First of all, the leftist writer admits she is ignorant, lives in a bubble, and takes left-wing stereotypes as facts.
Based on the sexual hangups their political affiliation tries to force on the rest of us, it seemed obvious to me that Republicans must be having a terrible time in bed. I don’t know any people on the Right, personally, so I imagined they just felt crippling anxiety any time they thought about having sex in a “normal” way and thus acted out by having sex in insane, criminal ways, which certainly don’t seem very satisfying.
So, when confronted with research showing that conservatives have more fulfilled sex lives than leftists, she really doesn’t process this information well. She seeks out explanations that still reaffirm the superiority of left-wing people, e.g. “People on the left have higher standards for sexual gratification, and we’re unsatisfied when the sex doesn’t measure up.” Alternately, “We’re more aware of the world and all its troubles, and this makes us unhappier generally than those dumb conservatives who think everything is OK.”
Or, on the other hand.
Leftism is a narcissistic, materialist ideology, and selfish sex in which the flesh is treated merely as flesh is almost always unsatisfying. Sex that is giving, concerned with the other person, and treats the body it ought to be, which is as a symbol of the soul, is far more gratifying.
Yeah, I can sort of see that.