In theory, modern men enthusiastically welcome the freer sexuality of their female counterparts. It all seems quite good on paper: women get the opportunity to openly express sexuality on their own terms and men, well, get to have lots of sex with women. Free of commitment. Everybody wins. Right?
Maybe not. Sure, given the right gal in the right situation, any guy can appreciate a taste of modern free love. But the issue at hand here is vastly complex. In the long run, modern men have responded to women's freer sexuality with more than a bit of anxiety and confusion. Secretly, under the surface, there is a nagging sense that while gains have been made in the sexual arena, something deeper and more important has been lost, or at the very least endangered.
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Certainly the gains cannot be taken lightly. The opportunity for women to explore their sexuality freely without becoming prematurely attached (i.e. married) to lackluster partners at young ages opens all kinds of new doors, for women and men alike. We no longer have to get married in our clueless early twenties in order to have boatloads of sex in a socially accepted manner. Also, new possibilities have opened up regarding male-female age differences. The "Samantha" factor has introduced many young men to the joys and benefits of sex with older, more experienced women. This, I assure you, has not gone unappreciated by these young men. On levels such as these, men welcome the opportunity to share the bed (or the floor, or the kitchen table, or the nightclub bathroom) with women who are increasingly experienced, open-minded, and comfortable with sex. Not only has sex increased in quantity and variety but, in all likelihood, from a quality standpoint as well.