When my husband and I launched Salsa Sexy, we chose the name to represent an individual finding passion for wellness. Salsa represents spicy, hot, positive endeavors related to health, food, beauty (inner and outer) and wellness. And sexy as Webster’s dictionary defines it: generally attractive or interesting. The Salsa Sexy brand and lifestyle reflects these feelings and attributes. Also, we strive to help people feel good about themselves and yes, sexy! Sexy isn’t necessarily focused just on the outside, people need to feel good on the inside first to feel happy, healthy and sexy.
Recently my husband and I put a “Salsa Sexy: Lose Weight. Have Fun. Live Positively.” decal on our car with the website address: www.salsasexy.com. Our homeowner’s association sent us a letter that said, “Sexy is offensive to some of the neighbors in a community that prides itself on moral values.” They went on to provide a definition of sexy using the word “erotic” as the meaning of “sexy.”
Laughable as this may be, I never imagined that in this day and age when prime time hit television shows like “Glee” push the needle on controversy with scantly clad teenagers displaying all types of in-your-face sexual content that simple words like “sexy” could get people’s undies in a twist. In case you are not familiar with “Glee,” USA Today’s October 13, 2010 article outlined a racy episode, “A girl-on-girl scene that included cheerleaders Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) lying together in bed and sharing ‘sweet lady kisses’. The scene, which came just after the opening credits, included Santana kissing Brittany’s neck as the two rolled around on a bed, with Santana saying: ‘It’s a nice break from all that scissoring,’ a slang term for a lesbian sexual position.” Now, I’d say this is quite erotic for prime time television.
But isn’t our society a bit hypocritical? Top rated television tends to be very racy. And my research shows that true sexually related content is top on the internet. Jerry Ropelato’s 2005 article “discovered a list of the top 20 search terms as of 1999-2001 compiled by the Web research firm Alexa. The number one term, ‘sex,’ was used in 0.3 percent of searches, or one in 300. Number four was ‘porn,’ number thirteen was ‘nudes,’ number fifteen was ‘XXX,’ and number nineteen was ‘Playboy.’”
Additionally, Cecil Adams’ article gave further insights about pornography on the web. He said, “The statistics are truly staggering. According to compiled numbers from respected news and research organizations, every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography. Every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography. In that same second 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines. Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the U.S. ”
Interestingly his research showed that women were researching for sex on the internet just as much as men. Even more enlightening, he found that total of 40 million U.S. adults regularly visit pornography websites and 47% of Christians said pornography is a major problem in the home. (I had to throw in the religious stat because some folks that try to claim moral superiority due to their religion tend to hide behind it.)
If the word “sexy” makes you feel that uncomfortable, I really wonder if it has more to do with the fact that you don’t feel attractive yourself. I’m no psychologist but I often see patterns of projection, when a person is uncomfortable with themselves, they distract by projecting their discomfort onto other people or ideas.
Because of all this sexy foolishness, I’m even more determined to start a Salsa Sexy revolution. Every person deserves to feel appealing and attractive. And not to mention that sexy is also in the form of behaviors. Such as when a person gets up from the seat of the train to allow the eight month pregnant lady to sit down, that’s an appealing, attractive behavior. Or when at a party where you don’t know many people or speak the same language and someone goes out of their way to include you, that’s kind, appealing and downright sexy behavior.
So join me in the Salsa Sexy revolution! Put your sexy stake in the ground and join our community to get Salsa Sexy to lose weight, have fun and live positively. We are here to promote holistic health, wellness, diet and fitness so you can scale the zenith of your life. Get Salsa Sexy! Yeaah baby.
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