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June 24, 2009

Sex and Relationship Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Toby Young wonders why he's become such a grump since he turned 40.

* Meet the real 40 year old virgins. (Link thanks to Randall Parker)

* Where does empathy come from?

* Lily Burana reviews two biographies of the legendary stripper (and popular-culture figure) Gypsy Rose Lee.

* Tony Comstock remembers that, back in the 1970s, New York City "smelled like sex."

* Curious to hear what the "Game" crowd makes of this study. I have a hunch that Game doesn't take into enough account that there might well be a difference between the gals a guy enjoys fantasizing about and the gals he actually enjoys spending time with. But what do I know?

* Tantric sex is back in the news.



posted by Michael at June 24, 2009


Seems I was pretty on the money with my how to find a virgin post:


Posted by: Thursday on June 24, 2009 3:00 PM

When I was ten I remember being the killjoy who said that the group of us watching "Weird Science" shouldn't be watching that sort of movie, then going outside.

Other than a brief lowering of inner grumpitude from ages 20-27, I've been cranky, mulish, and fairly pessimistic about human nature since I was a child.

Reading blogs hasn't helped any with my disposition, though I have to say true grumps are a dying breed in a world where "tolerance" is the societal byword. Grumpiness isn't motivated by moral indignation; there's still plenty of that garbage to be had if one wants it. No, it's more a matter that one wants to keep up some level of standards when the rest of the world seems more than willing to let it all go to hell.

Posted by: Spike Gomes on June 24, 2009 7:26 PM

Grumpiness is the inability to enjoy something for the sake of enjoyment. Period.

Posted by: JV on June 24, 2009 9:38 PM

re: ideal woman.

i don't think that study disproves anything pertaining to the game crowd, it merely reaffirms the belief that men have a universal standard of beauty: waist-hip ratio of 0.7. it therefore reaffirms HBD which Game has a major investment in.

today, celebrity style and looks are determined less and less by heterosexual men so saying that "hot" celebrities are an inherent metric for the measure of hotness is a false premise.

Posted by: Chuck on June 25, 2009 3:35 AM

If people don't stop this chatter about grumpiness, I'm going to get really mad...

Posted by: PatrickH on June 25, 2009 10:57 AM

re: ideal woman

See roissy's recent post about the masculinization of the western female. Simply put, females that are anointed most beautiful by contemporary media have noticeably more masculine facial features than their counterparts from 50+ years ago. One supposes there are a lot of causes behind this transformation, but I'd guess that the lack of hetero male input in fashion and media industries may have something to do with it. That said, looking at the first picture from that article, it is really no surprise that men prefer the woman on the right to the one on the left: the one on the right is clearly more classically feminine.

The phenomenon of men preferring to have long-term relationships with the 7s instead of the 10s though, is an observation that I've seen made in passing many times in game discussions. I think the reason for this--in addition to the fact that today's "10s" are subtly more masculine looking than the 7s--has to do with the fundamental male desire to feel dominant over his female mate. The sense of awe and intimidation the average, and even the above average, man feels when contemplating a 10, leads him to think that, beyond a few fucks, a 10 would just be too stressful.

Posted by: JM on June 26, 2009 4:23 AM

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