being fascinated by sex despite not wanting it. I’m in the same boat where I have books on obscure topics of sexuality, like pirate homosociality and (less obscure but often ignored) sex work. Did I mention I love sex work? It’s fascinating to me.
BACK ON TOPIC, the main problem here is that the author wasn’t being careful in describing the relationship between sex-positive and repulsed, and only mentioned that you can be sex-positive and repulsed in a very cursory, unclear way (being repulsed only when it comes to you personally).
Thanks for the notes. I can try to edit the article to make the connection you’ve mentioned. I honestly wasn’t thinking about that combination when I wrote this. (Which, of course, is the problem… I don’t know everything and can’t know everything, and even if I did, I couldn’t fit it all in and still make sense, so inevitably something will get missed, no matter how hard I try.)
Not a problem! Like aceadmiral and I both said, it’s a great article. To me, it read more like you knew that sex-positive and repulsed weren’t opposites and just didn’t think it needed to be explained — which probably wouldn’t come across to someone who doesn’t already know that. c: