Chocolate box (“OK, not exactly the gift…”), Author Chrys Omori (CC BY-2.0 Generic)
Society glorifies romantic love, but is rather harsh toward those who do not succeed at it. The lonely. The heartbroken. Unfortunately, many abuse victims fall into this category. Strangers to real love, we tend to stumble in our pursuit of it.
There used to be advice columns for the lovelorn. Miss Lonelyhearts – a Depression era novel by Nathanael West about such a column – has been the basis for several movies, an opera, and a Broadway play.
There is still a great deal of poetry written about lost love. Just Google the topic.
These days, anonymous sex and hard core pornography are readily available. Craigslist has discontinued its infamous “adult” section. But ads for prostitution (included among them ads trafficking children) can easily be found online .
While pornography and anonymous sex reflect on the decadence…
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