Skip to comments.Sex Is Cheap
Posted on 03/01/2011 4:34:44 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impairedearnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent since 1971. Their college enrollment numbers trail women's: Only 43 percent of American undergraduates today are men. Last year, women made up the majority of the work force for the first time. And yet there is one area in which men are very much in charge: premarital heterosexual relationships.
What many young men wish foraccess to sex without too many complications or commitmentscarries the day. If women were more fully in charge of how their relationships transpired, we'd be seeing, on average, more impressive wooing efforts, longer relationships, fewer premarital sexual partners, shorter cohabitations, and more marrying going on.
Instead, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (which collects data well into adulthood), none of these things is occurring. Not one...
To better understand what's going on, it's worth a crash course in "sexual economics"...
Yes, sex is clearly cheap for men. Women's "erotic capital," as Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics has dubbed it, ... can't assure her love and lifelong commitment. Not in this market. ...Michelle, a 20-year-old from Colorado, said ..."I had an ex-boyfriend of mine who said that, um, he didn't know if he was ever going to get married because, he said, there's always going to be someone better." [snip]
And yet while young men's failures in life are not penalizing them in the bedroom, their sexual success may, ironically, be hindering their drive to achieve in life. Don't forget your Freud: Civilization is built on blocked, redirected, and channeled sexual impulse, because men will work for sex. Today's young men, however, seldom have to.
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Women hold all the cards. It’s all their fault.
Nine children are pretty expensive.
Seems to be an influx of older women.
My husband has long said women control half the money and all the, well, another word for a cat.....
And most colleges still give preferential treatment to female applicants.
Times have changed. It is women who are the sexual predators nowdays. Young girls revel in their sexual conquests. sex is power to them. They have no desire to marry. They have no attachments to those they bed. Men are but useful objects to be molded and manipulated.
If women were more fully in charge of how their relationships transpired, we’d be seeing, on average, more impressive wooing efforts, longer relationships, fewer premarital sexual partners, shorter cohabitations, and more marrying going on.
Women ARE in charge and that’s why things are as they are.
Disclaimer: I am not now and do not expect to be, in a
relationship at any time in the future. I have a dog.
Milk, cow, free.
Obama has failed the young especially young men.
Obama has also failed the minority communities especially blacks.
Obama has done nothing to create jobs for these sectors of American society.
Obama has done nothing to alleviate the burdensome and multiple kinds of taxes on these groups.
Obama and company like to play the class warfare game but they play it very badly indeed. They are like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
I blame it on contraception. It drops the committment factor very rapidly towards zero. It’s the end of civilization. Already happening. You watch.
The world today teaches males at a young age that women have “options”, men have obligations.
I’ve always heard that women give sex to get love and men give love to get sex.
Let's see if he still says that when he's alone in his 50s.
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