Between Cardi B’s Sexcation and the ‘Scared to Moan’ Meme, It’s a Very Horny Xmas

Cardi B and Offset kissing during happier times. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images For dcp

As this troubling calendar year barrels toward its inevitable conclusion (thank God), we’re all taking much-needed time off to hang with loved ones. Sure, watching classic movies and sipping spiked cocoa with your family is great, but if one thing’s certain about the holidays, it’s that carnal desire will interrupt those idyllic scenes of wholesome merriment with embarrassing regularity.

Yes, I am referring to being horny over the holidays. Because what do you do when your hot boyfriend or special person is in North Carolina or some other, possibly far-flung destination? Fortunately, this season is providing us with some gratifyingly sex-focused fodder to keep us occupied.

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Exhibit A: Cardi B and Offset. When Cardi (given name: Belcalis Almánzar) announced early in December that she had decided to end her relationship with her husband (and the father of her new baby daughter, Kulture), the Migos rapper didn’t take the news well. Last week, he stormed the stage during one of Cardi’s concerts to try to win the “Bodak Yellow” singer back, prompting her to haughtily rebuff his attempt. But Offset’s unattractively dramatic efforts weren’t completely in vain: He appears to have gotten Cardi to at least sleep with him again.

On Friday, the former couplet were spotted on vacation together in Puerto Rico. If you’re confused, you might not yet be clued into the concrete reason behind Cardi wanting to leave her husband: He reportedly cheated on her with an aspiring musician. Yikes.

But, as many of us know, there are complicated feelings wrapped up in being betrayed by someone you love. You might not need them anymore, but you still want them. And Cardi definitely wanted Offset: She herself made it plain that the sole point of their reunion was because she “just had to get fucked, that’s all.”

We’ve all been dumped, and conversely, we’ve all dumped someone who wasn’t expecting it: It sucks either way. Cardi B and Offset are clearly aware of the red hot truth, which is that the best way to conclude a relationship with any peace of mind is to just boink it out. Everybody wins, including Horny Christmas 2K18.

Piggybacking off Cardi and Offset’s sunny breakup sexcation is a desperately thirsty meme that has exploded on Twitter over the past 24 hours: “Y’all scared to moan?

The origins of it are still unclear, but its gist is easy to grasp: Many people feel uncomfortable making noise during sex (something tells us Cardi B. does not), and this meme makes fun of those people. The joke format requires the meme-maker to first ask incredulously if the target of the punch line is actually afraid to cry out while in flagrante. Then the meme-maker provides a sonic example of how it really should be done.

This is a perfect meme for one simple reason: Sex noises are hilarious. Whether you’re the bedroom whisperer, a full-on screamer or quieter than a mouse, everybody knows that sounds unleashed during lovemaking (sorry) would be utterly humiliating in any other context.

Playfully shaming those who remain silent as the grave while they’re getting it on is therefore just good old-fashioned fun, similarly to how farts are just good old-fashioned fun.

The joke transcends further explanation, and Horny Christmas 2k18 cannot be defeated, but if you need additional evidence, consider the possible coupling of rock legend Patti Smith and sensual sex symbol Ralph Fiennes (otherwise known as Lord Voldemort), who are rumored to be dating.

Smith and Fiennes have been identified as friends since at least 2016, but a recent Instagram message posted by Smith has lead gawkers to speculate that their relationship has ratcheted up to the next level (a.k.a. a sexual one). Not only is this a pairing of two brilliant and talented people, but can you imagine how downright poetic their bedroom time must get? Yow.

There’s clearly something in the air. So go forth, lonely, horny people of the world! Steal away from that last-minute tree trimming and caroling and give the gift of self-love (or if you’re lucky enough, share that love with someone else). You deserve bliss, and Horny Christmas 2k18 is here to provide spankincense and mirth.

Between Cardi B’s Sexcation and the ‘Scared to Moan’ Meme, It’s a Very Horny Xmas