I had a fascinating chat with Emma Grinfeld and Leonore Schick about female sexual dysfunction and the Pink Viagra for their show about not coming. You can hear lots of their brilliant podcasts at Very Loose Women.
We are living in a time of sexual confusion. Women are liberated and empowered, free to explore desires like never before; sexual education now includes lessons on consent and, even, pleasure; the acronymous roster of sexual rights (LGBTQQIP2SAA) grows ever more unwieldy as it seeks to encompass every nuance of sexual expression; and yet the acceptance of all that is alpha male is such that an American Presidential candidate can boast of sexual assault and still be elected to the White House. What allows for the co-existence of these disparate and contradictory social attitudes is socio-sexual norms.