Sex and hippies, as subjects, naturally
seem to go together. Whether we're discussing nudity in general,
uninhibited sex and more, a person can't think of hippies and not
eventually turn his/her mind to free love and flower power.
Some history about hippies might help.
In our history there have been groups of nature worshippers, nudists,
hippies, vegetarians, health conscious yoga stretching free love people,
and all the cliché exchanges people make about hippies.
concept of "Free Love" as expressed by hippies, didn't
just appear overnight. It's a philosophy with roots deep in
human consciousness. It just needs a little encouragement to
surface. And that encouragement appeared in the 1960s in the
form of new knowledge about human sexuality, "the
pill", psychedelic drugs, and a counter-culture which
rejected the conservative ways and embraced individual
only unnatural sexual act is that which you cannot
perform." - Alfred
a trip down 60's Lane with Hippy.com
To revisit the long form history of
hippies, read this incredibly informative page from the same site,
quoted above. The culmination of data on this topic here is mind
boggling and can certainly change one's perception of the evolution of
the hippy movement. It's a fantastic source.
Roots and the Perennial Subculture
With the idiotic notion that
rock and roll promoted deviant sexual behaviour,
"establishment" geezers let loose on the world of the flower
child, all the hatred for the lack of initiative for freedom in their
own lives. Freud said that we get angry at that which we ourselves
want. The movement of hippies in North America during the 60's and early
70's led the way for many of the new age and health movements we have
Nudism still lingers, bigger
and more naked than ever. Vegetarians still gather at the soy isle
in the whole foods store, but today we have vegans too.
You don't hear much about
hippy sex anymore. HIV and the unsafeness of it has left the idea
of sexual freedom out in the cold without a condom. Pairing off
seems to have taken a decidedly sharp upturn for hippies of both the
past and present, allowing the lifestyle and subculture aspects of being
a hippy without jeopardizing their health.
The Summer of Love is over.
We'll never see anything like that again. Hopefully our future
doesn't dim the light of Hippidom too much.