Do you think Sex is Back?

I'm hunkering down whenever I can with Donny Deutsch, "Often Wrong, Never in Doubt"   You have to read this book, there is a chapter on Sex that embraces politics and it is so funny.  I don't really agree with the AIDs crisis must be over, in control part as the reason for current sluttiness and other sex hype that is on display.

"Now that AIDS while certainly still a tremendous problem, seems to be more under control, more overt sexuality is on the rise.  Watch MTV…" —Donny Deutsch, "Often Wrong, Never in Doubt"

There are two reasons why we might have this sudden reappearance of SEX.  (1) United States media volume way up on AIDS in other countries and (2)  there are more unmarried people in this country than at any time in history (there are more people for starters) 89 million unmarried people (according to a 2004 annual social and economic supplement.  Internet Rel. Date:  June 23, 2005 provided by  48%  (up from 40%) are women and 44% (up from 35%) are men. writes that because the United States media diverts it attention to AIDS in other countries that people think AIDS in America has somehow diminished.  It has not, it has stayed constant.  Younger people who did not see others die with AIDS are not being as careful as they should. 

" It's often a surprise when they learn that there were estimated (by UNAIDS) to be around 950,000 people in the USA living with HIV at the end of 2003, and that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimated that there were 405,926 people living with AIDS. It is also estimated that AIDS has already killed over half a million Americans – that's close to the number killed in ten Vietnam wars – and more Americans become infected every day.

I wondered also if this sluttiness and other sexiness might just be hype or display, coverup.   Maybe sex has just become art.

Because in order for the feds to fund AIDS prevention programs in the United States the sex educators have to push abstinence before marriage.  — get it —

"A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the United States has criticised the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) for setting quotas on the level of ‘abstinence-until-marriage’ prevention work that must be carried out by organisations in receipt of federal funding. "–avert  cited were (GAO Highlights, Washington Post & New York Times, 05/04/06)–avert


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