Sex is everywhere. It offers its sultry smile from billboards, it beckons us with taut bodies on our TV and movie screens. It is hard to avoid from the highway to the checkout line (“27 ways to make your lover hot”). The most private act is now part of detailed public discussion.
Somehow, none of this is sexy. Sugar, salt and MSG laden fast food excites yet dulls the palette, leaving us unable to appreciate the subtle taste of unadulterated food. I wonder if this MSG version of sexuality dulls our sexual and romantic palette leaving us craving for more and more excitement while obtaining less and less joy.