An interesting perspective, Kitty, but I wonder why you suddenly went personal, negating in some way your strong message. I’ve written about sex as a satirical subject mostly because the only thing crazier or outlandishly funnier than sex, and our interpretation of sex, is politics. I’ve written about both, but rarely attracted as much interest in politics as in sex. I’ve also had subjects I’ve written about rehashed by people throwing in their personal experiences, figuring that’s a far better drawing card than my satire (they’re right). One article I wrote: “Do Men Really Enjoy Women Squirting?” turned up in a much more personal form a week later as: “How I Learned to Squirt.” Whether we like it or not, readers want the baring of souls (and other things). Sure, it gets “liked,” but I’m surprised we don’t get the kind of backlash we did a few years ago with some really buoyant responses (and name-calling). That concerns me far more than whether someone is a “like” addict or not.

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