Robin Rinaldi’s Wild Oats Project Shows Why Women Should Not Sleep Around

Recently, author Robin Rinaldi made waves with the publication of her memoir The Wild Oats Project, about how she spent a year sleeping with men and women with the permission of her husband after badgering him into entering an open marriage. Her reason for cracking up a nearly two decade-long marriage? Boredom. I kid you not:

I broke the news to Scott that I wanted an open marriage in early 2008, a few months after his vasectomy. “I won’t go to my grave with no children and four lovers,” I told him repeatedly. “I refuse.”

I haven’t read The Wild Oats Project, mainly because if I need to induce vomiting, ipecac is both less expensive and less painful. But Rinaldi’s press blitz about the book gives away its crucial (and entirely expected) twist: after concluding the “project,” Rinaldi divorced her loving husband and ran off with one of the men she’d slept with. Turns out that lotsa cocka is as conducive to a woman’s happiness as a Glock in the mouth is to brain function.

 

I haven’t read The Wild Oats Project, mainly because if I need to induce vomiting, ipecac is both less expensive and less painful. But Rinaldi’s press blitz about the book gives away its crucial (and entirely expected) twist: after concluding the “project,” Rinaldi divorced her loving husband and ran off with one of the men she’d slept with. Turns out that lotsa cocka is as conducive to a woman’s happiness as a Glock in the mouth is to brain function.

 

The enthusiastic response to Rinaldi’s masturbatory memoir—notwithstanding this amusing negative review from the Washington Post—is a prime example of the double standard in sex writing. Men like Roosh and myself who write about our experiences sleeping with girls abroad are libeled as “sex tourists” and “rapists.” Meanwhile, female typists like Rinaldi and Lena Dunham can brag about committing disgusting acts—frommolesting their little sisters to divorcing their husbands out of boredom—and not only get published by major companies, but get movie deals.

More importantly, The Wild Oats Project puts the lie to a popular myth in society: that women need to slut it up in order to be fulfilled. “Sowing her wild oats” was supposed to be a fun experiment for Rinaldi, one that would strengthen her relationship with her husband. Instead, it ended her marriage. She’d be happier if she’d just behaved like an adult and stayed with her man.

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http://www.returnofkings.com/59301/robin-rinaldis-wild-oats-project-shows-why-women-should-not-sleep-around

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