Now that Summer's slowly coming to an end, many people are narrowing down who they're gonna "Cuff" before the sun packs it's bags. The proper term for the Fall and Winter seasons in this regard is called "Cuffing Season". What exactly is cuffing season you ask?
According to Urban Dictionary:
"During the fall and winter months people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves, along with the rest of the world, desiring to be 'cuffed,' or tied down by a serious relationship."
And with this being now explicitly known, people are using clever technology mediums to extend their Summer "freedom" when narrowed down to dating.
In a recent editorial by Motherboard titled 'Hong Kong's Sex Workers Are Ditching Their Pimps for iPhones', the thesis sparked a key point that's circled around internet prostitution masked as "compensated dating". Women are advertising their bodies at competitive prices to beat out others in the same market. And with its roaring popularity in such short time via apps such as HK Big Man and HK Mensa, it sparks the debate on whether "cuffing season" will stay around for long.
Sure, there's value in relationships. Companionship with a significant other always makes rainy/snowy days more interesting. Not to mention intimacy (if involved), both parties can enjoy the company and passion amongst each other exclusively. Convenient to say the least, right?
But we all know that sometimes things happen. Annoyances can occur. Miscommunications can make days seem like prison. And Yo Gotti's glorified "DM" could spark the interest of your mate and cause drama that conflicts with the trusting "seasonal" exclusivity.
The freedom of online mediums that allow men and women the 24/7 access to getting any of their personal needs fulfilled, also devalues certain coveted arrangements that involve sex. By simply moving thumbs, a few clicks could land a person in bed with any man/woman of their choice. Preferences included too - muscular/thick, light skin/brown skin, felatio/anal, whips/chains, S&M or dominatrix, condom/no condom... Skies the limit in this department.
What's most important to note here is that if any man/woman has a smartphone, they have equal access to this. No one is excluded the "freedoms" of Summer promiscuity or sexual exploration. And even more relevant in the great words of Maxwell, "Whenever Wherever Whatever" - no matter what "season" it may be. This could be the beginning of the end for "Cuffing Season" as we know it to be.
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