While sex used to be a more taboo topic, and women who have casual sex have been shamed, that’s been changing quite drastically over the past years. More and more young people are embracing a variety of sexual expressions, and women are being more vocal and outspoken about their sex lives.
While similar terms like “slut” have a negative connotation, more and more women are embracing the term “thot.” This term has been popularized by hip hip artists like Megan Thee Stallion. There’s even a new hookup app, simply called Thots, empowering people everywhere to have more casual sex.
“I’ve been using it since I started writing songs and I’ve been using it online and I just started using it in real life, too,” Megan said of the word she’s become known for. “You know, if we call ourselves a slut, it’s like, we’re shaming ourselves. And I’m like, I am a slut. That’s who I am.”
But, as sex becomes less and less taboo, these words are also becoming more popular because they’re a way of expressing your sexuality in sexcercise a positive way. It’s something that the media doesn’t portray often enough, and as the world continues to evolve, it’s something that young women are embracing.
“People that say things like ‘thot’ are embracing and acknowledging the fact that it is, in fact, a sexual desire for a man and a woman,” Megan Thee Stallion explained.
“It’s not a bad thing, it’s actually very empowering. We’re able to say we’re comfortable in that space, and we’re not ashamed of our sexual desires. We’re comfortable with it.”
Why is the term “thot” becoming more popular?
A lot of young women are embracing this term, and there are a lot of different reasons. For some it may be because they’re curious about what sex is like, while others are seeking more sexual freedom.
But, if you’re wondering why it’s becoming more popular, then there are a couple of reasons.
One of the most important is a cultural change that the word “slut” has created.
“We live in a culture where, if you’re a young woman and you’re having sex, then you’re either a slut or you’re not a woman,” Alexis said. “It’s just so much more freeing to call it thot and just be like, ‘Yeah, I’m a thot.’
“I think that’s a really powerful thing. It’s empowering. I think it’s really freeing for girls and for women to be like, ‘Yeah, I’m a thot.'”
Another reason is because society is getting more open about sex.
“It’s getting really open, really quick,” Megan said. “When you look at all of these artists right now, they’re just talking about everything. They’re not talking about anything sexual or anything negative about that.
“There’s just a lot of people that have been trying to talk about things, and even though the culture is getting a lot more open about sex, society is still trying to protect a lot of our women’s sexuality, so they’re being more outspoken and people are more open about it.”
How is our society changing its views on sex?
Alexis said that she’s seen a lot of women embrace this word, especially young women, who feel more comfortable embracing their sexuality because they’re more open about it.
“I think a lot of younger people are becoming comfortable with this, and it’s just more of a sign that we are in a positive time.”
As the culture becomes more open about sex, it’s normalizing it more. And as the conversation about sex continues to evolve, so does our culture.