At the risk of offending any confirmed non-breeders here I'll ask my question anyway. So I was reading this article in Details magazine http://www.details.com/culture-trends/critical-eye/201104/no-baby-boom-non-breeders
My question is, much like a vegan diet seems horribly puritanical and, using Sally Fallon's words here, "prudent" it seems equally unnatural to me to never desire to procreate with one's partner. Does anyone else think that these trends could be due to an increasingly unhealthy population? Maybe a combination of no longer seeing virility/fertility in our malnourished partners and an overall decrease in sexual desire?
I understand that the introduction of birth control has a lot to do with it and people are getting it on without that pesky pregnancy side effect. Obviously, I and most people not living in an agricultural environment will have no interest in being baby factories but a population of humans no longer having interest in creating little mini-me's is worrisome to me. This coupled with increasing rates of infertility seems like mighty dark foreshadowing to me.
I've been watching "Human Planet" on Discovery channel and watching these strong nimble, virile people, almost all of whom are breastfeeding effortlessly, climbing up trees with ease, munching on snakes, forest tubers, freshly hunted meat, etc. It's just got me thinking about our childless state.
Yes, Arctic monkey concerts are fun and so are childless nights on the town but as a new mother, making children seems like such an inherently biological urge to me.
(On a side note, after a year of being unable to conceive last year, I got pregnant one month after starting the Atkins diet. I had no idea Paleo or WAPF existed at that point.)
Again I'm sorry if I'm offending anyone who is sensitive about this topic.