Glamour magazine is now being explicit in its promotion of promiscuity. In a Saturday post, feminist author Amanda de Cadenet promoted one-night stands in a piece called, There’s Nothing Wrong With One-Night Stands, and Other Love Advice We Wish We Had Growing Up.
“Know this: A one-night stand is not a bad thing,” declares de Cadenet — in all bold letters.
The feminist, already on her second marriage, explained that the first time she had sex “there was no orgasm,” but assured readers sex got better thanks to her discovery of the one-night stand with strange men she “never wanted to see again.”
“Sex got more exciting in my twenties, when I discovered the joy of the one-night stand. Some of my favorite sexual experiences have been with people I never wanted to see again but whom I’m very pleased I spent the night with,” she wrote.
De Cadenet then goes on to completely disconnect love and, more importantly, commitment, from sex, describing it in strictly carnal terms.
“We’re raised to believe love and sex are connected, but most people don’t have sex because they’re in love; they do it because it feels really good,” she says.
Then there’s this crack about potential STDs or pregnancy: “Sex is the most personal choice we make, and it should be ours to make freely; just make sure you’re safe and don’t leave with more than you arrived with.”
The feminist even suggests that a committed relationship is much more beneficial, now that she’s been in one of her own, yet still recommends young women “find that out the fun way” as she did.
For good measure, de Cadenet also brags about cheating on lovers, promotes masturbation, and mocks the biblical notion of “two becoming one.”
This is horrific advice, especially to impressionable young girls.
One-night stands not only come with serious health risks, such as sexually transmitted diseases, but impact the mental health of women in particular. New York Times writer Ross Douthat, referencing Premarital Sex in America, a book penned by sociologists Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker, noted such emotional pitfalls attached to promiscuity:
Their research, which looks at sexual behavior among contemporary young adults, finds a significant correlation between sexual restraint and emotional well-being, between monogamy and happiness — and between promiscuity and depression. … This correlation is much stronger for women than for men. Female emotional well-being seems to be tightly bound to sexual stability — which may help explain why overall female happiness has actually drifted downward since the sexual revolution.
Not to mention, what happens if a young woman gets pregnant? She will be tied for the rest of her life to a man who just used her for sexual pleasure, or worse, she might resort to abortion. This kills an innocent unborn child and often causes serious mental and physical pain for the mother.
By the way, half of all women in the U.K. who sought abortion last year were using contraception at the time of conception, according to a new study. Moreover, according to former Planned Parenthood executive Abby Johnson, the abortion mill’s own numbers report 54% of the women who seek abortion are using contraception at the time of conception, as well.
In other words, simply dropping a line about being “safe” doesn’t cut it, Amanda.
But this is “feminism”: selling women an attractive bill of goods that leaves them worse off physically and mentally.
Isn’t it just fantastic that millions of impressionable young women are reading this trash?