It’s kind of embarrassing, but I guess I never really had thought about the double standard regarding sex that is applied to women. Well, I guess maybe not embarrassing, because I’m a white guy, I don’t have any daughters, so why would I give it much thought?
I just never really realized how bad the stigma is for women who are single yet have healthy sex lives. Last night I jokingly tweeted that “In 2012, women who like sex are called sluts. Men who like sex are called… men,” and it seems I was more right than I realized.
So there are single women who like to have sex. So what? You know who else likes to have sex? Practically everyone who has ever tried it. Unless you are doing it wrong, it feels really good and can be a lot of fun. You know who else has had premarital sex? Practically everyone in the country:
Of those interviewed in 2002, 95% reported they had had premarital sex; 93% said they did so by age 30. Among women born in the 1940s, nearly nine in 10 did. At the same time, people are waiting longer to marry; 2005 data show median age at first marriage is just over 25 for women and 27 for men.
95 per cent. Those so-called “sluts” weren’t banging themselves. And for the life of me, I have no idea why so many men call women sluts. I’ve looked around at a lot of you people out there, and I am here to say you’d better thank your lucky stars that there are sluts, because otherwise you’d probably never get laid. You know who you are.
Hell, I’d be having a lot more pre-marital sex if I weren’t a middle aged fat guy with lousy options, and I’m betting the same goes for a lot of you people out there. If I was a somewhat attractive 40-something single woman, you can bet your ass I would be a “slut.” I’d be giving it away. So let me just say this, ladies. If you like to have sex, you aren’t a slut.