Riding the subway the other week during my visit to NYC, I had the opportunity to overhear a real life "Sex in the City" conversation between three young girls not old enough to be listening to the content they were speaking about.
"Guys, I've had enough...I think I'm gonna try being celibate," says one girl, with the expression of a jaded 33-year-old woman. Both her friends nod in agreement.
Excuse me??? Celibate?? The girl could not have been older than 15!!
What really caught my attention was the comment from her friend.
"You know guys, I had the craziest experience the other day. I was hanging out with this new guy Joe, and we TALKED. Like, we actually just talked, it was really cool, we didn't touch or anything. Just talked. It was nice." Her friends nod in agreement, this time with the expression of wishful thinking.
What ever happened to good old conversation as a way to get to know people? I might be old fashioned, but I feel that the only way to build a good relationship and REAL intimacy is through communication. By jumping into bed with each other so soon, I feel that people are able to get physically intimate with someone, but remain emotionally detached.
I was thinking of furthering this blog with my own thoughts on the matter, but then I thought that since this was a provoking enough conversation, and you dear readers are an intelligent enough audience with unique and insightful comments, to let the discussion be led by you.
So what do you think?