twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Has Social Networking Replaced Sex?

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

Bruce Sallan: I just read a provocative New York Times piece by Camille Paglia entitled, "No Sex Please, We're Middle Class," which struck this man as very true and very sad. Have we sunk to androgynous roles as men and women? Are we (you?) having less sex? Are we men falling down on our jobs when it comes to making "it" happen?

social networking man and annoyed woman

Without going into my own bedroom habits (since my wife would NOT appreciate it), I can only speculate about others. And my speculation is, there's much truth in the fact that our lives are so equal, so focused on work and family, that sex often gets put on the back burner -- behind the kids' needs, our social networking, work we take home and more.

I can admit a sordid fact of my own, and that is: My wife is often correctly critical of all the time I spend on the computer. We both dislike using "absolutes," and we both do it way too much. However, while I'm not on the computer "all" the time, I am on it too much of the time. And she's often doing household things that she claims relax her, though afterward she is "always" tired.

I love this quote from Paglia's article: "Meanwhile, family life has put middle-class men in a bind; they are simply cogs in a domestic machine commanded by women. Contemporary moms have become virtuoso super-managers of a complex operation focused on the care and transport of children." While Paglia's ignoring the households wherein dads are the primary caregivers, I think she's right on with that point.

She even claims that contemporary movies and music have diminished the foreplay between us. While she didn't actually use the word "foreplay," I think that was her point. If we just see couples "doing it" and there's no lead-up, no romance, no anticipation -- just sex -- then where's the real heat and anticipation coming from?

But hey, what do I know? I'm just a guy.


next: Grilled Chicken with Sweet Summer Salsa
144 comments so far | Post a comment now
hcg diet March 17, 2011, 5:21 AM

There has to be an easier method to get updates with this webpage without needing to visit on a daily basis?

xxx movie March 17, 2011, 7:31 PM

Thank you for sharing. I wish good work.

Mario Patuel March 18, 2011, 5:37 AM

I dont even knowledge I came, however i believed this post was sensible. Cheers!

server repairs March 18, 2011, 9:52 AM

Im having a little problem. I cant get my reader to pickup your rss feed, Im using aol reader by the way.

Alix Ebo March 18, 2011, 11:04 AM

I am not so teachable to be effective to create excellent stuff like you do but I am trying to pay it back so hoepfully this will occasion you a grin or make you burst into laughter or at the very least give you a thought for the day? : My girlfriend said she wanted me to be more like her Ex. So I dumped her.

Ozie Balasa March 19, 2011, 3:53 AM

I’d need to check with you here. Which isn’t one thing I normally do! I take pleasure in studying a submit that may make people think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to comment!

diet pills side effects March 19, 2011, 4:03 AM

When are you going to post again? You really entertain me!

Cyrus Goring March 19, 2011, 1:14 PM

I am having a weird downside I cannot seem to be ready to link to your rss feed. i’m using google reader Fyi.

Minta Navejas March 20, 2011, 1:38 AM

I can tell that youre a specialist at the area! Im launching an internet site soon, and your data are very useful for me personally.. several thanks for all your assist similarly as wanting all of you the success inside your business.

watch nixon March 20, 2011, 1:10 PM

When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the identical comment. Is there any approach you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

cheap tattoo kits March 20, 2011, 5:26 PM

Hi, The above articles is very impressive,

ovens microwave buy March 20, 2011, 7:01 PM

Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too magnificent. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is really a tremendous website.

tassimo brewbot March 20, 2011, 8:56 PM

Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thank you Nevertheless I’m experiencing difficulty with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar rss drawback? Anyone who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

harry potter movies buy March 20, 2011, 11:30 PM

You made some decent factors there. I seemed on the internet for the problem and found most people will go together with together with your website.

buy device gps March 20, 2011, 11:33 PM

Really interesting articles. I enjoyed reading it.

gps portable buy March 21, 2011, 1:55 AM

Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.

4g phone March 21, 2011, 4:17 AM

thanks for this awesome post

head shop online March 21, 2011, 5:41 AM

More of this please

cheap hosting March 21, 2011, 9:25 AM

Thanks for this great website. I am trying to read some more posts but I cant get your website to display properly in my Opera Browser. Thanks again.

scooters electric March 21, 2011, 11:36 AM

Thanks and Please maintain updating your Web site. I will be stopping by every single time you do .


Leave a reply:



(not displayed)

     




Avoid clicking "Post" more than once
Back to top >>
advertisement