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Friday, June 29, 2007

Dr. J’s Declaration of Sexual Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The Declaration of Independence

As we here in the U.S. get ready to celebrate July 4th, I can’t help but ponder those weighty words above–-and of course, I feel compelled to add women to that very important and eloquent equation. I’ve often wondered: what if the writers of the Declaration of Independence considered sexuality as an unalienable right? They might have included our right to the pursuit of sexual happiness, including:
• freedom to pursue mutually satisfying sex (put on that lingerie, break out the lube and work it, girl!)
• freedom to pursue sexual knowledge in all its manifestations (what would all the 12-year-old boys have done without Playboy, Oui, etc.)
• freedom to have sexual thoughts and fantasies (they belong to you, and no one can take them away)
• freedom to identify with whatever gender or nongender works for us (macho truck drivers who like to knit: step out from behind those tired old clichés and into the Authentic You)
• freedom of sexual self-determination (I want what I want when I want it!)
• freedom from persecution, condemnation, discrimination, or societal intervention in private sexual behavior (can’t we all just get along and let each other be happy? Vibrators are STILL illegal in Texas!)
• freedom to have nonjudgmental sexual health care (when you absolutely, positively need a doctor who understands your devotion to patent leather pumps!)
• freedom to control reproduction (will we EVER have a male birth control pill?!!!#@@#$##$#$)
• freedom from political, legal or religious interference in sexual expression (until that day comes, I guess that’s what Showtime and HBO are for, right?)

And finally, the recognition that our society needs to have mechanisms in place whereby the opportunities for socio-sexual activities are made available to the following: disabled persons; chronically ill persons; those incarcerated in prisons, hospitals or institutions; those disadvantaged because of age, lack of physical attractiveness, or lack of social skills; the poor and the lonely.

I’m sure you can all find something on the above list that pertains to you and your life, so here’s to you: Happy Sexual Independence Day!

The barbeque is already heating up and the Mai Tais are chilled and waiting on the bar, so it’s time for your friendly neighborhood Dr. J to head off for yet another celebration. For now I want each of you to go out and exercise your own individual unalienable Right to pursue your particular Happiness. See you in two weeks!

With Pleasure,

Dr. J


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