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Why Fleabag’s Andrew Scott is wrong about renaming ‘casual sex’

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02.01.2020

Andrew Scott AKA “The Hot Priest” from Fleabag wants us to stop using the expression “casual sex”. Speaking on Elizabeth Day’s podcast, How To Fail, the nation's favourite fantasy said: “The idea that you can’t extract any kind of meaning from casual sex... I think that’s really dangerous because it invokes shame in people. You learn from people... It’s not about the length of time you spend with somebody.”

Scott is right about casual sex. It’s a marvelous thing. Sometimes casual sex leads to adventure, or leaves you with a great story. Other times it’s a quick fix – like eating a bag of crisps from a station vending machine when you’re starving hungry. Not exactly what you want, but unquestionably better than nothing.

Whatever the circumstances or motivation, there is nothing wrong with having casual consensual sex whenever you like, with whomever........

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