Many things get easier each time we do them. The more I tie my shoes, the easier it gets. Same with a bow tie when I used to wear one. The more I use my camera the easier it gets (though my pictures don’t necessarily improve). Even going through airport security has gotten easier over time. Each new addition by TSA, laptops, shoes, liquids, was a pain the first time, but got better by the second and simply became part of the new normal.
Getting groped or displaying your nude body for a stranger doesn’t though. Most of the people I’ve talked to who have made several trips through Barack and Janet’s New Kabuki Theatre for Pedophiles have said that it doesn’t get better, and several have said it actually gets worse.
One woman said that the first time was unnerving, the next three or four were tolerable, and she said she thought she was normalizing it. The last two though, have left her feeling traumatized. One guy said that he was part of the no-big-deal crowd and happily went through the NoS without much thought, until the sixth time, when he said he was rather bothered by the thought of it and that being bothered has increased with each successive trip.
Another person said that her 8-year-old daughter was concerned the first time, bothered more the second, and now refuses to go on a trip with her mom next week.
And these are all seasoned travelers.
I’ll put a survey up tomorrow morning to see what others experiences have been.