But that's not true at all.Leviathan902 said:Then main point of the article is that on AVERAGE, for MOST people in MOST cultures the world over, people are less comfortable about sex in group environments than they are violence.nuttshell said:That's exactly what I was thinking. This article is probably giving more information on the author's psyche than intended.theSteamSupported said:I find it interesting that you mention how being aroused among others is more taboo than being grossed out among others.
It all depends on context, this is not a rule. Millions of people watched Oh, Calcuta together (a play in which every actor is naked). Yes, been aroused in front of your mom is weird but if you are comfortable with sex scenes you won't be aroused while watching it with your mom. You will be if watching with your loved one, sipping a wine. With my mom on my side I would just remember the name of the film for future reference.
Context is everything.
With a quick pool around my office (50 people or so) I asked what they would prefer to watch: a very good fight scene or a very good sex scene?
Most would prefer a sex scene because they are more rare.
In Asia they talk a lot about it and really go into the realm of fetishes, perversions and fixations, but it is prohibited to show genitalia.
In Africa there are numerous cultures that see sex in a very different, crude way, (including collective rape as a girl initiation).
IN Brasil, nudity and seduction are quite common in TV shows.
In Europe, the erotic is much more prevalent in art than violence.
Even in US, the exploration of the female body is as common as violence. Americans just don't like to see people doing it, but they are quite comfortable with sexist innuendo (very present in Brasil, too).
The only true generalism here is that the issue is very problematic for american audiences. More so than in other countries.
BUT IT IS OK! THIS IS A CULTURAL THING AND NOT A FLAW OF CHARACTER.
With globalization, those kind of biases are more explicit, and it will generate some conflict and naturally change with time. Because all cultures like sex equally, they only deal with it in different ways.