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From the Midway:Is sex the answer to your problems?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Last month there was a political scandal that made national news involving New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D). By now you have heard the news that Gov. Spitzer was allegedly involved with a high priced prostitute. I say allegedly because he still has not been charged with any crimes (as of yet) although his own statements have all but implied himself of being a very naughty boy.

What bugs me about this case is not the fact that Gov. Spitzer was once the New York State Attorney General and apparently been doing crimes that he used to send people to prison for. Heck, he is a politician. Of course he thinks that the law does not apply to him.

Note the fact that he was spending $4,000 for a night of pleasure. Heck, who out there hasn't met up with a New York hooker in downtown Washington D.C. hotel room the night before Valentines Day?

The man has gone through the media ringer and now has his tail tucked between his legs. He fell on his own sword to save his party any more embarrassment.

He has been the butt of jokes, cartoons and worse of all an utter disappointment to his wife and kids. But now the media is treating the prostitute as a celebrity. My general opinion is that he has made his bed, now he has to sleep in it. He was a big boy and has to live with the consequences of his actions.

What really bugs me about the story is not the fact that a politician got caught with his pants down but the fact that the media (who are all over this case) has now been treating the prostitute as a celebrity.

So, apparently in this sick culture that we live in, we can force a man from power while at the same time making his partner in crime a heroine.

It seems that America still has not grown up when it comes to sex. That's what this story boils down to. We as a society still talk about sex as if it's a dirty thing. People have always whispered under their breath about who is sleeping with whom. Or who has cheated on whom? Heck there is even a T.V. show dedicated to catch a cheater.

Maybe if we as a society were a little more open with each other about sex, that maybe, just maybe, people could actually communicate with each other about their needs. This may even help prevent the issue of infidelity. But then we would not have any thing to talk about.

We forget the fact that if were not all having sex, we all are probably wishing that we were having sex.

The clean version of sex is of course the promotion of abstinence until you find that very special person and wait until your wedding night before laying together as man and wife. Afterwards, the love you share for each other will carry you on through out life in each other's loving embrace.

Well, maybe in a perfect society that would be the case but we as humans are not perfect creatures and we do fall short of the mark. Sex is a complex issue and to be honest I don't think anyone out there really knows what sex really is. I know it's more than just physical. There are so many emotions that come with sex. From love, envy, jealousy, empathy, fear, happiness, disappointment, shame, joy…. well you get the idea.

So when you do find a partner in life, speak to them honestly. You may be surprised to find that they feel the same way as you do. If you both do, well then you are already ahead of the game.

Mike Leckband
From the Midway