The limits of sexuality
Should we eradicate sexuality from our public live
18th March 2021
In the 21st century sexuality is more explicit than it has ever been and most see sexuality as central to who they are. Yet we increasingly seek to eradicate sexuality from our public lives. Most no longer think flirting acceptable in the workplace, and the rise of dating apps has made sexual advances in bars and clubs less common.
Should we see sexuality as irrelevant to our everyday lives, and regard it as a realm best isolated from our work and friendship groups? Or are our sexual desires the key to our identity, and attempts to remove it from the rest of our lives a repression of our true selves?
Award-winning author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, writer and feminist Mikki Kendall, spokesperson for the English Collective of Prostitutes Nikki Adams, and novelist Oliva Fane debate the limits of sexuality. Rana Mitter hosts.