In a recent mixed gathering of friends and casual acquaintances, a man made a joke about “mental masturbation.” A woman’s rejoinder mentioned her habits of the physical kind. Everyone laughed. I did too. It was funny.
That’s an exchange that would not have happened a few years ago. Back then, and forever prior to then, onanism was a fine thing that 90% of people practiced, often to perfection, but 110% denied. Heck, they didn’t even need to deny it, because the entire topic was taboo.
Not so anymore. Connect these dots:
*Online porn is booming,
*Sex toy sales are skyrocketing,
*Nobody goes to work anymore,
*But … pregnancies are down, not up.
My conclusion is that people are getting laid, a lot, but they’re all alone. Why go to the time, trouble, expense and risk of meeting and getting to know and love someone who might reject you when you can score online in minutes?
Regardless of my prudery (which is arguably its own form of eroticism) this doesn’t seem like a good sign for the health and propagation of our culture.
In fact, the whole shebang is not sustainable. Truth is now relative, mathematics is racist, beauty is scorned as privilege, justice means racial “equity,” work is disdained while indolence is glorified, art is designed to shock, merit has been canceled, societal wealth is achieved by borrowing money from our grandchildren – of whom there may be none at the rate we’re going – and the cheating Russians can compete in the woke Olympics by simply changing their name.
Problems are not to be solved but to be felt, vagrants are victims, racial discrimination is OK so long as it’s against overachieving races like Asians, ice cream companies imagine that they’re philosopher kings, the government monitors your cell phone texts for illicit comments about the vaccine, the president is an avatar for, um, who knows, the slogan for the age is “burn it down,” the wilderness is protected but the cities are trashed, “friends” are social media images you’ve never met, children are forced to wear masks because the forcers enjoy forcing them to, people can change their genders as fast as they change their minds, and back again, and what passes for intimacy is online at 60 frames per second with 4k resolution.
This is a civilization in its death throes. We deserve it. We were given everything and pissed it all away in billions of one-person orgies of emotional, physical and political self-abusing and society-destroying feelgoodery.
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