Has the internet and sexual-related discussions brought out the worse of the nature in both genders?

I have an idea that part of the reason for some men and some women hating each other is brought on by the internet.

First, before the internet was popular there were few limited places to view or have frank discussions of the sexuality topic. For watching it you only had print magazines or videos and there was less universal access to this material. For discussion, that was only limited to closer family members (intermediate and closer aunts/uncles) or with authority and it was also limited to less frequency.

Now more "regular" people of mixed-gender company have open or casual conversations about sexuality things on public websites, let alone that watching it has become more available. Men and women openly make comments online about being horny or sexually-attracted to women in explicit manners and have permission to be generally vulgar or something otherwise I don't know what words much. But my conclusion is that it had a change effect on how the "normal" men and women perceive each other as a gender.

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Most Helpful Girls

  • I'd say it's good that these discussions happen out in the light of day because we get to have important conversations that protect people's healthy and mental well-being. When I was a child, no one remotely talked to me about sex until 5th grade. I had already been violated by kindergarten. I was 4, my cousin was 8, and it wasn't discussed after the sick bastard was reported. We now get to have discussions about consent and bodily autonomy, and when and how to come forward fearlessly. We get to embrace and learn to love ourselves knowing that we aren't some dirty secret, but innocent and definitely not alone. I don't see it as a problem. Open communication about sexuality is VERY important. Don't believe me? Ask Elizabeth Smart.

    • Thanks for MHO! I know this wasn't the original intention of your post, but I wanted to comment just the same. It's important people understand why we need to be able to have candid discussions, even online

  • I couldn't agree more. Having more of an outlet to discuss things you might not feel comfortable talking about with people IRL is one thing and might also hello people learn to be more comfortable.
    But some people use those discussions to hit on, flirt, send dirty texts or pics
    Just because answered a sexuality question doesn't mean I want to sex text with strangers-I don't. Doesn't mean I want pics of some strangers dick-I don't.
    I don't understand why people think it's okay to do that even when you express you don't want that. People are taking it too far. Discussions are one thing, the rest save it for someone IRL or least someone who's okay with that 🤷

Most Helpful Guys

  • You are so right - You are 28 so I would probably say you have known nothing but the internet your whole life - I will so be 51 probably spent the first 20 to 25 years without any real access to the internet - There was times when there was some polarisation in society but nothing like today and as you surmise I agree that the internet is the gasoline on the fire on the underlying factors whether man/woman, right/left, conservative/liberal, religions , lifestyles. Somewhere along the line we get warriors on both sides "This is MY VIEW, MY VIEW, MY VIEW" so both sides are doing this convinced that whoever shouts the loudest and longest will win while rational debate has retired and gone fishing a long time ago.

  • The anonymity of internet posting enables anger people to post their unfit angry opinions. But it has also informed and empowered many marginalized groups. On the whole it's a huge net positive. That's why repressive regimes worldwide are disconnecting. #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo are two examples.

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  • It only expose what was already there to begin with. People lack a lot of self awareness. I knew about most this for years.

  • In the 90's people were a bit more innocent and sweet if I remember correctly.

    • I longingly wish that I was born earlier so I was a teen or younger adult no later than the 90s. God owes me for a wasted life.

  • It brings out the cowards too but nothing can be done because they all post anonymously.

  • I have read more explicit things and have confessed to things I woukd have done
    Always enjoyed sex but been quiet about liaisons

  • I don’t know, I have actually learned something here. Though I don’t know if I will ever use it.

  • I think so. And with that amount of anonymity/separation, people will say anything with no filter.

  • absolutely, but here it's much worse than any other aocial media platform, gag users are so goddamn conservative it's sickening

    • How so or in what way? Conservative politics or conservative about sex?

  • I think the internet, in this sense, has become a product of a society that’s so wrapped up in false propriety by past puritanical patriarchal upbringing that makes it difficult to live in a world of healthy sexual attitudes and open conversations, especially involving consent.

  • This is not a "it depends" answer. It really does go both ways. Accurate discussions about sex can be useful and helpful. But there are those who use anonymity to act out their own sociopathy. On the balance, it is good.

  • Yeah, women have easier access to attractive guys and men just ended up having it harder.

    I think back then was the best, without social media

  • Nope only 1

  • The sexes have always hated each other

  • Absolutely

  • definitely

  • Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
    Adolf Hitler
    top paid news anchor is $40 million to read a teleprompter. Please google for source. Its the news and media tearing us apart. They prey on our emotions to get us to watch to sell ads to get paid the $40 million.

  • definitely.

  • The cat's out of the bag now, but it's not like these conflicts never existed before.

  • I’d say online dating more than the internet or discussions