Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Venn diagram: the reason for BLOW OFFS?

I came upon this cartoon in the last issue of The New Yorker.  Initially, it made me laugh---no wonder blow offs are more common than lasting relationships...but then I thought maybe it doesn't give guys enough credit.   I just don't believe what all men think about is sex--- isn't that just something dad's tell their daughters so that they won't get pregnant out of wedlock?  Plus, I still think there's this myth that women aren't sex-obsessed at all.  I would venture we think about it and talk about it a lot more than society thinks we do. (Although maybe not to the point where he have to masturbate at work to be able to concentrate).

What do you think readers?   When it comes to the venn diagram, is sex the only thing that connects us?

6 comments:

  1. Overgeneralization Alert: I think most women have a tendency to underestimate men's emotions (like the cartoon) or overestimate them (and believe men think the same as we do). I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. Sex is way important to both men and women, but yes, it does seem to be more paramount for men. We do have a tendency to plan the wedding on the first date when all he's thinking about is our boobs. But if men and women didn't (eventually) have more in common, do we really think they could fake it so well?

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  2. I think the cartoon frames the relationship incorrectly -- as if the genders are on opposite sides and having sex is some common ground. Of course it's a cartoon and can't get into it so it's good for a good chuckle and reaffirms our common social viewpoints, like regular comedy. To answer your question, I think to some extent the fundamental basis for male/female relationships is sex. It just can't be the only thing.

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  3. We're here to breed, ladies.

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  4. men think about sex every 7 seconds...

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  5. I just thought about sex again right then.

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  6. has anyone come up with the statistic on how often women think about sex?

    Totally agree with TN/Yo franny on this one.

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