I was having a conversation with a friend of mine this week about an article that I read recently that cited that 92% of all charting music is about sex. Our ages (37 and 38) are starting to reveal themselves because while my freshman year was fueled with R. Kelly and “The Chronic”, we still found ourselves talking about “What are these kids (er, relatively speaking) listening to these days?”
And doesn’t every generation find themselves asking the same thing? I mean, people (wow!) in their mid-late 40s were listening to Madonna in college. My Mama was listening to the Isley Brothers and Marvin Gaye. Elvis could gyrate with the best of ’em (yep, grandparents knew about sex too!). Sexuality has always been a part of our culture—pushing the envelope as much as society would allow.
And so that got me to thinking about sex, period. I’m sure a lot of people think that hormones are on steroids now but…haven’t there always been pimps and prostitutes, forms of porn…adulterous affairs and pregnant teens? *Of course there have been!* Therefore, the question for this week is simple. In thinking about “sex now” as opposed to “sex then”…when you think about the current state of women re: the hook up culture:
“Do you think that women have sex for different reasons now than they did before? AND do you think the consequences are different now than they once were?”