Mass BrainwashI am posting this story a day after it happened, yet I am still amazed it happened.
I attended my monthly book chat with eight other women. Of my fellow chatters, some are married, some are divorced. As is typical of our book chats, once we’ve discussed the month’s book to exhaustion, our minds wander to current events and such.
On this particular night, the topic broached was texting naked pics. First, one woman blurted, “why do they think we want to see them NAKED?” Another joined in, “their junk is GROSS, I don’t want to look at it!” Assorted “yucks” and “ewws” soon followed.
Remember the scene from the movie, 1984, where the crowd is induced to vilify Emmanuel Goldstein, the archenemy of their civilization? THAT’s what it felt like…
Before I could volunteer my two cents, one courageous woman mentioned, “I don’t mind seeing it in boxer-briefs.” A subtle smile danced across my face. I looked my brave friend in the eye and told her (and the group) that I not only enjoy a nice package contained within boxer-briefs…but outside the briefs as well.
Simultaneously, seven heads whipped in my direction. Each face depicted its own version of shock.
What is wrong with this picture?! Sex is a natural, loving function. How can people resist attraction to that which can deliver such pleasure? How did sex get so twisted, distorted, and demonized?
I just don’t get it…