Sex & Politics Don't MixSilvio & Ruby

Can there be politics without sex? Can there be politicians without sex scandals? Sounds like a double entendre laced beginning of a Carrie Bradshaw article, but I think there is a point to be made here. The recent scandal between Silvio Berlusconi and the 17-year-old Moroccan girl he supposedly had relations with highlights a larger issue that seems to be commonplace amongst the worlds top politicans. Politicians love sex, yet they are under so much pressure to regulate it –  gay marriage, abortion laws – and promote a vice-free life, that they refuse their own natural urges to indulge in it. They project an impossible wholesome nuclear family ideal, and then some sort of binge – purge thing goes on (watch Schepisi’s The Devil’s Playground), giving rise to the very cliché political double life. Looking back over the years there have been some classic examples…

Sex & Politics Don't MixBill & Monica

Sex & Politics Don't MixJohn & Marilyn

Sex & Politics Don't MixArnie & Baena

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