America is a nation obsessed with sex. Not with freedom, fast food, or the right to bear arms, but with sex and sexual propriety. Every day, politicians and businesses are debating what we do with our bodies, contraception, sex education in schools and the relative rights of homosexuals and heterosexuals. As a nation, the United States has an embedded concept of a normal sex life, and we often measure ourselves—and others—against that concept.
This presents more questions than answers: What is it about America that makes us so interested in other people’s nocturnal adventures? Is there such thing as normal sexuality, and is it healthy to teach our young people about sex from this perspective?