Sex & Politics: Does It Matter To You When You Vote?

I’m excited to be teaming up with Eden Fantasys and offering commentary on their site a few times a month. Don’t be alarmed! I won’t be reviewing sex toys–unless something really really catches my fancy! But I will be letting you know about all the cool things offered on the Eden Fantasys website. There are forums where you can read about products, sex and politics, sexual health, and a ton of other things! There’s Sexis magazine that explores–what else!–sex! I’m excited about the photography group!

Do the sex lives of today’s politicians matter when you step into the voting booth? Do you care about their sex lives? Do they deserve their privacy?

This was the question I found while exploring the  EdenFantasys Sex and Politics forum.

My immediate reaction was: Eric Wiener. Kelly and I had just been talking about him last week. I say he’s done with politics because his sex scandal was so damn juvenile. Sending texts with pictures of your junk is something a teenage boy does, not a grown politician. Honestly, do you want someone who shows such poor judgement having a hand in any political pot?!

Then I thought about John Edwards. The man is on trial for election improprieties, most of which were to cover up his affair with a film maker. The golden boy of politics stepped out on his ill wife and fathered a child with another woman. Oops…not ever getting my vote.

Sex stories and politicians seem to go hand-in-hand. We live in a very voyeuristic society and nothing grabs the medias’ attention faster than sex. Who’s sleeping with whom? Who’s hiring prostitutes? Who’s cheating?

I think it says more about us when the media grabs on to a politician’s sexual antics than their actual politics. It really is true: sex sells.

Where do you draw the line? What sex scandal would cause you to never vote for that politician no matter what?

I’ll call myself traditionally open. What happens in private can stay there. But if you’re caught cheating, man up and admit it. If you continue denying the charges and then have to change your story, you’ve lost my respect. If you’re cheating on a sick wife, vote lost. If you’re messing with anyone underage, vote lost. If you’re caught doing something that you’ve condemned and preached against, vote lost.

All of this makes me wonder: why are there no women politicians involved in sex scandals? Are women more in  control of their sex lives? Are they more discreet? Thoughts? I’d love to hear them!

This commentary was provided in exchange for a gift card to Eden Fantasys–the sex toy store.

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