The Bild-Zeitung, to paraphrase the Firesign Theatre, has something awesome to reveal to us: Germans — yes, chaste, demure Germans — are hooking up (g). It’s so unprecedented, so shockingly new, that German doesn’t even have a word for it (my translation):
It’s something in-between, that we German’s don’t have a word for. The British call it "Casual Sex" [in English in original]. A purpose-driven temporary relationship which satisfies everything except the heart.
Since the TV series "Sex and the City" women, at least, know of this way of dealing with lust, without having a consistent partner. Carrie and her girlfriends meet up for no-commitment love games, and then simply send the men home, till the next time.
One thing I’ve never understood about Germans. On the one hand, as they never cease to remind us, they’re so much more relaxed and ‘adult’ about their bodies — you know, FKK (nudist) clubs (g), legal prostitution, getting kicked off American beaches for going topless, sex education for all, the whole gamut. Yet, at the same time, their Bambi-eyed wholesomeness and solid values are under constant assault from sinister Anglo-Saxon forms of sexual license, such as pornography and ‘casual sex’. Perhaps this firm has the answer for this peculiarly German dilemma…