According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,266,800 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2011 – about 0.94% of adults in the U.S. resident population.
This is about 1% of the US population is actively IN PRISON.
Additionally, 4,814,200 adults at year-end 2011 were on probation or on parole. In total, 6,977,700 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2011 – about 2.9% of adults in the U.S. resident population.
A 2014 report published by the National Research Council asserts that the prison population of the United States “is by far the largest in the world. Just under one-quarter of the world’s prisoners are held in American prisons.
Nearly 3% of the US population ON CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISION.
Here’s an info graphic:
…. All because we have issues recognizing society NEEDs to change with laws regarding sexuality and nudity, and here’s why:
The laws aren’t controlling ‘the problem’
Our religious leaders recognize it’s a problem:
And finally. the real telling sign:
I’m impotent. Meaning – I am shooting blanks.
Meaning – I am unable to have children by use of my penis.
This has been something I have known since I was 18 when I first tried having children.
It’s been a major contribution to my three failed marriages.
To me, sex and masturbation – has always been an expression of pleasure for me and the woman(women) I am with, for entertainment, and a chance to explore physical contact and intimacy.
I wasn’t ‘abused’ when I was young. But I remember taking showers with my parents when I was very young – 5 years old.
That stopped the moment I asked about the differences.
But lately, with seeing the increasing rules regarding the increased criminalization of something I absolutely love – physical contact and intimacy for the sake of pleasure.
I can’t help but think.
“Am I in hell?”
The society wrapped around me has kicked me to the street after busting my ass for 30 years doing something I enjoyed, albeit I was done with doing it like I was, but now wish I could take the knowledge and science and information I had learned and live a fantasy life.
But to be clear – I wasn’t scraping by, I had friends, It brought an income, and with that, I was able to date. To have intimate relationships, to not wake up alone, in a comfortable bed, and to roll over in the middle of the night and look at someone I loved – if only to whisper “I love you.”
Sure, I am less stressed now. And spend a great deal of time doing absolutely nothing.
But this isn’t me. Sometimes it is. But not always.
I started masturbating when I was 8 years old.
There was one teacher in particular I thought was gorgeous at 12 years old, who I WISHED I could have had sex with.
I had my first sexual experience when I was 14, with a 17 year old.
I had sex with my second wife on the beach of Catalina
You see, sexuality and nudity have defined me and have been an ever present and fun part of my life.
Yet this society around me wants to make the human body into something that HAS to be clothed to be seen in public.
UNLIKE how we were born which was nude.
The human body’s been demonized.
Now here’s the thing.
We live in a consumer based economy.
Right now, we’re running down the slippery slope of making our sexuality illegal because it seems to be more profitable that way.
That’s robbing us of our humanity.
This is blind capitalism gone completely awry, focused on predictable revenue, without realizing that we’re going to quit contributing to society when all our pleasures have been commodotized.
Personally, I think we need to rewrite sex laws altogether and take a VERY HARD LOOK at ourselves, ethically and morally, and quit labeling the acts based on PRIOR BROKEN PROGRAMMING.
Why is sex tourism booming overseas, particular for children?
What would happen if we took sex laws completely off the book, with the exception given towards IT MUST BE CONSENSUAL?
What would happen if we not just ALLOWED nudity and sex acts in public, but ENCOURAGED IT?
COULD WE mold a VERY SEXUAL AND SHARED society to be classy and sophisticated AND SHARING with THE CHILDREN without RESORTING to animalistic behavior?
And dare I ask: COULD WE as a society EMBRACE the potential commercialization and revenue streams from ALTERNATE REALITIES and ALTERNATE TIMELINES who have chosen to take a more conservative and more controlling stance on their sexuality?
What products and services would be created if there were no sex laws?
What would TV and movies look like if we maintained intelligence and sophistication and style yet had a very open and sexual and frequently nude basis for our entertainment?
What would happen with our relationships with between ages if there were no laws regarding sexuality?
Could we maintain our timeline AND reform the existing system to help the priests and leaders LOOK GOOD because they knew this was coming?
I will be completely honest.
This makes me uncomfortable because it’s just out of my nature to do something like this to begin with. Even talking about it is rough, because it actually steps over my own personal lines I’ve crossed.
But for some reason.
It just seems like the right thing to at least open the conversation about.
And discuss if it’s something that WE should DO….
On a final note. if we had holodecks. or holographic entertainment. AT LEAST this would give us a PLACE where this stuff could be done IN PRIVATE and BEHAVIORALLY MONITORED.
And for me, to go out to a bar or nightclub and to see this…
Even as a homeless guy with no money, I might be inclined to head out and have a drink if this is what I saw at the local watering hole!