Isn’t it about time we stopped pretending that we are shocked, shocked we tell you, that people use the internet to have virtual sex?
And that maybe, just maybe, they lie about it because we all pretend it’s news to us.
For starters, we good Puritans ignore that the most popular form of culture is pornography.
The revenue American’s spend in consuming pornography outpaces the revenue generated by music and theatrical films combined.
Oprah was never the Queen of all media. If there is such a thing, it is Jenna Jameson.
Just ask any guy you know.
In what corner and what under what rock does one have to live to ignore that what constitutes the most amount of traffic on the internet is sexually explicit imagery.
Let’s just remember, for just a moment, that the origin of Facebook was sexual in nature: it started out on the Harvard campus as a way for the romantically spurned Zuckerberg to rate the sexual attractiveness of the female students. Why do you think your “relationship status” is still the site’s First Command(ment)? It ain’t because your grandmother needs to know.
I just watched the press conference where Congressman Weiner admitted to conducting online sexual relationships for about 3 years and that, in fact, the racy pictures he had been denying were of him were indeed taken by him and sent to women he met virtually through Facebook.
The reporters were so puritanical with their questions, so much so, that it made me wonder if that in itself is the real scandal here.
And then, just as the Congressman concluded the press conference, a male reporter was heard yelling: “Were you fully erect?”
“Only if I was doing it right” would sound like the wrong answer, huh?
What Congressman Weiner really exposed today is that virtual sex is the new love that dare not speak its name.
Also read Jessica Bennett on “Why Men Cybercheat” and ask yourself: what’s the difference between what she imperceptively writes about men and sexting and what men and women do when amassing “friends” on Facebook?