But it was Sex and the City that instilled in us the notion that there was something a bit wrong with you if you didn’t want to have sex with somebody after a couple of cocktails and a dinner date.
Looming large in my mind to this day is the episode where Carrie starts dating Aidan.
Baiting her hook with this forbidden fruit, she would cast the line and wait to see who bit. Men began vying for her attention the minute she logged on, night or day.
You skirt around it, you glance shyly at it, you might even squeeze past it to get to the snack table – but you’re never, ever, ever supposed to talk about it.We also seem to be increasingly taken in by dating propaganda from across the pond.Modern day media has a lot to answer for, but one of the biggest impacts it’s had relates to what our idea of the sexual status quo looks like.Her daughter’s beat is in the vilest corners of cyberspace, in chat rooms indicating “fetish” or various subgenres of flagrant peccancy.One of the many false identities Deery has assumed online is something truly rare, even in this polluted pond—that of a middle-aged mother of two pre-pubescent girls who is offering them up for sex.One look at TV shows like Dateline NBC’s , will show you the interest that police take in investigations for offenses like unlawful contact with a minor, and they will also shine a light on the embarrassment and misery of those who are apprehended.