New York band give their thoughts on porn and promiscuity
Vampire Weekend have dished out love advice for teenagers in a new video – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
Frontman Ezra Koenig and bassist Chris Baio recorded the video for Rookie’s Ask A Grown Man series, and gave their thoughts on everything from how to break-up with a paramour and whether girls should be offended that their partners were watching pornography.
Asked whether men were turned off by girls who are “too easy”, Koenig replied: “I’m not turned off by girls who seem to be too easy. That doesn’t even really seem like a thing, being too easy. I’m kind of surprised you’ve had this experience over and over again, because some guys are timid and really appreciate it if the girl is straightforward about what she’s interested in, and there doesn’t have to be a whole rigmarole and cat and mouse game going on.”
Baio added: “It’s hard. I feel like it’s long exposed, the sort of double standard about girls and guys and sex. Maybe there’s still some guys that are going to be jerks about it in that antiquated way, but you shouldn’t let their thinking dictate your actions.”
Asked by one reader whether she should be offended that her boyfriend watches pornography, meanwhile, Koenig replied: “First of all, I don’t want to get too much into my personal habits. One thing I can say is that we’re both guy’s guys, we’ve got a lot of male friends, a lot of dudes confide in us about what they get up to. And the truth is, I’ve never met a man who told me that he did not experiment with viewing pornographic material. I literally have never met a man who’s told me that that’s not a part of his life in one form or another.”
Other topics included ‘Can you ever really be close friends with an ex-boyfriend?’, ‘There is a boy I find really attractive – would it be weird if I went up to him and just asked for his number?’ and ‘What does it mean when a guy compliments you?’. Previous participants in Rookie’s Ask A Grown Man include comedian Jimmy Fallon, director Judd Apatow and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.