Sunday, June 8, 2008

Early to bed, late to wise up

Sydney Morning Herald contributor Samantha "Ask Sam" Brett writes in her latest column, "For some strange reason, and despite the amount of data on the subject, a common question I still get asked is whether a female reader should sleep with a new guy on the first date."

Although Brett doesn't believe in saving sex for marriage, she makes some worthy observations, including that the biochemistry of sex puts women in particular at risk of emotional fallout from casual sex. In making her point, she quotes favorably from my Sunday Times of London piece from January 2007, "Casual sex is a con," which I later expanded upon for Canada's National Post.