Love and Sex. Now these two things are very confusing. Perfect examples are from the show Two and a Half Men. Both of the things are displayed, one a lot more than the other. The best example of love from the show is Charlie letting Allen and his son Jake live with him in his Malibu beach home when Allen gets divorced from his wife. It is a very vague display but it is still there. The sex on the show is shown all the time. Charlie has multiple women, multiple highly attractive women for the most part. At least one new one on every episode. What the whole deal with the show is, is that Jake is a kid growing up having to see all of this going on. His father, Allen, doesn't want him to see such things at his age and tries to protect him from all of it. Charlie and Allen very much dislike their mother and she is so stuck on herself that she cannot figure out why. She was exactly how Charlie is while she was supposed to be a mother so both Charlie and Allen think she is nuts. Mix all this love and sex together and you get one very funny show.
With that being said, this show could almost be of some real life. The part I didn't mention was that Charlie usually picks these girls up at a bar. There are people that go out to bars all the time with the intention of picking up girls. It happens every weekend for sure some place. Another thing about Charlie is that he wears khaki shorts, bowling shirts, and loafers. As people are watching this, in the backs of their minds they are thinking if thats all it will take, and go to the store and pick up some of the same types of bowling shirt, or khaki shorts. What is displayed on this show is somewhat of a reality but most likely not. I do know that girls do like some confidence, but not arrogance usually. Charlie is a sweet talker he says pretty much the right thing every time. Thats just it, not everyone can say the right thing every time, and you may get away with it or you may not. The thing that helps Charlie the absolute most is he has a lot of money and a Malibu beach home.
I believe the media does support this type of life style. I'm gonna get into sports and rock stars here too. The media is super obsessed with sex as is everyone else. Sex sells. Places take half naked attractive women a lot of the time and place them in the ads to sell their products. Rock stars first. It is not unusual to hear or see that big rock bands have lots of women surrounding them. The one person that I can think of off the top of my head that always had women surrounding him in his video's and even wrote a song about Beautiful Girls is no other than David Lee Roth (Van Halen lead singer for those who didn't know). He had and still has fame, money, and stood on the top of the world (not his song though, standing on top of the world was a sammy hagar song). The point here is that he put sex into his songs and videos and it sold very well. It helped that the music was awesome too though thats for sure. Sports Illustrated always has their annual swimsuit edition one month of the year. The other 11 months of the year are generally of what sport is going on at that time of year. So summer is baseball, winter basketball, you get the point. Sex and love are sometimes actually mixed in the Swimsuit edition when they take a sport player and his/her spouse and put them in swimsuits and photograph them. They are selling sex, but at the same time seem happily married and in love.
We see sex sold all the time, however, we are also prudes. We as a general people get very upset or uneasy if we see public displays of affection. An example of this actually happened to me during high school, apparently holding hands with a girl is a crime in high school, let alone kissing. I actually had to go to the office because of this. What is it about it that makes people uneasy? When people get married they kiss in front of a large group of people and we have it set up so that they kiss in front of God as well. Not getting into religion just an example. Our culture is set up that sex is everywhere, yet when we get down to it, its supposed to be this private thing to do, or something very uneasy to talk about. It doesn't make any sense. At some schools they are teaching that abstinence is the only way to go. Good one, that was with sarcasm, we are so uneasy about sex we can't even tell students if they are going to do it anyway to be protected, use a condom, or get on birth control. Like I said before it just doesn't make any sense. That is about where I am going to leave this.