As good libertarians, they don’t mind if you smoke in bed or pick up a newspaper or roll over and go to sleep — come to think of it, that’s what they are more likely to do.Nor do you ever have to lie in bed and watch some mawkish film about Nelson Mandela or one made by Michael Moore.To lefty men of my persuasion, right-wing women are the Other; alluring because they are so exotic; exciting because they’re so forbidden.I envy men of the right — their sexual lives are not constrained by the rules of sexual correctness we lefties are expected to live by.But we can get a right-wing woman who will indulge us in a verbal lashing should we dare to utter any of our core progressive beliefs. That may have been true in the 1970s, but nowadays it’s more likely to be women of the left who are uptight and repressed — and that’s due to a sexual correctness that has come in the wake of third-wave feminism. Feminism has done a lot of good for women — and men — but it aims to take all the dirt and dark stuff out of sex.Consequently, the bedroom has become a minefield where you have to take care what you say, lest you cause an explosion of feminist wrath. She stopped the proceedings and gave me a long lecture about how the ‘verbal demeaning of women’ was totally unacceptable.
The idea is to present players with two people they would never want to sleep with — and then make them choose which they’d sleep with. I know this because later that evening, I turned to one of the group and confessed my secret longing for the likes of Theresa May, Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin — ideally all at once.I recently had sex with a woman who writes for the Guardian and in the heat of the moment I said, ‘I love you — you filthy slut! I had a similar experience with a woman of the right.(I won’t repeat what I said because it’s too embarrassing.) But she just laughed and said, ‘Oh, you do say the sweetest things to a girl!Actually, Americans have done surveys to find this out and you can find one that says liberals are better in the bedroom than conservatives and another that claims Republicans have more orgasms than Democrats.I have slept with women who write for the New Statesman and women who write for the Daily Telegraph and I can’t honestly claim that one lot is better than the other.