Philip Weiss is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Harper's. A controversial 2008 article, "The Affairs of Men," published in New York magazine, sought to explain why so many men pursue sexual variety. Weiss also writes the Anti-Zionism blog, Mondoweiss. He is the author of American Taboo: A Murder In The Peace Corps, and he's working on a novel.
Question: What do sexually hyperactive teens mean for marriage?
Philip Weiss: I know. It’s terrible. It’s unfair. It’s really unfair that young people are coming up with all these kind of wild models for sex like the hooking up model and I guess I wonder if they won’t be the next battering ram on the doors- the iron doors of marriage. If you spent-- If you have as much experience as these many young people do, having- crossing gender lines in sex and crossing the friendship line in sex and sort of taking passion out of sex somewhat, what are they going to do when they get married? That’s a good-- I’m really curious. Maybe they’ll be more creative than we are- my generation is.