Sex Dropping In Popularity With Young Women

by Linda Franklin

Sex dropping in popularity with young women by Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanJust when we thought today’s woman had thrown away all the old taboos about sex, one of our leading feminist’s Erica Jong says no.

Erica believes today’s young women are less interested in sex than those of the previous generation.  In a new article, Jong, explained that where her peers aspired to sexual freedom, her daughter’s has a conservative, almost Fifties sensibility, sparking a ‘backlash against sex’.

The Fear of Flying author wrote in the New York Times: “Just as the watchword of my generation was freedom, that of my daughter’s generation seems to be control.

‘Is this just the predictable swing of the pendulum or a new passion for order in an ever more chaotic world? A little of both. We idealized open marriage; our daughters are back to idealizing monogamy.’

Ms Jong revealed that the difference between the generations became clear to her while editing a new anthology of women’s sexual writing.

She said that the older contributors to Sugar In My Bowl were more raunchy, while the younger generation’s approach to sex was more closely linked to motherhood and marriage.

She explained that there were several factors contributing to the trend, one simply being that daughters will always rebel against choices made by their mothers. 

Ms Jong’s own daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, once wrote an essay titled: ‘They Had Sex So I Didn’t Have To’ but she also blamed the internet, which she believes appeals to the younger generation because it is a tool they can control. The Internet obliges by offering simulated sex without intimacy, without identity and without fear of infection”.  Not only did the sixties generation fail to corrupt our daughters, but we gave them a sterile way to have sex, electronically.

Jong says, women’s health care is considered expendable in budgetary negotiations… How far will we go in destroying women’s equality before a new generation of feminists wakes up?’  Good question. I hope it doesn’t take too long.

Since Ms Jong’s article was published this weekend, she has sparked a blacklash.

A response on, read: ‘Contrary to being a clinical rejection of passion, the internet is often a wild west of sexual exploration and expression, and young feminists are very often at the helm.’

Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel added: ‘I’ve not yet met one woman in my age group who has divulged to me her extreme preference for internet porn and sexy texting, to the point that she’s chosen to fore go real sex.’

And according to Rosie Gray of the Village Voice, sex is certainly not passe. 

Well, this Real Cougar Woman certainly hopes not.  What a major step backward for women that would be. 


The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality.  Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

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