+  2022-09-19 11:59

“Cheap #Sex” is a great book by sociologist Mark #Regnerus to compliment @ProfDavidBuss’ “Evolution of Desire”. It describes the current personal and interpersonal #sexuality / gender relations state of affairs in the US.

The local trends and stats which do or will impact the rest of the planet via the American Soft Power carrier groups — their role models, #Hollywood films, PC games… and porn sites.

The book dispels such misconceptions as “men are afraid to commit”, “#feminism is totally great for women”, “the only side effect of the pill is weight gain” and explains the growing proportion of uncoupled, unsatisfied, lonely people of both genders unable to make a connection.

Other than a short physical one. But only for those that include #fit, rich, educated men taller than 182 cm.😉

Add #Tinder, #Instagram, #OnlyFans and female financial independence, and we obtain fierce female competition for a few good men, skewed market dynamics and the cheapening of sex, mentioned in the title.

The low cost and infinite access to a geographically unconstrained human online marketplace disincentivizes working on #relationships — it’s cheaper to “return your purchase after a 30-day trial” (dump / divorce) and choose the next candidate, or just masturbate alone.

Surrounded by immersive HD #porn of any shade of gray, cool sex toys and AI-driven robots. Meanwhile, the years go by, and our bodies remain optimized for a very different pattern of behaviors and time spans, whether you freeze your gametes or not.

Demand for antidepressants and assisted reproduction increases.

The book’s conclusions are grim, especially for most women and a huge part of men. The technology, ideology and market forces work in unison against any reconciliation, pairing or improvement.

And, I’m afraid, #Europe is to follow, at least the non-Islamic part of it.

Very readable, the text is supported by large surveys (US and international), author’s team in-person interviews at @UTAustin, publications of #evolutionary psychologists and #gender relations specialists… all referenced in a lengthy, but helpful, bibliography.

 +  2022-03-20 12:09

Have you ever remarked that “chocking to pleasure your partner is `#sex positive`” and “all men should be cancelled for being #violent” and “you deserve an aggressive achiever A-type man” have been streaming from the same source?

The rad #feminism source, that is.🤔

 +  2021-05-14 09:48

On-point @Quillette article about how Western cultures pretend to be sex-positive, while in actuality, #sex has become a game of #identity, consumption, political affiliation, and narcissism… with minimal investment into the well-being of the other.…

 +  2019-07-25 20:21

#Animals don’t do sexual #identity. They just do #sex.

Oftentimes we overcomplicate the wrong aspects of our lives.

 +  2018-01-16 17:57

Why do you think most #film s of the current decade are about #DNA #survival? Either through #murder or reproduction. Humans, aliens, men and women… it’s all about killing or having #sex, in whatever epoch, past, present and future. High or low tech, smart or dumb. Same story.

 +  2015-08-03 12:17

So, with the new @CanonProNetwork ME20F-SH #cinema cam at 4 million ISO, I can #film #sex scenes in total darkness:…

 +  2014-09-29 05:10

According to #Jarmusch, #filmmaking is “like #seduction, wild sex, then pregnancy”. I definitely prefer the #sex part of the #cinema process


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