Jack Nicholson said sex isn't what it used to be. He misses the old days of complete sexual freedom. He said he gave up one-night stands, because he was afraid he'd get AIDS. He never used condoms before? Did they even have those in his days? And don't even talk about that goat skin condom shit. Nasty.
He also said fascists are using AIDS and other STDs to repress sensuality.
Old Jackie said, "In my lifetime, from World War II on, life got freer and freer until herpes, then AIDS. That was the end, ask any bar owner. Things moved to the right.
"Once this idea that you can die from sex got into people's heads, it became a weapon in the hands of stiff, erect, martinet father/parent fascists to suppress sensuality. When you start doing that, society gets rigid, and social life as I knew it was over, fast. I loved that era, and it's gone. Everything is about infections now. Anybody under 30 has never known the freedom I knew. They're frightened, they have no idea about alternative lifestyles.
"Freedom has never been part of the air they breathe. Naturally, I reacted differently to this fear of freedom, because it is a fear of feeling. I'm not talking about being profligate with sex and drugs. Fear of freedom is a withholding of love, and it's unyielding."
Obviously the kids aren't that afraid, because teen girls are still getting knocked up left and right. They obviously aren't using protection which means they don't seem to be too scared about diseases and such.
And I'm sure people were getting diseases in his day it was just not talked about.
Jack probably stopped having one-night stands, because he got sick of hearing the "it happens all the time" line when he couldn't get it hard.
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