Sex Goes Public
By Nancy Morgan
November 24, 2008
The days when sex was a private matter between two consenting adults are gone for good. Sex is now public. In a big way. Subject to instruction, modification and definition by an ever expanding array of bureaucrats, courts, organizations and miscellaneous busy bodies.
Now that it is out of the closet, public sex is being used in a variety of ingenious ways. Mexico City just decided to give out Viagra to every male over the age of 50. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness."
In Australia , an official 'sex' party, having enlisted the necessary 500 members, will get an official entry into national politics when it registers with the electoral commission next week. This new sex party sees itself as "a political response to the sexual needs of Australians in the face of moral campaigners and prudish politicians."
Here in the USA , the left has long been adamant about keeping the government out of bedrooms. With the recent defeat of gay marriage in three states however, they're changing their tune. Government is now OK, as long as it hews to the progressive view. What can't be accomplished at the ballot box is now being accomplished by activist judges.
The dating site, E Harmony, originally founded to promote traditional love and marriage, has bowed to a court order and officially agreed to begin matching homosexual couples, beginning next year. The courts may also replace the people's votes, especially on California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage. The California Supreme Court just agreed to hear legal challenges to this voter-approved measure. If past rulings are any indication, the voters will be overruled, once again, by the elites on this left leaning, activist court.
Sex sells. It's controversial and titillating. And government isn't the only sector rushing in to use sex to promote their own agenda. In South Carolina, a with-it pastor last week challenged his congregation to 7 days of sex. "We want couples to intentionally walk, even run, toward the marriage bed and away from sin city."
Advertisers, long known for pushing the sexual envelope, are pushing it even further. Penthouse is looking to buy a casino on the Las Vegas Strip and generate business by tying it to the adult magazine and Web site. In Australia a holiday resort is planning a month-long, nude, "anything goes" party. Ostensibly to divert people's attention from the messy economic downturn. I expect more 'let them eat cake' bacchanals will follow. After all, the masses must be kept happy. And want harm is there in making a profit at the same time? As long as we don't call it capitalism, it should be a sure winner, as a company in Massachusetts is finding out. Their new ad campaign, promoting a web site that informs people how to cheat on their spouses, is generating tons of publicity. Organizations are jumping on the public sex bandwagon also. PETA, which bills themselves as an 'animal rights' group, is planning to stage a nude protest to discourage locals from attending an upcoming Ringling Brothers Circus show in Louisiana. The appalling mental images that spring to mind actually serve to increase PETA's latest bid for yet another 15 minutes of conversation on the national stage.
Sex in public is the new 'in' thing. Granted, you might still be subject to arrest if you engage in sex too openly, as one 41 year-old woman recently did on a crowded train in England . But for your average high-schooler here at home, being caught engaged in the 'non-sex' Bill Clinton made popular, only serves to enhance one's You Tube reputation.
Traditional sex, which includes love and marriage and a private setting, is sneered upon by the enlightened elites who are intent on transforming a once beautiful act into a useful tool to be used to further diverse agendas.
It remains unlikely that traditional, Christian men and women will be able to put this genie back into the bottle. Pandora's box has been opened and the ramifications will continue to affect ever increasing segments of what used to be 'polite society'. Unless, of course, we can find a way to bring shame back into the public arena. Here's hoping.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com