Recreational Sex?

Finally the weekend has arrived….a time to let the brain rest and recover from all the events of the past week…….there is only so much we can cram into the deep recesses of the mind before it wants to shut down and go into hibernation mode…….

As my tradition I try to find stuff that I would not normal post on during the week……this Saturday I want to talk about SEX…….

In my younger days I was the manager of a bar and in those days most of my sex was recreational….not bragging just stating the truth…….I could tell you some tales but that is not why I am writing this…….

One of the co-inventors of the birth control pill is impregnating the Internet with a new theory: that his own invention will be pretty much obsolete by the year 2050 and that sex will be reserved for recreational, rather than procreational, purposes. In an interview with the Telegraph, Austrian-American chemist Carl Djerassi says that as fertility treatments improve, more people will take advantage of them and save in-bedroom antics for fun only. Predictions from his interview:

  • Advances in IVF will mean that even people who aren’t having fertility problems will give it a whirl, with potential future parents becoming part of a new “mañana generation” that puts off reproduction until they’re good and ready.
  • Delaying parenthood this way may result in healthier babies overall, since people will ostensibly freeze their eggs and sperm at a younger age and then get sterilized.
  • “Women in their twenties will first choose this approach as insurance, providing them with freedom in the light of professional decisions or the absence of the right partner or the inexorabl[e] ticking of the biological clock,” Djerassi says. But what will eventually lure them to IVF pregnancies: more accurate genetic screening.
  • Although Djerassi doesn’t believe a male contraceptive pill is forthcoming (it would take too many years to study the effects on sperm, he says), he thinks our armed forces would be perfect guinea pigs for testing how long frozen sperm can last. “With little difficulty and relatively minor expenditure, tens of thousands of volunteers could collect their own semen to be cryopreserved for many years,” he says.
  • Fighting over abortion will be a distant memory: Unwanted pregnancies just won’t happen anymore.

Click for his full piece.

Do tell me your thoughts…….

6 thoughts on “Recreational Sex?

  1. Militant feminists preach that the removal of ovaries by procedure or evolution will be the ultimate liberation for women. They must have never seen a kid run downstairs on Christmas morning.

  2. first of all – gross dad – too much info.

    recreational sex isn’t a new thing. men and women both engage in it. While I can plainly see the benefit of young career women freezing their eggs, I don’t really see fertile couples using IVF for the hell of it. It’s way too expensive.

    and @Carl D’Agostino I’m not a ‘militant feminist’ but as a woman I can tell you our ovaries are the source of many painful – sometimes downright awful things – within our bodies. I have a child. I shouldn’t be vilified for the idea that I might be happier without my ovaries.

    As for recreational sex being the only type of sex in the future – he’s obviously watched ‘Sleeper’ one too many times. This nation is so ridiculously Christian that I doubt 40 years will make a difference.

    Military men currently have the option to freeze their sperm if they are sent to battle. So using their sperm ‘as guinea pigs’ is kind of a stupid statement. For spouses of men who are killed in battle, this allows them to have a child after their husbands’ deaths. Not really a radical idea.

    As long as there are unwanted pregnancies there will be a fight over abortion.

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