When we talk about sex, we’re actually talking about baseball. Confused?
Think about terms/phrases like ‘score’ or ‘getting to first base’..
It all makes sense now, doesn’t it.
Baseball has been for long used as a metaphor for sexual activity. In the following TED Talk, educator Al Vernacchio explains why this metaphor is harmful for sex education, why a better metaphor is needed; a better metaphor like pizza.
After all this is a video about sex, baseball and pizza; it’s definitely worth your while.
- Ideas about sex and the way it is spoken of are deep rooted, influenced by media and pop culture.
- We as a society use these terms unconsciously. We are conditioned to think of sex a sport where dominance, power play and victory play a role.
- Any change in a positive direction will be a gradual process through conscious efforts.