I’ve never before seen so many men who are into “alternative” sexual behavior in my life as I see today. Weird fetishes from child porn to bronies seem to abound, or is it just media attention? I can’t say for sure at this point, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that there are indeed a lot more odd obsessions out there than there used to be.
While this is speculation, I wonder whether societies in which relatively few men are involved in stable relationships with women tend to end up this way. Sexual energy is, more or less, a constant variable. Remove the traditional outlet, and it’s bound to discharge elsewhere.
As I see men hauled off for child porn on the news, insane love affairs with cartoon characters and other abnormal expressions of lust, I wonder whether this would be so much of a problem if more men were paired off with women. Probably not.
When we talk about sexual freedom and its benefits, it seems we ignore the costs. When the number of unattached men hits critical mass, and we’re headed in that direction, sexual order breaks down, and people begin to behave like pigs at the trough.