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Politicians and sex scandals. The second oldest obsession

I get google updates about what’s new in sex. It helps me trend about sexuality in mainstream media and keeps me current. The challenge is that without new body parts, there is little that’s “new in sex”. In fact the same things have been coming up since I started reading sex information over 25 years ago. Politicians getting caught with their pants down, celebrity sex tapes and Demi Moore’s bush pictures.

What is it about our obsession with sex scandals either for getting your hand caught in the cookie jar or for wading in where you don’t belong?

I went to the Museum of Science and Technology on Friday to view their “racy” sex Ed display for teenagers. The Heritage Minister James Moore said it was inappropriate. I knew it fell short of the Ontario sex ed curriculum. It was wonderful, and hardly racy at all. His comments turned the display in a media circus. My European friends after reading the flurry of media reports said “that all of Europe was laughing at us over a much ado about nothing”.

I don’t get that why we should keep people ignorant about their own bodies. I also don’t get why we are so concerned about who are elected officials are rubbing genitals with. Provided it’s safe and consensual, why is it our business.

In the US, John Edwards was indited.
In his case well in excess of the Election Act’s limit, to conceal Edwards’ extramarital affair with [Hunter] and [Hunter’s] pregnancy with his child. Edwards knew that public revelation of the affair and pregnancy would destroy his candidacy by, among other things, undermining Edwards’ presentation of himself as a family man and by forcing his campaign to divert personnel and resources away from other campaign activities to response to criticism and media scrutiny regarding the affair and pregnancy.”

Under the microscope. Or blaring trumpets if it doesn’t agree with our morality. I listen to my Mom, the United church Minister preach “live and let live”. Follow my live chat on Friday about the museum furor and make your own opinion.

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