Google defines the sexual revolution as “the liberalization of established social and moral attitudes toward sex, particularly that occurring in western countries during the 1960s, as the women’s liberation movement and developments in contraception instigated greater experimentation with sex, especially outside of marriage.”
Wikipedia defines the sexual revolution as “The sexual revolution, also known as a time of sexual liberation, was a social movement that challenged traditional codes of behavior related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships throughout the Western world from the 1960s to the 1980s. Sexual liberation included increased acceptance of sex outside of traditional heterosexual, monogamous relationships (primarily marriage). The normalization of contraception and the pill, public nudity, pornography, premarital sex, homosexuality and alternative forms of sexuality, and the legalization of abortion all followed.”
In other words, the sexual revolution is rebellion against our Creator’s plan for marriage and family. It’s supporters think that this revolution has been successful, but they are looking at things myopically. Like the drunk who thinks more drinking is solution to his hangover, so baby boomers keep following their lusts in spite of the negative consequences that pursuit of their lusts has brought them.
There are many branches to the tree that is the sexual revolution. Many of them are named in the definitions above, but an important and fundamental one is not: divorce. As for more recent branches that have sprouted we have “SOGI” – that is, sexual orientation and gender identity. Don’t doubt that there will be yet more branches. This pernicious tree grows like a cancer and crowds out all legitimate forms of life.
Marriage is the place for marital intimacies. Period. This is God’s way. Fight God’s ways if you wish, but be aware that things will not go well for you. Rebellion against marriage is like jumping off a tall building in an act of rebellion against nature. Nature will win. Rebellion against nature always ends in disaster. Like all sin, there may be pleasure in the moment, but the negative consequences will eventually come…having greater effect and lasting far longer.
The sexual revolution will ultimately destroy every nation that practices it. God’s way is marriage. Honor marriage and you honor God. Be aware that you are raising your children in a society where only a minority of people believe this.