Would you enter a contest where these things are part of the prize package?
- Moral bankruptcy
- The undermining of any trust in your relationship
- An STD
- The selling of your soul in pursuit of hedonism
- A weekend of debauchery that will inspire guilt and bad feelings forever after
- Your personal contribution to the further disintegration of society’s moral fabric
Do these things sound good?
I am not a prude and I’m not blind. I know that there is a segment of society who thinks it is fun to have sex with other couples and attend private swingers parties. Gross. Sad. Empty.
However, when I wake up to morning radio and hear people begging for passes to a corporately sponsored Swingers Party, it goes beyond sad and empty. It is morally reprehensible. This “party” will be held at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas. It is sponsored by a new FOX TV show and the Vegas Tourism Board. You know, the What-Happens-In-Vegas-Stays-In-Vegas people. This is not some sneaky, underground activity… It is being promoted on the radio and has corporate sponsors!
Like I said, I’m not a prude, but I definitely have a big problem where morality and social norms are kicked to the curb in such a public way.
This is one of the most popular radio stations in Southern California. (I have listened to it since I was 13 years old.) What does it say about our community that this crap is not only going out over the airways, it is being promoted as normal and actually healthy for relationships that may have become a little routine?!
And the people calling in! They are describing that they either need to “spice up” their relationship or that they “do this” all the time and would love the opportunity to be flown to Vegas to “do it” there. And they need to send in their photos in order to make sure they are attractive enough. Just ew.
Will I stop listening to this station? Probably not. The music is too good. Will I stop listening to the Kevin & Bean morning show? Certainly for right now I will. I will ask my husband (who I love, sleep with and next to everyday, with never a thought that this has gotten routine and perhaps we should have sex with other people’s spouses to add some zing), I will ask him to change the “Wake to Radio” option to “Deafening Buzzer” option on our alarm clock.
Deafening Buzzer will be much more soothing way to wake up.