Something you should know, that will help give perspective. I have, over the years, been called frigid once or twice. Bluntly put, I'll happily sock anyone who does this to anyone
any more. Far as I can tell, it's a lovely made up disease to convince people they have to spend more money "fixing" themselves, and feeling like they don't measure up to someone else's expectations of what their sexuality should be.
Uh - excuse me, who the hell other
than the person who's sexuality it is should be deciding if it's "up to snuff" or not?
In any case, I was listening to CBC while doing my final edits. Ideas
tonight had a woman, Leonore Tiefer, a PhD & (gods, I hate this word) sexologist
, who's involved with something called the New View Campaign
- which is challenging the current trend to medicalizing sex. Sex shouldn't be something you buy at the pharmacy. Intimacy doesn't need a pill, cream, ointment or other snake oil.
Gods be damned, but when I saw ads recently for FSAD ointments (FSAD = Female Sexual Arousal Dysfunction), I went, "Oh, someone decided to create a demand for Viagra For Women".
I understand why the drug companies are doing this - convince people there's something wrong with them, even if you have to make up the disease to do it, and they'll pay to fix it. That most North Americans don't have enough sexual education about their own bodies & how to pleasure them makes them convenient sheep.
I am studying marketing. I enjoy it. But yah - there are times when we are the bad guys.