Forget saving sex for marriage; one women’s rag encourages its readers not to wait for a second date.
One might not be surprised to see outrageous advice within the pages of Cosmopolitan, but a recent article shows just how casually our culture treats sex. Writers call the unwritten rule against putting out on a first date “one hundred percent outdated” and based its findings on a previous reader survey and input from Jeff Wilser, the author of a dating book.
Calling sex with virtual strangers “normal and natural,” the article continues by advising women to avoid jumping into bed with men who seem “sketchy.” The bottom line, according to Cosmo: maintaining one’s virtue is not only “antiquated,” but actually “harmful.”
Subtextually, this position is rooted in self-centeredness. Wilser tells women to only consider “how it will affect you” and reminds them it is “really not about him.” Such rhetoric illustrates the general consensus among modern feminists that responsibility and consequences should play no part in pursuing carnal desire.
Taken further, this mindset plays into the demand for easy, unfettered access to abortion providers. A generation raised by the free love advocates of the ’60s and ’70s have naturally continued to stretch the boundaries of acceptable behavior.
Sex in almost any conceivable circumstance is being defended in today’s America, and the values of yesteryear are trashed. Cosmopolitan refers to traditional values as “old-fashioned expressions,” and it is far from the only purveyor of that message. Everything is sexualized in our culture, and it is impossible to escape the onslaught. Considering the vigor with which leftists seek to shed this nation’s founding morals, though, this disturbing trend will inevitably continue.
The remnant of individuals who see the value of virtue face an uphill battle, but we must press on against those attempting to devolve our culture into a den of hedonism.
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