A Hollywood sex therapist says men on the West Coast are suffering in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, because women just don’t want to have sex anymore.
According to psychologist-to-the-stars Kimberly Resnick Anderson, Clinton voters, emotionally impacted by Donald Trump’s misogyny, are getting “more easily annoyed” when their husbands, boyfriends or partners attempt to initiate sex, and that the problem is so widespread, she’s dubbed it the “Donald Trump Bedroom Backlash.”
Anderson even told the Daily Mail that her female clients are telling their partners that the mere thought of sex in a Donald Trump administration turns her stomach. “One of my patients admitted, ‘Since Trump won, the thought of having sex is unappealing to me. All I can picture is him boasting about exploiting women…It makes me sick.”
Anderson did not specify exactly why her client was thinking about Donald Trump during sex in the first place.
The “Bedroom Backlash” has a variety of root causes, from partners discovering that they share certain sentiments with Trump, to general malaise and despair, to abject terror at the thought of Trump with his finger on the nuclear button. But Anderson says its widespread.
“I practice in Los Angeles, a mecca for progressives and liberals,” she said. “This may slant the issues clients bring to my office, but, rest assured, this phenomenon is plaguing women all across America.”
She suggests that liberals might want to be more open to having sex, since it can provide some therapeutic togetherness, which they clearly need.
But female Hillary Clinton supporters may already have that “therapy” angle covered. According to “Lose It!” an app that tracks calorie consumption, people in Clinton’s target demographics might be selecting sweets over other pleasures of the flesh. Users of the app registered major diet drop-offs in the week after the election.
Orders for pie, ice cream and cheesecake were up by 72% on food delivery app Caviar, which operates in 15 major urban centers where Clinton prevailed. Caviar speculates that users were consoling themselves by “despair eating,” based on the sheer volume of dessert intake.