Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Money Quote Was Pretty Easy To Pick Out

Der Spiegel has an article about a trio of college boys who are offering a sex service for female students who are "are too stressed out during exams to go out at night" and find that it "leads their sex lives to languish." Anyway, here's the punchline.
Female students who spend their evenings drained and fatigued in the library and are in the mood for a little closeness and intimacy are encouraged to send an email.
An email? Whoa, Casanova, you ought to write a book on how you're so smooth with the ladies.

I dunno, it just seems a little, how shall I say it ... industrial to me. For these folks, sex is like having your oil changed. It's been 3 months or 3,000 miles and it's time to do it. If you're looking for intimacy send an email.

You know if all that wooing and romance is too much for you, they ought to just set up a web-based calendar so these, err, meetings can be scheduled online. They can even make an iPhone app for that, if they haven't already.

And if the German girls notice that no one in Germany is having kids and the rest of Europe can't pay their bills, the solution might be to have more random sex. The problem might be an excess of maturity and seriousness in the culture.

Or it might not.

Update: Yes, I know that this is not standard and I saw that only a few girls responded, but what struck me was how it was treated in the article. No judgment, no analysis, just a matter-of-fact story about college students, the leaders of the future, randomly hooking up on a continent that isn't having children and isn't producing enough to cover their bills. You'd think they'd be screaming, "GET SERIOUS, YOU TWITS!", but they're not. It's all ho-hum and tra-la-la.

Good luck with that.

3 comments:

crusadeREX said...

"How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!"

I am reminded of this line from the tempest in that famous Aldous Huxley work 'Brave New World'.
It seems the women of the New Europa require 'engagement' but not of the traditional type.

K T Cat said...

Don't worry, REX, there won't be any consequences to this attitude. It's all going to work out juuuuust fine.

Sharia much?

tom said...

On the plus side, this isn't likely to happen over here. When sperm donors can be forced to pay child support (even when that wasn't a condition of the donation), who is going to risk a contractually-obligated hook-up ("contract" in the sense that there was some, err, commitment prior to the stress relief).