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
- Alfred Kinsey
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 today.
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
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.
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.