Okay, now we’ve heard everything:
Sex therapist Kimberly Resnick Anderson claims Trump winning the presidency has led to a widespread loss of libido in the bedroom among her clients.
Dubbing it ‘The Trump Bedroom Backlash’ Resnick Anderson says she has seen it time and again in her office.
But she claims it is more widespread than just what she describes as the ‘mecca for progressives and liberals’.
The certified sex expert told DailyMail.com: ‘Since Trump won a common complaint in my office is that women get more easily annoyed when their husbands or boyfriends initiate sex.
‘There are so many women complaining about it, I dubbed it “The Trump Bedroom Backlash”.
I have to say that this news surprised me. I had often assumed that political stress—which these woman are experiencing—might enhance the desire to bed down and get away from it all. Sort of like what sometimes happens in wartime, when people think their lives might end soon and they want to have a wild fling both to forget about it and to have some fun before the doors close.
Apparently not in this case:
‘One of my patients admitted, ‘Since Trump won, the thought of having sex is unappealing to me. All I can picture is him boasting about exploiting women…It makes me sick.’
‘This sentiment rings throughout my office on a frequently increasing basis.
That’s a clue right there. I think such women are coming up with a syllogism. You know the syllogism:
All men are mortal
Socrates is a man
Therefore Socrates is mortal
Of course, that’s not the syllogism operating here.. Now we have a syllogistic fallacy that probably goes something like this:
My husband is a man
Trump is a man
Therefore my husband is like Trump
And another clue can be found here:
‘Another patient lamented to me that since his wife discovered he was a Trump supporter, “she wants nothing to do with me in the bedroom. It’s as if I am suddenly the enemy.”‘
‘A couple sat in my office and she said, “If you support Trump in any way, shape or form, then we do not share core values. And if we do not share core values, it’s hard to be sexually attracted to you.”‘
I have no doubt that some of you are inclined to revile these women, or to laugh at them, or both. But understand one thing, which is that it has been drummed into their heads (and they sincerely believe) that Trump is Hitlerian. Almost the devil. Evil personified. If a person believes that, it’s not politics as usual, and it’s not okay if that person’s friends or spouse support evil.
I actually know one of these couples, although not at all well. In this case, a forty-plus year marriage is imperiled.
As Trump would say: Sad.
[ADDENDUM: Commenter “Brian E” doubted whether these relationships were healthy to begin with, and my answer is that I’m pretty sure some of the relationships weren’t healthy, but I’d bet that quite a few were healthy.
“Healthy,” that is, not in the sense of “perfect,” but in the sense of “pretty good.”
What if something very basic about the belief system of someone you married had changed? What if, for example, you married an atheist, you were an atheist, and later on the person became very religious and observant? Or, vice versa? You were both believers went to church together, volunteered for church things together, and then the person became an atheist and declared believers to be fools?
I could go on and on with more examples, but the point is that politics is very much a belief system—and a pretty basic one at that. For some people, it’s even a way of life. If two spouses were always on the same page together before this election, it could be a very profound shock when one leaves the fold.
This is especially true of supporting Trump, a man even his admirers admit is no ordinary candidate or ordinary politician, and who has a lot of offensive (or at the very least controversial) characteristics in terms of language and past behavior. Some of this was demonstrated on the campaign trail or brought out from the archives as a result of the campaign, and is now quite well-known. Znd some of it had a sexual content, as well.
For some women, the idea that a spouse who was formerly of like mind with them is now supporting THAT EVIL MAN is a very difficult one to swallow, even in a marriage that was previously peaceful and companionate. Or maybe especially in a marriage that was previously peaceful and companionate.]