30 Brutally Truthful Dan Savage Quotes About Love, Sex, Marriage, And Life In General

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1. “If your partner won’t f*ck you, one person doesn’t have the right to unilaterally declare another person’s sex life over.”

2. “Remember, kids: A romantic meal doesn’t put you in the mood for a good fuck but a good fuck builds up an appetite for a romantic meal.”

3. “Why isn’t making the sacrifice to be monogamous considered to be nobler than this myth of effortless monogamy that’s a result of love and passion?”

4. “I don’t want my husband to tell me the truth about everything all the time. What relationship could survive that kind of a scalding, deposition-style nightmare?”

5. “Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where’s that going to get ’em? Besides divorce court?”

6. “I tell people to communicate. Put your needs out there, and if they reject you, then you know you’re not compatible. You need to keep putting your needs out there until you find either somebody who’s willing to meet your needs because they take pleasure in the pleasure they’re giving you or somebody whose needs are a close enough fit with your needs.”

7. “But yes, we should tell people they have to be whores for each other. You shouldn’t be an ingrate or a dick or selfish, but we should tell people who are in sexless relationships and who aren’t doing what their partner wants, ‘You bought the dairy, so milk the fucking cow. If you don’t milk it, it’s going to find somebody else to milk it.'”

8. “I think the best thing for you to do is just live your life. Live a life that’s worth living, one where you do what you want to do, pursue your passions. That way, if you meet someone, they’ll be joining a life that’s already really good.”

9. “The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.”

10. “Male sexuality is crazy, perverse.”

11. “Ultimately life is disease, death and oblivion. It’s still better than high school.”

12. “Straight couples don’t have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn’t compulsory and its absence doesn’t invalidate a marriage.”

13. “Straight men would do everything gay men do if straight men could, but straight men can’t, because women won’t. Female sexual reserve acts as a check on straight men’s ability to spin out of control sexually.”

14. “The risks of being sexually active fall disproportionately on women’s shoulders. Sexually transmitted infections are easier to pass from male to female. If she gets pregnant, that’s all on her, particularly if it’s an anonymous encounter. She’s vulnerable to intimate-partner violence, to rape. When straight men complain that women aren’t up for anything, I always write back and say, ‘Well, tackle the rape problem and maybe more women will be. Tackle the intimate-partner violence thing.'”

15. “My point of view has always been that straight people need to have more sex and more sex partners than they do, and gay people need to have fewer sex partners than they can.”

16. “I don’t think women are naturally any less horny.”

17. “The research into sexless marriages seems to indicate that women have the low libidos, but it’s not that they don’t want to have sex. They just don’t want to have sex with their husbands.”

18. “I’m not a big fan of telling women that when their husband looks at porn it’s a form of cheating. That’s what you say if you want to drive the divorce rate up even higher than it is.”

19. “A lot of porn is for men who can’t get laid, who can’t get girlfriends. A lot of porn is created for angry men.”

20. “Kids see porn and think that’s what sex is. So we have to say to boys and girls what the right-wing fundamentalist fucktards won’t say, which is that other kinds of sex are normal and at your ages it might be better to masturbate together.”

21. “We know that the longer you’re together, passion dissipates and fades. There may be sex and it may be regular, but it will be less intense, and you may miss that intensity. The only way to get that is with other people.”

22. “We’re not natural monogamists…Then why in so many cultures—Judeo-Christian, Islamic—is adultery a death penalty offense? What species has to be threatened with death to do that which comes naturally?”

23. “School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.”

24. “A certain tiny percentage of everyone is gay.”

25. “I don’t think that sin and pursuing happiness are not necessarily the same thing.”

26. “I get letters every year from women who think Valentine’s Day is an empty exercise, but are ironically pretty exercised when their boyfriends neglect or forget it.”

27. “Sex negativity is imposed on us by religion, parents and a culture that can’t deal with sex. We pretend sex doesn’t interest us, while the culture is sexually obsessed.”

28. “Judaism, Christianity, Islam and almost every other faith have constantly tried to insert themselves between your genitals and your salvation, because then they can regulate and control you.”

29. “It’s hard talking about sex with a teenager. My son doesn’t want to hear it from me or anyone else, but you have to meddle. You have to say, ‘You can roll around and jerk off. That’s a lot of what adults do.'”

30. “If I told straight men there was a park with all these women from the ages of 18 to 60, some of them insanely hot, some of them average, all of whom want to fuck you and don’t want to know your name or your phone number and never want to see you again, that park would be full of straight men tomorrow.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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