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David Petraeus’ winter wife: it was just sex dummy

by | 15th, November 2012

WHY are we so interested in David Petraeus’s resignation? Sex sells. But the talk of State security and the like is bunkum. This is all about a man who had extra-marital sex and got caught. He’s been married to the same woman for 37 years. As an active soldier, you wonder who many of those years he has spent with his wife.

This would be a better story were Petreaus a hypocrite. But we don’t know what his relationship with his wife is. Maybe their marriage is an open one, allowing him and her to shag insignificant others. She might even get off on it. The shock always seems to be that women, in this case the married Paula Broadwell, enjoy sex, that they misbehave with their genitals as much as men do. Look at it not as an affair. Look at it as foreplay. Petreaus fell on his sword to protect his wife’s kink. Who knows? Not us. It’s none of our business.

It might just be get his that people reporting their outrage on Petraeus’s shaggings are up to much the same themselves. Maybe Petreaus is just being human, something more senistive and penis-driven than the swivel-eyed man of action who’s always right and righteous?

Don’t force him to resign. See him as human. Here’s a CIA man who can empathise with matters of the heart and loins.

Years ago, a colleague of mine was sent to report on the British Army overseas. He encountered the soldiers’ “winter wives”, women who cared for and shagged the soldiers while they were stationed overseas. They might even have loved one another. He was advised that reporting on this would serve no purpose other than require him to visit the dentist on a stretcher. The soldiers were right. It was none of my colleague’s business what these soldiers did

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