Gross: Lena Dunham Compares The Election to Her Prolific Sex Life

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By Heat Street Staff | 7:32 pm, November 7, 2016

Oversexed, socially aware celebrity Lena Dunham is comparing the 2016 election to the prolific sex life she enjoyed in her early twenties.

In a rambling post — now deleted — on Instagram, Dunham laid out the stakes of what it meant to vote your conscience instead of voting for Hillary Clinton:

When I was 22 I fell in love with an older guy. He had a girlfriend but we still had sex, just often enough for me to think he loved me too. So I devised a plan: I would stay single until he was available. I would just tough it out and be ready whenever. But after he and his girlfriend broke up, he got a different girlfriend. We kept having sex. Then he got another girlfriend. We had sex slightly less often. He kept getting girlfriends, and I kept waiting, and it took me way too long to realize I was alone and only getting alone-er. That’s basically your vote for Jill Stein. Cuz she’ll be fine doing what she’s always done. And you’ll have Trump as president.

We know that Dunham is a vociferous supporter of Hillary Clinton. But this Jill Stein analogy is so confusing that we’re still not sure what Dunham actually means here.

Perhaps this confusion is why Dunham deleted the posting. Or perhaps she was worried she might get in trouble for impugning this mystery lothario — much in the same way she had to amend, post-publication, a section of her 2014 memoir, Not That Kind of Girl about being sexually assaulted by a mustachioed Oberlin college campus Republican named “Barry”. Turns out there really was a conservative named Barry from Dunham’s Oberlin years and he objected.

Dunham also had to apologize for another account in her memoir of her sexual exploits — a passage in which she admitted to playing with her sister Grace’s vagina when she was seven and Grace was one.

So will she apologize for this sex story? Or just delete it and leave us utterly confused?