Comparative Study

| Published: March 23, 2017

When Dress Code Becomes Sex Code

Jeny Rapheal

Higher secondary School Teacher & Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.151/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.151


The paper introduces a new concept called ‘sex-code’ which is highly subjective and quite personal. Testosterone level, sexual curiosity, age, moral/cultural inhibitions etc– all take part in determining the compendium of sex codes for a particular individual. One symbol, mannerism or image can act as a code of sex for some but need not be so for many others. In the modern world adolescent sex curiosity is capable of transcending moral, cultural inhibitions and anything in the class room can serve as a sex-code for him including the physical appearance of the teacher. The past studies substantiate that curiosity especially sexual curiosity is not different from fundamental basic drives of human beings and it is capable of disrupting intellectual, emotional, social equilibrium in the person subjected to it. Thus sex curiosity can emerge as a hindrance in effective learning.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017