Friday, October 06, 2006

Sex and Obsession

The question at "Washington Post" GlobalChat today is: "Are Americans obsessed with Sex?

Here is the scribe's answer:

One would certainly hope so. They’re certainly obsessed with talking about it and watching it.

The question of whether that is a good or a bad thing is best left to the psychologists and evangelicals.

Are they having more sex? Only they and the National Security Agency know for certain.

Back in the seventies Dr. David Ruben wrote, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask,” and it was very popular. The title says it all. There were a lot of questions.

The answers are everywhere now and sex or some conception of love sell more than most things.

The questions are no longer about sex; it’s production value and sharing. A nation of exhibitionists with the technology to project at our fingerprints, sex is good attention. And boy do we need it.

You can read the whole discussion by clicking on the two talks heads at left.

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