MSNBC recently covered a story about research going into the development of robotic sexual partners which could cater to every fantasy. It even has a name, "teledildonics" (get it?). Hmm, ok so maybe I'm a bit of a prude, but WHAT!! Teledildonics - gimme a break!
Maybe this is why we are having trouble holding relationships together! Sex is the ultimate expression of emotional intimacy, but we have divorced all emotion and converted it into a merely physical activity. And we wonder where the love's gone. I mean, how f**ked up you gotta to be that you want to get it on with a robot, when there are some wonderful people out there with whom you can enjoy the excitation of not just the body but so much more.
That really is a damning indictment of our societal mindset - we just can't appreciate quality any more. It's like eating dinner at McDonald's because you don't have the time and energy and love to put together a sumptious meal! I don't know if I read it somewhere or I just made it up, but a saying comes to mind:
Life is always about the little things
Whether its a soft loving carress of a partner, or the melodious chirping of the birds, or that faint whiff of spices in your dinner, it's the little things that make life worthwhile. Without them, living, and yes even "pleasure", is a chore!