Friday, 3 September 2010
Nobody likes to think of themselves as a prude; but most people are. The mistake they make is to think that 'prudishness' is a state of mind that applies to their own sexual life -- 'you call me prudish; but you wouldn't call me that, if you only saw what I and my husband/wife get up to of a summer's night!' That's not it, though. Prudishness is a function of how we relate to other peoples' sexual life. If thinking about people with tastes very different to yours having sex raises even the slightest 'yuck!' in your inner sanctum of consciousness, then you're a prude.