Last post we discussed when someone told me that a picture I used looked like “hookers in a limo.” I hadn’t intended that reaction, but the fact that the photo produced it works out perfect, because it allows us to talk about all the crazy, irrational dogma about sex.
When my friend said the pic looked like hookers in a limo, my response was, “What’s wrong with hookers in a limo? If they’re out celebrating a birthday, good for them.”
Yet obviously even the term “hookers” isn’t very complimentary. It’s used often to denigrate sex workers. And when we say, “hookers in a limo,” now we can tarnish both sex workers and rich people.
Perhaps you follow a Holy book that condemns prostitution. That’s certainly your right. But I don’t think that takes you any closer to spirituality and enlightenment, and we can make the argument it takes you further from them. Like a lot of things, organized religion has created a lot of doctrines and dogmas around sex. Doctrines and dogmas most often serve to stymie critical thinking, create division, and foster judgment of others. And that’s certainly the case with organized religion and sex.
When we as people (or as religions and governments) interfere or judge non-victim transactions between two consenting adults, we have left the arena of prosperous thinking. (And please note the very important consideration of consent, age of consent, and no trafficking involved.) Some people use their physical abilities to earn a living playing basketball. Others use their abilities to be physical therapists. And yet others use their physical abilities to be sex workers. In each case, this is prosperity in action, because it’s a fair exchange of value, beneficial for both parties. Can we just let go of all the judgment?
Please let me know your thoughts below. And then on the next post, I want to continue the discussion, share something that may shock a considerable number of you.