Todays New York Times has a couple of articles on the new drug being developed to increase female desire. It seems to be a hot issue. Camille Paglia wrote today that we have domesticated sex with our American desire to androgenize ourselves and to forget the reason we were attracted to each other in the first place. She suggests we do this in our choice of dress, in our preference for women who are thin, fit and androgynous, and in our middle class insistence on forgetting the ” elemental power of sexuality”.
“In the discreet white-collar realm, men and women are interchangeable, doing the same, mind based work. Physicality is supressed; voices are lowered and gestures curtailed in sanitized office space.Men must neuter themselves, while ambitious women postpone procreation.Androgeny is bewitching in art, but in real life it can lead to stagnation and boredom which no pill can cure.”(NY Times, 6-27-10)
Paglia suggests the situation can be clearly seen in popular music today stating that rock music with its “raw sensuality” has lost its charm for many and the appeal of Lady Gaga demonstrates the current love of androgyny.
I say bring back the Rolling Stones and “Satisfaction”. Isn’t Camille interesting? I received many, many hits on my last post.There seems to be a lot of controversy on whether or not we need Viagra and female libido boosting drugs!