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February 09, 2009

Sex Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Cougar Liberation: older galz on the prowl are coming out of the closet.

* Jenny Jones files a report from the AVN Expo.

* Best use of a wiki yet.

* Can a child be charged with creating kiddie porn? The new technology certainly makes a lot of crazy things possible.

* Sebastian Flyte praises "the neg."

* Porn legend Ron Jeremy talks to Time magazine about his life in the business.

* Randall Parker notices some changes in mating preferences. Razib comments.

* How do you "ground" a daughter who is misbehaving in the virtual world?

* Alexa writes that she got her first Brazilian at 15, and live-Tweets a professional appointment.

* The biggest sexology discoveries of the last 130 years.

* Rich men give women more orgasms.

* Chuck Ross winces at the spectacle of middle-aged guys at gyms, and thinks that strip clubs are overrated. Good sentence: "Paying $100 for 4 beers and a case of blue balls is not my idea of a good time."

* Porn star Belladonna tours the Lelo sex-toy booth.

You don't need to be told that the linkage above is NSFW, do you?

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at February 9, 2009




Comments

How do you "ground" a daughter who is misbehaving in the virtual world?

Cut off her internet access and take away her phone? Geez, if you're not even tough enough to do that, what kind of parent are you? Teens have no need for a phone anyway.

"Paying $100 for 4 beers and a case of blue balls is not my idea of a good time."

Not to mention looking at women who despise you while surrounded by totally contemptile males.

Posted by: JP on February 9, 2009 9:08 AM



Chuck Ross's take on older men at the gym is completely at odds with my observations. It is rare to see any older men - which in gymspeak means over age 30 - wearing strange attire or performing weird exercises. That sort of attire or activity is not common at all, and when it does occur seems to be mostly the domain of young women.

Posted by: Peter on February 9, 2009 10:59 AM



I see the older guys at the gym usually toiling away on the cardio machines. I'm an older guy too, and I hit the squats, deadlifts, pullups, the basic stuff, with weights heavier than most people in the gym use. Most people, young included, just don't do those exercises at all.

I am pleased to add, though, that almost no-one does anything with the exercise balls either. So you take the good with the bad.

Most of the weird exercises that are done, are done on mats...and almost invariably by women, not men of any age. When "weird yoga pilate [sic] moves" are done, those are always being done by the ladies. Women are much more prone to exercise fads (yoga classes are still mostly women and pilates classes are nearly ALL women), both in movements and in attire. Ross seems to go to a gym with a lot of very feminized guys around.

Posted by: PatrickH on February 9, 2009 12:01 PM



Even sex linked blog entries don't get much interest around here so why do you keep pandering to the lowest common denominator?

Also, Razib is hardly an expert on mating or being preferred. I wish you would elevate your interest in human sexuality from the prurient to the academic by linking to credible sources.

As for exercise fads, some of those mat exercises have been around for 30 years or more. Yoga is an ancient discipline so it's hardly accurate to label it a fad either. Furthermore, mat exercises beat jogging and if you don't like them, you don't have to watch them. Further, furthermore, if you are too immature or deviant to mind your own business when women are working out at the same gym as you, your membership should be revoked. : p

Posted by: Shiva on February 9, 2009 1:01 PM



Oh, come on, you guys are missing the real dynamite-with-a-lit-fuse story here: the research showing women orgasm more with wealthier men.

I mean, if that isn't un-P.C. (and hence interesting), what is?

I wondered if the obvious but 'titillating women are genetically predisposed to be gold-diggers' hypothesis discussed in the story doesn't ignore at least two alternate explanations:

1) Men who make more money are probably either smarter or shrewder about human nature; in any case, they may well be more observant of many things, including the sexual responses of their ladies, thus resulting in more happy sex.

2) I believe that in men, anxiety over money is the commonest cause of impotence; quite possibly, what's true for the gander is also true for the goose. Being with a wealthier partner may reduce a woman's stress levels and thus encourage more female orgasms.

Whatever the cause of this phenomena, the thing I've always found strange is the immense variability in the capacity for orgasms from one woman to another. I've never been able to understand why this would be so from an evolutionary point of view. Any ideas?

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on February 9, 2009 5:30 PM



Shiva, that was the stupidest, most worthless comment posted on 2Blowhards in a long time. Not one insight, not one constructive point. Completely without value.

Oh, and have a nice day!

Posted by: PatrickH on February 9, 2009 8:22 PM



Shiva said --

"I wish you would elevate your interest in human sexuality from the prurient to the academic by linking to credible sources. "

I don't. And who cares?

Posted by: dougjj on February 9, 2009 8:28 PM



I have to disagree with Peter and Patrick about old guys and gym wear. I've noticed a serious proliferation of Spandex-shorted old guys (50+) showing the world their spindly legs and shriveled junk. Case in point, the scrawny old biscuit in spinning class (girlfriend dragged me into it to change up my routine) yesterday morning in his bike pants and tank. After the session, my smartass girlfriend loudly asked him if his bike was broken, as he never once changed the tension during the whole hour. I asked her why she embarassed him in front of everyone, as she isn't that sort, and she said that he always tries to sit next to a young woman and chat them up, so he needed a little embarrassing.

Weird exercise routines are almost always a direct result of working with a "trainer". Guys who pick up these habits usually lose them after a while through being laughed at, while women, especially older women, will do them forever.

Posted by: Brutus on February 9, 2009 9:10 PM



You know, just because a woman is double-jointed and has her bottom elevated higher than her head doesn't mean she's easy.

Posted by: Shiva on February 10, 2009 12:02 AM



"Guys who pick up these habits usually lose them after a while through being laughed at, while women, especially older women, will do them forever."

True on both accounts. After a while the guys seem to tone it down a little bit, perhaps from the social shaming involved. Older women keep doing their same routines though because most people won't ridicule an elderly woman.

Thanks for the bump Michael Blowhard.

Posted by: Chuck on February 10, 2009 1:48 AM



Bike shorts are always a problem, IMHO.

Great sex piece from the best news source around:

Link

Great line: "I'm not trying to be Sting or anything, but Jesus Christ."

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on February 10, 2009 1:55 AM



Shiva: I wish you would elevate your interest in human sexuality from the prurient to the academic by linking to credible sources.

An "academic" interest in human sexuality is a sure indicator of perviness. Normal, decent people have honest prurient interests. Michael's sex links suck only because they invariably fail to appeal to my prurient interests.

re: Chuck on old guys at the gym: Some young male co-workers of mine once complained about a tendency of some old guys to ostentatiously strut their naked raddled carcasses around the locker room. Even had a label for 'em: "Proud Penis". On strip joints: as the spouse once articulated his objection to strip joints, "the maximum amount of sexual frustration for the maximum amount of money". Spoken like a true Scotsman.

FvB: Whatever the cause of this phenomena, the thing I've always found strange is the immense variability in the capacity for orgasms from one woman to another. I've never been able to understand why this would be so from an evolutionary point of view. Any ideas?

Did you note if this variability was correlated with the ladies' perception of your net worth?

Posted by: Moira Breen on February 12, 2009 10:58 AM



Moira:

"Proud Penis" is a phenomenon that I wish would go away. It's frustrating having to swim through a sea of dicks just to get to the bathroom at the gym.

And your husband sounds wise.

Posted by: Chuck on February 12, 2009 12:56 PM



I'll never forget the spectacle of this old guy who had some kind of involuntary erection problem (medication?) who walked around the locker room with his (rather large) erection flopping around openly. He'd stand in front of guys sitting on locker benches, gabbing away for minutes at a time with these guys, all while his at-attention junk was poking at their faces from only inches away.

I must admit my respect for the self-control and iron-clad courtesy of the Canadian man was reinforced by the fact that every one of the guys he accosted with his erection talked to him politely, while managing to avoid, with trained guy-at-the-urinal Situational Awareness Focus (tm), so much as a glance at the rampant equipment thrusting at his nose.

He was brazen, that old guy. The most brazen of a brazen bunch.

P.S. The thought has occured to me, so okay! His, ah, condition, might not have been involuntary, and he was just more or less hitting on whatever helpless guy he could exhibit himself in front of. Come to think of it, he did tend to plant himself and his package for a "chat" only in front of young, good-looking guys.

Shudder. Gives a whole new meaning to Game - Old Gay Guy Specialization. Getting hit on by gay men (of any age--and it hasn't happened to me in a while) does give me some sympathy for women and their bitch-shields. More or less a survival mechanism, I guess.

P.P.S. And don't even think it! I was only looking over occasionally (believe me, the sight was sick-making, but it did have a horrifying fascination) and I am not gay and I have no problem with that anyway!

So, like I said, don't even think it.

Posted by: PatrickH on February 12, 2009 2:26 PM



Patrick,

You can be forgiven for sneaking a peak. Everyone compares their goods to anothers. Just as in the actual gym, instead of the locker room, guys compare how ripped they are to another. I can't believe nobody said "hey man, get your boner out of my face" though.

Posted by: Chuck on February 12, 2009 8:19 PM






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