The pretense that Americans can engage in promiscuity without consequences is hollow. Sex does have meaning, and part of its meaning is that it belongs in the context of attachment. It can be removed from that context for a while, but the need reasserts itself, despite what gender theorists of various sorts would have us believe. If we are working hard to maintain the theory that sex is a combination of harmless fun and self-exploration, the reawakening of that need for attachment can be deeply disturbing.
Peter Wood, “The Meaning of Sex”, The Weekly Standard (4 May 2015) [http://weeklystandard.com/articles/meaning-sex_928461.html?page=3]