That must be because alongside all the sex positivity is another message: you are inadequate and wrong. Natsal is British in focus, but some of its findings are reflected globally: worldwide, we are having less sex less frequently and are more upset about it. We like to use sex as a mirror of an era, and to make judgments accordingly. Ancient Greece gave us the origins of the names and concepts for homosexuality, homophobia and nymphomania, as well as narcissism and pederasty. Sex and power have come together to positive effect elsewhere, with the last couple of years of the MeToo movement. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. No wonder they see a bed and want only to sleep in it.