Apparently the history of current sexuality ties directly with the rise of popular consumer technology. Whoda thunk it [Link NSFW]?
In his book, America Unzipped, Brian Alexander points out that Americans are not really prudes and that we use Craigslist, toys, and Internet porn more than our holier-than-thou pundits, politicians, and pastors care to admit. One important point:
“I think we are living in ever more disconnected times without great senses of community, family, belonging,” he says. “People go looking. Some turn to fundamentalist religious views. Some turn to phony tribalism — I mean, really, white boys with Maori tribal tattoos? Come on.