Written by Ben Schiller for Fast Company. Originally published December 2, 2013.
We’ve heard from Terry Young, of the trend-spotting shop Sparks & Honey, before. A while ago, he talked about the future of jobs, and before that, the future of health care. Here he offers up some intriguing ideas about relationships in 2025, based on three “macro” trends: that technology is speeding up how we interact; that unconventional relationships are becoming more accepted; and that kink (e.g. porn) is going mainstream.
“Men and women have become so over-stimulated by the abundance of porn that it’s hard for them to perform sexually, or their relationships become like porn,” Young says. That could lead to backlash, like the movement, Make Love Not Porn, that Cindy Gallop is trying to foster, or detox services that wash our minds of skin-on-skin imagery. Or something sadder. “Large numbers of men are no longer physically attracted to human women,” Young notes.”
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