Kansas is a very conservative state. Wichita is a bastion of conservatism and even those who believe they have rejected the conservative culture, such as the stifling religion that dominates the politics of this town, old habits die hard.
Many Kansas cities are more liberal than Wichita, including Lawrence. Even Hutchinson is a little less conservative than Wichita, and I do say “a little.” There were two small lakes where people skinny dipped in Lawrence, Lake Henry and Bromelsick. Sexuality was much less repressed than it is here in Wichita.
Lately I’ve been thinking about the sexual freedom I had for the six years I lived in Lawrence and how that freedom is completely gone from Wichita. If I want to see a naked woman here, there are only the strip clubs—nothing else.
For now there is nothing I can do. During the summer, I can go to other places, but for now, I’m stuck in Wichita.