Better than Nothing

By Alena Kh

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Some things are better than nothing. I realized something had changed when I noticed that people are more embarrassed about walking into a spy shop than sex shop. Isn’t that great? It makes me happy beyond belief. I see women touching colored penises in a sex shop and it makes me smile. It strikes me as progress in the 21st century.

But it’s still the same century where it’s considered worse to buy a spy camera than a designer sofa shaped like a penis. Because we human beings are made this way. We say “yes” to something but there has to be a “no” to compensate. We can’t mind our own business. A woman who buys a new vibrator every week criticizes the woman who has a different lover every month. The woman who mocks her friend for spying on her partner is the first to look through the mobile phone of her own boyfriend.

Some things change, others not so much. The world is still full of hypocrites, but at least some hypocrites manage to have sex without feeling guilty. That’s better than nothing.