“Human life revolves around sexuality. This has not changed and will not change.” –Sigmund Freud
Sexuality is the central human aspect throughout a person’s life. We have had three sexual revolutions. The first sexual revolution occurred in Europe during the first millennium AD and is associated with the spread of Christianity. It established a unified cultural formula for European sexual behaviour. It markedly changed, above all, the ancient manners and influenced the whole form of marital love.
Today, however, there is a revolution taking place in the family, transformation of intimacy, pluralization of families, extension of reproductive rights (the right not to have a child and artificial insemination), the coming out of homosexuality, recognition of sexual diversity. Looking at the current contradictions of sexuality from a psychological perspective, shifts in the meaning of masculinity and femininity, new subjectivity, tensions between generations, etc. can be considered as the most dramatic challenges for individuals.