NYC Sex Therapist Talks: 20-Somethings Women and Mixed Sexual Messages

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This hookup book is not like the others. Want to see either casual sex or committed relationships portrayed as inherently good or bad? You will be sorely disappointed. The same goes for if you expect young men or young women to be chastised for abandoning traditional values. Instead, Leslie C. Bell’s  “Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom” argues that despite being the most liberated generation of women to date, today’s 20-somethings face wildly contradictory cultural messages about love and sex that can make it extremely difficult to freely and fully realize their desires. I have two questions:  Who allowed this nuanced and reasonable treatise about my generation to be published? And more important:  Why has it taken so goddamned long? (Complete Article)

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