Archive for May, 2010
It’s amazing that something that only came into existence as recently as 2004, should explode, seemingly overnight, into such a integral part of the human experience. I am referring to Facebook, the social networking site that has (as of this writing) an unprecedented 400 + million users! What is particularly stunning is the number of “friends” so many of its users claim. As of this writing, I, Dr. Squirt, a total of eight fans – I guest I could call them “friends.” (I don’t know any of them) – no … nine, I just landed one more unknown friend as I write this –a cute-looking girl from somewhere in Turkey. Well, most of these 8, er … 9 fans of mine list a number of friends, who, in turn, have considerably more friends, and so on. (The mathematical possibilities are staggering!) In fact, some of my “friend’s” friends have as many as about 5,000 “friends.” (How can anyone have 5,000 friends??) Most of the posted pictures of these friends that I see are young, beautiful people who know so many other beautiful people who willing flaunt their beauty and their sexuality. No doubt, it is a status symbol to have so many “friends,” an undeclared popularity contest. But what is to be gained? Do people really care? This open display of the innumerable “friends” one has appears to be subconsciously motivated to evoke envy in others as a way to validate one’s own existence and make one seem more significant. It is as if each “friend” is a vote. Do pictures of handsome men and gorgeous women count as two votes, I wonder? For the record, I am not trying to criticize this new cultural phenomenon that is Facebook, I merely wish to point out its fascinating aspects as I see it.
On my Facebook page, as I clicked on a fan my curiosity leads me to briefly peruse the myriad faces, posted as friends of my fan, which leads me to click on their friends, and so-on, several levels deep. This vista of unknown faces can seemingly go on forever. Are we all interconnected, after all? I must admit that there is many a seductive and intriguing-looking female that I’d like to exchange a flirtatious word with, but, I play by the rules: I wouldn’t presume to contact someone I don’t know. (Unless, of course, they contacted me, first.) Not that I’m not tempted though!
Well, I’m game to play the game. Feel free, dear reader, to figure among my fans (or friends), as I only (weep) have 8, er … 9. (Lovely ladies, you are especially encouraged .) My Facebook page is:
While you’re at it, feel free to check out my forum, because I do give free sex/relationship advice. http://bestsexsite.net/dr-squirt/5-sex-questions
I do hope to make a few more “friends” because I can use all the friends I can get!
On June 27, 1960, the F.D.A. approved Enovid, more commonly known as “the pill” for contraceptive use and, thereby, gave millions of women the freedom to enjoy sex without the fear of conception. However, it would not be until 1972 when a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision (Eisenstatt v. Baird) ruled that unmarried individuals should possess the same right to use contraception as married couples that the pill would be legal in all 50 U.S. states. In short, the U.S. Supreme court finally recognized the right all women had to enjoy sex for other than procreative purposes! Imagine that! For the first time in history, women had full procreative control. Moreover, with the advent of the pill, the average birth rate dropped considerably, and far more women joined the workforce. Today, over 100 million women worldwide take the pill, and it is estimated that 80% of women will use the pill sometime in their lives.
The pill may not have ignited the sexual revolution, but its timely arrival certainly became an integral part of it. Men had to get accustomed to female sexuality on an even paar, free as women now were to enjoy casual sex, unfettered by the fear of getting “knocked up.” Unfortunately, with abstinence only education and other restrictions, the pill is not as widely available and accessible as it should be. And eventually, it will be replaced by longer lasting forms of contraception, but not anytime soon. In the meantime, long live the pill!