Why NYC is Sexless: Cocaine and Self-Absorption

In a March 15th New York Observer article, journalist Nate Freeman penned a piece called "Sexless and the City: Web Warps Libidos of Coked-Up Careerists." While the article itself is worth a read, it essentially states young New Yorker are no longer motivated by sex. "YOUNG NEW YORKERS no longer care about having sex. It’s not the endgame, nor even the animating force of social interaction. Men and women still get dressed up, but not for the purpose of taking off their clothes in another’s company. What used to signify desire or the desire to be desired now boils down to narcissism." Today having sex with someone means undoubtedly having them have intersect with your social networks. When your social networks are an extension of your very identity and career aspirations, your sex life wrapped in is not always a welcome addition. "He was in my Twitter feed, on my Tumblr dash, in my Gchat group, writing the article I read...It's like you don't want to become attached to someone else's online identity--- or known because of someone else's online identity, who you're dating. You want your own, damn it."

Apparently us in our 20s are so driven, we don't want sex to get in the way and are so motivated to succeed in our high intensity, time consuming jobs that cocaine becomes a means to keep running the perpetual race, of course, minus the delights of sex. As a model is the article is quoted, "Capitalism has replaced sex," Do you agree?

To read the full article:http://www.observer.com/2011/daily-transom/sexless-and-the-city?page=0