The sexual revolution came in the 1960s with the concept of “free love” promoted by the hippies. During this time, the knowledge of human sexuality was redefined as the introduction of psychedelic drugs and a counter-culture that rejected traditional ways and upheld individual freedom. It was in this period of history we see nude coeds in the streets. Horny coeds were seen fucking in the streets. Different terms emerged as new activities were developed. Free love was operationalized as sex anywhere, anytime, with anyone and without guilty. Women were liberated because of the introduction of the contraceptive pill. Now they were no longer confined as mothers and wives. This too, gave them greater control over their reproductive functions. They can now engage in coed sex without worrying about the consequences.
In 1948, the release of the Kinsey report opened the minds of many Americans to the diversity of sexual behaviors not only in the United States but also around the world. It was during this time that bisexuals, gays and lesbians were first recognized. According to the report, at that time, 10% of the population was gay. This was the first time that homosexuality was put in the limelight. It was also during this time that a great number of people admitted to masturbating. Sex was at last, a topic to discuss. An advance in the issue of sex came in the 1950s when a clinical study of Human Sexual Responses discussed the topics of vaginal orgasm and pre-come.
These studies paved way for greater expression of sexuality and the experimentation on sensuality and sex as a special component to living life to the fullest. Rock and roll became the language of the revolution as it began expressing the hidden desires of adults and adolescents alike. We will remember that the children of this time were called “baby boomers” and teens, as well as college students were allowed to sexually experiment with people who are their age, other times, older.
In our modern world, it is noted by researchers that another sexual revolution is about to happen. This is what they all as the teen sexual revolution. In 1991, a TV show entitled Doggie Howser, M.D. featured the many issues that an 18-year old needs to face in today’s society. The show, aimed at preteen and teenage kids showed this teenager’s life as he relinquished his virginity. The episode which showed him having sex with his teen college girlfriend also had the highest rating for the season. It seems that even in these times, the effect of the 1960s sexual revolution is still very much felt. Evidently, baby boomers can still be found today, and they take their forms as teenagers.