Thursday, February 16, 2006
Young Canadians Enjoying Virtual Sex
I had already written this post early Weds before going to the doctor's for BabyGirl... so please do not mistake this post as an absence of gravitas. I just thought I'd go ahead and post it since it was written. Besides, laughter is sometimes the best medicine, right?... just ask the always sensitive Pentagon when it comes to the grieving loved ones of military families... hack... cough.
A new study shows that "young Canadians are practicing a new style of safe sex and the only touching required involves a keyboard. Of more than 2,500 university and college students polled across Canada, 87% of them are having sex over instant messenger, webcams or the telephone."Now I have no problem with people choosing to have virtual sex. Like my attitude about porn, as long as it doesn't involve any children or animals (who are incapable of consent) and all participants are willing and consenting adults, do whatcha like. But when it comes to having virtual sex vs real sex, I'll quote the immortal wisdom of Jeffrey Lebowski... aka The Dude... from The Big Lebowski: The pornographer- Jackie TREEHORN :"People forget that the brain is the biggest erogenous zone." The DUDE: "On you maybe." TREEHORN: "The new technology permits us to do exciting things w/ interactive erotic software. Wave of the future, Dude. 100% electronic." DUDE: "Uh-huh. Well, I still jerk off manually."