I don't understand it. This ad is for jeans ^^
Well...I guess I do. Sex sells.
As I scrolled through Instagram and Facebook yesterday morning, I saw a ton of motivational posts (thank you for all of those), but I also saw lots of half-naked women and men as "motivation" for people to get in the gym. See above.
Hmmm...so a woman holding her bikini top on (it was untied) is going to be motivation for me to get into the gym? To me, I think, "Great...another beautiful woman, standing in a provocative pose, looking how I'll never look (unless I get a boob job and grow 3-5 inches), and for men, a sex object."
That isn't motivation. Not for me anyways.
I don't understand how our world is so sex-driven! Everything we see or hear or talk about often has some sort of sexual innuendo or is flat-out about sex. There's nothing sacred about it anymore.
I was reading an article the other day where it said dating used to be about getting to know the person, their intricacies, how they operate and think, how they feel, their wants and desires for their lives. But now, it's about how fast they can get into each other's pants. For pete's sake, there are apps that are basically hook-up sites!!
What in the world?! How have we allowed ourselves to stoop so low?!
I am truly speechless when it comes to where our priorities lie. It isn't on getting to know the other person. It isn't about whether you are going to be compatible long term. It's whether your sex drive is going to match with theirs. It's whether they're going to get naked for you quicker than the next girl (or guy).
Yes...I'm going provocative today. I will not apologize for that. I can't say that I've always felt this way, and I can't say that I was always this outspoken about it. But I do now, and I am now.
Stop and think about what we're doing to one another. Ladies, is that all you really are? A sex object? Do you think that dressing provocatively, sending naked pictures, having sex before you're ready is how your self-worth is determined? I can promise you this...IT ISN'T.
If a guy that you're interested in walks away because you won't have sex with him on his terms, GOOD. You are better off for it! I don't know about you, but I was sick and tired of being used for one thing...SEX.
Let's stop this madness. Value yourself. Value your body. Value your worth.
You are worth so much more than a sex object for men. You are beautiful. You are powerful. You are strong. Own it. With your clothes on.
And men, this applies to y'all too. Value women. For more than just what they can offer you in the bedroom (or elsewhere). But value yourselves too.
I love y'all. I'm thankful for each and every one of you who keep coming back to check out what I'm saying.
Have an awesome week! Send me some prayers please, because this week is going to be a trying one!
With love and wellness,