Here’s the New York Times article about this question in todays news on Friday May 6, 2015:
What are my thoughts about this? I do want to know yours too and for now I’ll share mine. I think the United States has major issues around sex. I think religion has had it’s controls in place on women, at least in the faith I was raised in that taught me the Virgin Mary was the woman to live up to. The control began with that teaching and the fact that mum’s the word was basically the situation around sex when I was young. No one talked about. There was no education on getting to know my body and there was certainty no direction or teaching about my feminine form in how it related to sex and pleasure.
Now that I am no longer under the control of other people’s thought, I’ve come to discover that women have an unclaimed and unhonored gift and it does revolve around their sexuality and their bodies. Call me naive but I didn’t catch onto that even while men made sexual advancements to me. That’s because women are not told that they have this power of sexuality and therefore many don’t use it. In fact, our government decided it was illegal if a woman used their gift of arousing men as a profession and yet it’s a gift a women possesses. Why would it be a problem if she got paid for bringing pleasure to a man? Or vice versa?
Why do we make it BAD? We all arrived here through an act of sex and yet its illegal unless under specified conditions of societal standards? Really? Why do we shame our sexuality? And why do we repress a sacred gift women possess if they want to earn money from it?