Who is Terrified of Sex? Sex? What’s That? By Mrs Vera West

     The truth is out: young men today are “terrified” of sex. What would men of the ancient world, Plato, Aristotle and co. have thought of that? In fact, what about their grandparents and parents, who had to put in the hard work to make this young generations? Would they prefer not to have existed at all?

“Boys, we’re told, are having sex younger and more irresponsibly than ever. But as author Peggy Orenstein learned while doing research on her new book, “Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity” (Harper), out now, the reality can be very different. … Over the span of two years, Orenstein spoke to hundreds of boys across the United States, ranging in age from their early teens to mid-20s and spanning all races, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs and even sexual orientations. She learned that a surprising number of them don’t live up to gender cliches — meaning they aren’t hormone-driven Frankenstein’s monsters, obsessed with sex and unconcerned with the consequences. In fact, they’re pushing back against cultural expectations, and many are going so far as to avoid sex altogether. According to the latest data by the General Social Survey, men between the ages of 18 and 29 are having less sex than ever; the number of abstinent men has nearly tripled in the last decade, from 10 percent in 2008 to 28 percent last year. But as Orenstein discovered, it’s a movement that exists largely in secret. Rather than declare their abstinence, they come up with excuses for their lack of sexual interest — like the college sophomore Orenstein interviewed who frequently faked “whiskey d–k” to avoid hookups, or Mitchell in Los Angeles, who avoided sex with his high-school girlfriend for years because he was terrified that his sexual ability “would just be … sufficient.” While girls struggle to find the magic middle ground between “prude” and “slut,” boys are “pushed to be as sexually active as possible,” Orenstein writes, “to knock out their firsts regardless of the circumstances or how they felt about their partners.”

     I have covered last year in an article, the crash of sex among the Japanese population, young men again. I suppose people are simply getting ready to die out, while young men play video games, and young women text each other, until the final lights out. The causes of this national suicide are many, including feminism and an entire modern world flooding the environment with estrogenic chemicals, sapping what remains of men’s once vital essence. Civilisation, and even anything coming after that, hangs in the balance.



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Monday, 08 August 2022