Slowly We DegeneratePosted in Society on January 31st, 2016
As I’ve said before, most changes in any society are entropic, not progressive. This is because entropic forces acting in a society are a phenomenological forces stemming from the entire society’s statistical tendency to increase its entropy.
And, as odd as it may sound to many people, nothing exemplifies this degenerative process more clearly and overtly than eroticism, what is erotic, and to what lengths women must got to in order to be erotic.
At one time, admitted a time before even my time and I’m far from young, black lingerie was enough. A women simply choosing black lingerie over white, beige, or “nude” was more than sufficient for the needs of eroticism. Indeed, it was generally considered, in the absence of specific fashion needs at that moment, that black lingerie was clear signal that sex was definitely in the offing.
But no longer! It’s been sometime since the mere color of woman’s lingerie was a significant factor in her perceived eroticism. Society essentially desexualized that in the course of its process towards greater and greater chaos and entropy.
Because, of course, just because society deprecated the eroticism and signalling of Black lingerie doesn’t mean that society lost the need and desire for such eroticism and signals of sexual intent. It just meant that women had to go some other and greater extent to provide such.
An example of this other and greater extent to which women had to go was the thong, T-back, or “butt floss.” For a while, more than 20 years ago now, thongs were the epitome of eroticism and sexual signalling. Many women didn’t even care if a T-back was comfortable to wear because, as they blunted stated, they didn’t expect to be wearing them for very long.
And yet, thongs too became desexualized and now many women wear “butt floss” as their daily or, at least, regular choice in underwear with no expectation of specific eroticism or thought that they would be engaging in sex in the immediate future.
And, to further the march towards degeneration and dissolution, we now have a growing movement to Free The Nipple. So we have a growing number of society who’re actively trying to bypass the desexualization of women’s lingerie and go straight to desexualizing naked breasts.
Already, we have a fairly large and growing number of women turning to each other to get the sexual attention they desire. And, let us not forget that there’s movement to make pole dancing a Olympic sport.
And yet, no matter what becomes passÃ©, society will find something else, something more extreme or overt, to be the new for the moment hyper-sexualized thing because sex is key to society and that isn’t going to change unless our very biology changes. What was taboo will become titillating, and then trite, only to be replaced by the next step in the spiral.
What is worse is that I don’t shudder to think what will come next; I shudder to think how those that come after me will deride and mock me for shuddering at it.