Salon’s Sex Therapist: ‘Creepy’ and ‘Rape-Like’ Trump ‘Wrecking Our Sex Lives’

According to liberal journalists, Democratic presidents prompt sex dreams while the “creepy,” “rape-like” Donald Trump ruins intimacy. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Salon.com discussed the threat “to our sex lives” created by the President. Writer Chauncey Devega talked to sex therapist Dr. Susan Block. According to Dr. Block, the Republican has had a “big impact” on intimacy: “Trump has created feelings of fear, loathing, and nausea. People just don’t want to have sex.” 

She warned, “This would mainly be seen with women who are just appalled at how creepy Trump is. He takes what is often a positive male attribute of confidence and pushes it way over the line into a rape-like and rape-entitled kind of arrogance.” 

It got weirder from there as Block described those who find Trump attractive: 

There is definitely a homoerotic attraction for Trump being experienced by his usually very homophobic male supporters. Both men and women really do find Trump to be an appealing "bad boy" and "evil daddy" who’s really hot.

DeVega chimed in: 

In this way of thinking about politics and society Donald Trump leads a political cult whose members want to literally be inside of him, to become him, to have a libidinal relationship with the Great Leader. This includes both men and women. The fascist aesthetic can be very erotic for the followers.

The Salon journalist wondered “what advice do you have for people who are experiencing ‘Post-Trump Sex Disorder?’ How can they salvage their intimate lives in a time of such fear, anxiety, violence, and worry?” The key is to focus on “the importance of pleasure.” The sex therapist concluded, “I think too many people on the right denigrate pleasure as sending you to hell. Of course, they are very hypocritical about that. And there are too many people on the left who denigrate pleasure as being selfish.”

In contrast, journalists find Democratic presidents to be quite arousing. According to the New York Times in 2009, Obama prompted many sex dreams: 

“The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs....I launched an e-mail inquiry....Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the President.”
New York Times “Domestic Disturbances” blogger Judith Warner, February 5, 2009.

In 1992, Time Senior Writer Walter Shapiro discussed the “American libido” and “sex dreams about Bill Clinton.” 

"At a moment when the American libido seems to oscillate between Puritanism and rampant exhibitionism, how significant is it that for the first time in more than 30 years the nation has elected a President with sex appeal?....Cheryl Russell, editor of The Boomer Report, a monthly newsletter on consumer trends, captures a new dimension in the national psyche when she confides, 'Every woman I know is having sex dreams about Bill Clinton. We're finally getting a President our own age who we can imagine having sex with.'"
-- Time Senior Writer Walter Shapiro, November 16, 1992.

Perhaps good sex will simply have to wait for liberal journalists... until the next Democratic president turns them on. 

Update: A previous version of this article attributed a quote to Dr. Block when it should have been the Salon author, Chauncey Devega. Apologies for the error. 

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