In many cultures and in many times, women would not have sex with a man unless they were married to them. The world we live in now is, for the great majority, a massively difference space but we still assume that sex and relationships go together. Yet from hook up culture to studies that demonstrate sex declines in long term relationships there are increasing signs that we should not take the link for granted.
Might we be headed towards a culture where relationships and sex are pursed independently? Is talk of separating sex and relationships dangerous, providing a threat not only to the stability of our personal lives but to the very structure of society? Or could it be a new and profound liberation that will create better and more stable relationship choices and more satisfying lives?