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Today's society and or generation is overly sexualized.

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Disclaimer : Regardless of the setup for voting win or lose, The aim of this interaction, Is for those that view it, Learn and or take away anything that will amount to any constructive value ultimately. So that counts as anything that'll cause one to reconsider an idea, Understand a subject better, Help build a greater wealth of knowledge getting closer to truth. When either of us has accomplished that with any individual here, That's who the victor of the debate becomes.

Perhaps non controversial. I'll be attempting to add this to the forum.

Round 1
Pro
#1
Today's society is overly sexualized.

Several points to make. Starting with the first four.

1. Women on average tend to wear more and more revealing clothing and tight clothing typically to make out the buttocks area.

2. Easy readily excess to explicit content in multiple mediums.

3. Extending sexual behaviors beyond sexual intercourse such as oral sex, anal sex, use of sexual toys, scatology, the use of any bodily part for sexual stimulation.

4. Through t.v., movies, media, less and less restraint on sexual matters, more explicit, less sexual innuendos but more coarse.

But no doubt that just about everywhere you look particularly in the north western hemisphere, sexual depiction is at the forefront in media, advertising, in how clothes are designed typically for women .

Fifty to sixty years ago, there was more modest apparel. Things were left more to the imagination. I saw in the news one of the cast members from an old sitcom from the fifties just passed on. 

If I could ask her what she thought about 2024 compared to 1954 in what she wore then and the changes now, I'd be all ears .

This type of clothing where you can make out every curve, crevice, bust , where as with dresses that would extend out to not be so revealing, extraordinary contrast.

Honorable bonus points:

-Bodily augmentation
-sexual appliances, toys, extensions of sexual intercourse by the following:

-any bodily part stimulated for sexual gratification
-oral sex
-anal sex/scatophilia


All this is pretty much the result or ramifications of an overly sexualized society.

Con
#2
I assume that by overly sexualized, my opponent means sexualized in an amount which is harmful or more than sufficient.
Overly definition:
excessively,
excessively definition:
"to a greater degree or in greater amounts than is necessary, normal, or desirable"

Lets see if sexualization is normal.

"Growth and development are continuous processes, which bring a change in an individual, every moment. Development of sexuality starts as early as in intrauterine life following conception and continues through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood till death.[1] During infancy, there is no awareness of gender. The child acknowledges its gender in early childhood as early as by 3 years. Self-awareness about sexuality (gender role, gender identity) evolves during the childhood.[2] Biological research evidences are suggestive of the definite role of androgens in deciding the gender sensitive roles and gender-specific behaviors.[2] Adolescence is a phase of transition during which major developments of sexuality takes place. Puberty is reached during adolescence, which is a major landmark in the development of sexuality. The hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis function is highly essential for the sexual development during puberty."

"Adolescence can be broadly divided into three stages: Early (10–13 years), middle (14–16 years), and late (17–19 years). Physical changes start in early adolescence, where they are very concerned about their body image. During adolescence cognitive development takes place; adolescents develop abstract thinking and reasoning. Emotionally, they develop a sense of identity during late adolescence; social involvement, peer interaction, as well as sexual interest, develop in this phase. Different behavioral experimentation is seen in early adolescence, risk taking in middle adolescence, and later adolescents learns to assess their own risk taking.[3]"

"As per the 2014 data, published by U.S Census Bureau, adolescents (10–19 years of age) count approximately 1.2 billion across the globe.[4] Nearly, 70% of total adolescent (10–19 years of age) population of the world resides in developing countries.[5,6] Developing countries in recent decades are going through a rapid change due to – urbanization, migration, education, and mixing of cultures, which are having a definite impact on the attitude toward sexuality in adolescents."


"The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) revealed that Americans between the ages of 14 and 94 have quite a repertoire. It’s never about just one sex act. In fact, survey respondents reported more than 40 combinations of sex acts. Vaginal intercourse is the most common shared activity, but oral sex and partnered masturbation are also popular."

"According to the same survey of sexual behaviors, approximately 85 percent of men say their partner had an orgasm the last time they had sex. Only 64 percent of women say they had an orgasm during their last encounter.
For men, vaginal intercourse is the type of sex most likely to lead to orgasm.
Women orgasm more often when oral sex or another form of stimulation is included. According to Harvard Medical School, women have varied ways of showing sexual arousal, and there is no “normal” for the female sexual response."

"Approximately 7 percent of females and 8 percent of males identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, according to the NSSHB. However, the number of people who say they’ve had sexual relations with someone of the same gender is higher than that.
Historically, prevailing social attitudes made it difficult for people to identify as gay. However, in recent years, more people who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual have felt inclined to “come out” and speak of their same-sex orientation."

"Children develop at their own rate. Your child may fall outside the normal range of development, but this may be OK.
From birth to 5 years of age, curious children explore their own bodies. By 5 years old, most children ask questions about body parts and functions, gender differences, and where babies come from.
From 6 to 10 years of age, children become modest about their bodies and more curious about adult sexuality. They may begin talking about sex with their peers and engage in some form of masturbation.
With the onset of puberty at 11 or 12 years, children become aware of sexual desires."

"Despite all the talk to the contrary, most teenagers are not having frequent sex. The NSSHB survey asked 17-year-old males if they’d had vaginal intercourse in the previous year. Forty percent said they had, but only 27 percent said they had in the previous three months."

"According to a study commissioned by AARP, people over age 45 say sexual activity is a very important part of their lives and has a direct impact on the quality of their life. Of all study participants, 36 percent reported having sexual intercourse at least once a week. They reported a variety of sexual interests. They also enjoy touching, caressing, and hugging. They like sex and say they would not be pleased to give it up.
Among older Americans who no longer have sexual relations, declining health is a common culprit."

"Lots of people are reluctant to talk candidly about their sexual activities. That’s why real numbers are hard to come by. Suffice it to say that a fair number of us indulge in other sexual behaviors, including:
  • celibacy
  • erotic fantasy or role-playing
  • pornography
  • bondage, domination, and submission
  • anal sex

It all comes down to the personal preferences of consenting adults."

"There was a time, not so long ago, when one simply didn’t discuss sex in polite company. Now it’s hard to avoid the subject. It’s easier than ever to talk about it, ask questions, and seek professional advice. Although once-taboo subjects, people now speak more openly about masturbation, homosexuality, and bisexuality. Still, what people do in the privacy of their own homes and what they will admit to may be two different things.
Don’t worry about measuring up to others. The only measuring standard you need is your own."

"Sex and sexuality are a part of life. Aside from reproduction, sex can be about intimacy and pleasure. Sexual activity, penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI), or masturbation, can offer many surprising benefits to all facets of your life:
  • physical
  • intellectual
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • social

Sexual health is more than avoiding diseases and unplanned pregnancies. It’s also about recognizing that sex can be an important part of your life, according to the American Sexual Health Association."

"This study suggests that sex can be good cardiovascular exerciseTrusted Source in younger men and women. Though sex isn’t enough exercise on its own, it can be considered light exercise.Some of the benefits you can get from sex include:
  • lowering blood pressure
  • burning calories
  • increasing heart health
  • strengthening muscles
  • reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and hypertension
  • increasing libido
People with active sex lives tend to exercise more frequently and have better dietary habits than those who are less sexually active. Physical fitness may also improve sexual performance overall."

"In a study of immunity in people in romantic relationships, people who had frequent sex (one to two times a week) had more immunoglobulin A (IgA) in their saliva. People who had infrequent sex (less than once a week) had significantly less IgA.
IgA is the antibody that plays a role in preventing illnesses and is the first line of defense against human papillomavirus, or HPV.
But those who had sex more than three times a week had the same amount of IgA as those who had infrequent sex. The study suggests that anxiety and stress can possibly cancel out the positive effects of sex."

"Your body releases oxytocin, also called the “love” or “intimacy” hormone, and endorphins during an orgasm. The combination of these hormones can act as sedation.
Better sleep can contribute to:
  • a stronger immune system
  • a longer lifespan
  • feeling more well-rested
  • having more energy during the day."

"Another study shows that sexual activity can provide full or partial relief from migraines and cluster headaches.
Of people who were sexually active during their attacks:
  • 60 percent reported an improvement during a migraine
  • 70 percent reported moderate to complete relief during a migraine
  • 37 percent reported improvement of symptoms in cluster headaches
  • 91 percent reported moderate to complete relief in cluster headaches."
"A recent review found that men who had more frequent penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) had less riskTrusted Source of developing prostate cancer.One study found that men who averaged having 4.6 to 7 ejaculations a week were 36 percent less likely to receive a prostate cancer diagnosis before the age of 70. This is in comparison to men who reported ejaculating 2.3 or fewer times a week on average.
For men, sex may even affect your mortality. One study that had a 10 year follow-up reported that men who had frequent orgasms (defined as two or more a week) had a 50 percent lower mortality risk than those who had sex less often.
Although results are conflicting, the quality and health of your sperm may increase with increased sexual activity, as some research suggests."

"Having an orgasm increases blood flow and releases natural pain-relieving chemicals.
Sexual activity in women can:
  • improve bladder control
  • reduce incontinence
  • relieve menstrual and premenstrual cramps
  • improve fertility
  • build stronger pelvic muscles
  • help produce more vaginal lubrication
  • potentially protect you against endometriosis, or the growing of tissue outside your uterus
The act of sex can help strengthen your pelvic floor. A strengthened pelvic floor can also offer benefits like less pain during sex and reduced chance of a vaginal prolapse. One studyTrusted Source shows that PVI can result in reflexive vaginal contractions caused by penile thrusting.Women who continue to be sexually active after menopause are less likely to have significant vaginal atrophy, or the thinning of vaginal walls. Vaginal atrophy can cause pain during sex and urinary symptoms."

"Sexual activity, with a partner or through masturbation, can provide important psychological and emotional benefits. Like exercise, sex can help reduce stress and anxiety and increase happiness.
StudiesTrusted Source suggest that sexual activity (defined as PVI) may correlate with:
  • increased satisfaction with your mental health
  • increased levels of trust, intimacy, and love in your relationships
  • improved ability to perceive, identify, and express emotions
  • lessened use of your immature psychological defense mechanism, or the mental processes to reduce distress from emotional conflict
At an older age, sexual activity may affect your well-being and ability to think. Research found that sexually active adults between 50 to 90 years old had better memory. They were also less likely to feel depressed and lonely."

"Frequent sexual activity, whether with a partner or alone, can make you look younger. This is partially due to the release of estrogen during sex.
One study found a correlation between frequent sexual activity and looking significantly younger (between seven to 12 years younger). The majority of these individuals were also comfortable expressing their sexuality and sexual identity."

"Sex can help you connect to your partner, thanks to oxytocin. Oxytocin can play a role in developing relationships. You may find that consistent, mutual sexual pleasure helps with bonding within a relationship.
Coupled partners often have increased relationship satisfaction when they fulfill one another’s sexual desires. You may find positive growth in your relationship when you’re able to express yourself and your sexual desires."

"Masturbation can offer many of the same benefits as sex, but also has its own advantages, including:
  • enhanced sex between partners
  • understanding your own body
  • increased ability for orgasms
  • boosted self-esteem and body image
  • increased sexual satisfaction
  • treatment for sexual dysfunction
Masturbation is considered entirely safe and with fewer health risks attached. When practiced alone, there is no risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). According to Planned Parenthood, it increases mental well-being not mental illness or instability like some myths suggest."

"Sex isn’t the only indicator of health or happiness. You can still lead an active and happy life without sex. The benefits of sex come from the feeling of pleasure, which studies show can also come from listening to music, interacting with pets, and having strong religious faith. According to the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, a long-term study of nuns reported that many of them lived well into their 90s and past 100 years old."

"Sex is an important part of life and overall well-being. In relationships, orgasms play a significant part in bonding. Physical and emotional benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, improved self-esteem, and more can come from having sex."

"You can still have similar benefits without sex. Engaging in other pleasurable activities like exercising, interacting with a pet, and having a strong network of friends could potentially offer the same benefits. Sex is just one way of improving your quality of life."

"But if sex is part of your life, due to a relationship or desire, it’s important to be able to communicate and experience sexual satisfaction. You may find relief and an increase in happiness when you take the time to have sex"



1. Women on average tend to wear more and more revealing clothing and tight clothing typically to make out the buttocks area.
Is that a bad thing? Its their choice about their body.

2. Easy readily excess to explicit content in multiple mediums.
Porn is not bad for society. It makes people happy.

3. Extending sexual behaviors beyond sexual intercourse such as oral sex, anal sex, use of sexual toys, scatology, the use of any bodily part for sexual stimulation.
Sexual intercourse is not always good. Some girls dont want sexual intercourse, but are ready to satisfy themselves in other ways.

4. Through t.v., movies, media, less and less restraint on sexual matters, more explicit, less sexual innuendos but more coarse.
Can my opponent explain why is this bad? Current society lives longer and is healthier than any previous society in history.

But no doubt that just about everywhere you look particularly in the north western hemisphere, sexual depiction is at the forefront in media, advertising, in how clothes are designed typically for women .
Women can choose to wear any clothes they want. You dont have to buy what is advertised.

Fifty to sixty years ago, there was more modest apparel. Things were left more to the imagination. I saw in the news one of the cast members from an old sitcom from the fifties just passed on. 
At that time, life expectancy was low.

Honorable bonus points:
-Bodily augmentation
-sexual appliances, toys, extensions of sexual intercourse by the following:
-any bodily part stimulated for sexual gratification
-oral sex
-anal sex/scatophilia
While my opponent does make case for society being sexual, he doesnt make the case for overly sexualized society.
Round 2
Pro
#3
"I assume that by overly sexualized, my opponent means sexualized in an amount which is harmful or more than sufficient."

No it has nothing to do with harm or what is wrong.
This topic is strictly analogous to  "this is the condition and the symptoms that prove it". So my position is we are in an overly sexualized world. If you don't agree with that, we have a debate.

So now we can get down to the symptoms I offered to see if they truly are markers of an overly sexualized reality.

"1. Women on average tend to wear more and more revealing clothing and tight clothing typically to make out the buttocks area."

"Is that a bad thing? Its their choice about their body."

I can't speak whether it is bad. It's not really my contention. Neither is about choice. The appropriate question is WHY? 

Why is this or how is this a representation of over sexualization?

We can keep the questions coming. A woman that  reveals more of her bare body to a heterosexual man is given rise to sexual ity more so now than what it was half a century ago. Of course sexuality existed decades back. But now it has grown to the point that a man doesn't even have to engage physically with a woman to become sexually aroused. Just an instant flash is all which makes credence to the statement nothing is left to the imagination.

"2. Easy readily excess to explicit content in multiple mediums."

"Porn is not bad for society. It makes people happy."

I expect you to come back and argue based on the correct view of my contention. You're still arguing as if my position is on morality and so forth.

"Sexual intercourse is not always good. Some girls dont want sexual intercourse, but are ready to satisfy themselves in other ways."

Do you agree that the inventions of many different sexual appliances and toys are extensions of sexuality?

That mankind has branched out from sexual intercourse as technology became more advanced and as they become more creative, do you follow?

"Can my opponent explain why is this bad? Current society lives longer and is healthier than any previous society in history."

I probably can but the topic is hopefully now been refreshed to you as it is not about good or bad. It is, do we live in an overly sexualized society?

"Women can choose to wear any clothes they want. You dont have to buy what is advertised."

Is this a sign of an overly sexualized society/a society that has gotten further along in ways to catering to sexual provocativeness?


"At that time, life expectancy was low."

So what?

"While my opponent does make case for society being sexual, he doesnt make the case for overly sexualized society."

Well why aren't all the points I made not indicative of sexuality gotten more extreme as the years progressed?
Con
#4
What is your definition of "overly"?

If its not based on harm or based on what is more than necessary, what is it based on?

Just what are you debating here?
Round 3
Pro
#5
"What is your definition of "overly"?"

The term is specially tailored for this context. So it's not a general meaning. 
So it means sexuality that has progressed in every which a way more physically provocative through media, through clothing attire, language, societal norms, more risque, more coarse , no longer a ounce of subtlety. 

Nothing left to imagine.

"If its not based on harm or based on what is more than necessary, what is it based on?"

It's based on the difference of sexual expression today compared to 30-60 years ago. This is why you have to read.

"Just what are you debating here?"

Say it once more.

" the topic is hopefully now been refreshed to you as it is not about good or bad. It is, do we live in an overly sexualized society?"

Con
#6
It's based on the difference of sexual expression today compared to 30-60 years ago. This is why you have to read.
I cant argue with that definition, as its obvious that today's society is more expressing its sexuality.

If thats what you want to debate, you know in advance its not really debatable.
Round 4
Pro
#7
Oh others beg to differ. Others take the position that society is sexually repressed as opposed to overly sexualized.

But I acknowledge your agreement. 

Thanks for participating.
Con
#8
No one can argue that society was more sexual in 1960 than it is now.

Thank you for the debate.