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.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
They actually paid someone to write this? Does every left wing indiot think history started they day they were born? (rhetorical question)
It was no different when I was in high school and college in the late 70’s early 80’s.
Cheap women are like cheap beer, and I’ve never had a taste for either.
Don’t worry folks, there are a large number of young men who strongly desire to marry and have large families. They never have to worry about their wives leaving them, and they will have no problem in reorienting this culture to follow their lead, so that their values will be the values of this country.
Of course they pray to Allah, but no one is perfect
Freepmail wagglebee to subscribe or unsubscribe from the moral absolutes ping list.
This common line displays a deprecatory perception of men.
Why? Because men (very reasonably) say, "Why should I pay for her choices?" There's a logic there that's unanswerable.
There is no practical incentive to marry for men. It’s a stacked deck. Feminist harangue comes from all quarters, it’s even standard fare on FR of all places. For all but the religiously devout, there is no reason to close the deal at all. The penalties are not worse outside of marriage, they’re worse within, legally and monetarily.
Would you hitch your wagon to a competitive scold who would take half of everything you have and then some, who could more or less enslave you to pay for their support after taking off for any reason at all better than half the time, and who has an increasing propensity to ruin your reputation out of sheer spite by fictionalizing child sexual abuse charges in order to gain sole custody of any children?
No, you wouldn’t.
I guess that “horizontal” study of adolescents is in line with Zero’s belief that 26 year olds are adolescents not adults.
It seems to me that the boys are not becoming men; and the girls are not beoming ladies.
Maybe the “horizontal” study should be dubbed the “whorizontal” study.
Have you heard this one? If women knew what men were thinking, they’d never stop hitting them.
“Milk, cow, free.”
Nothing is free.
What the article said, glancingly, in reference to Freud: if men don't have to commit to a wife and kinds, they don't have to commit to the future. Ther's no reason not to just drift along. And that's what more and more of them are doing. Peter Pans, Failed males.
Though many here may disagree with you, I think you nailed it (no pun intended)
Men are but useful objects to be molded and manipulated
........and are ATM machines with an attachment.......I might add
I have been married for thirty years, same wonderful women and have many friends in their mid thirties who basically are completely used and manipulated by their girlfriends. My sons are all in their mid to late twenties and it astounds me how they let their girlfriends run their lives or are cut off.
I tell them all the time to grow a set and be a man
I think that’s true of every human being about every other human being.
All the virtues are connected. Get rid of one, all the others trail after it, like knots on a rope.
Sexual immorality destroys character. And conversely, valuing and honoring even one virtue often helps one develop the other virtues. When people are educated about virtues, what they are, and why they are vital to human life. When people are educated and raised to be feral humanimals, then it is almost impossible for them to change, short of religious conversion.
(let me know how you’re doing when you get a chance...you’ll hear from me soon.)
Lot of truth there.
I don’t think that this is exactly an honest evaluation of what is going on. Specifically this makes it sound like every guy out there is getting his rocks off with any woman he chooses. In reality women still do control the door to heavens gate and don’t just let any tom, dick or harry through that gate.
Women have a strong desire to get the best man available and towards that end they are all going after the same top 10-20% of men. This means that the top 20% of guys are screwing their brains out with young nubile women while the other 80% are either going it solo (lots of video games and internet porn) or settling for the dogs the top 20% won’t even touch with a ten inch pole or the aging cougars that have spent their youth sluting it up with the top dogs and are now looking for some poor hard up schlep to take care of her, her children from another relationship and whatever STDs she might have picked up along the way.
Great deal if your in the top 20% sucks for the rest of them but this is the world that women have created. Thank God for all the social safety nets and outrageous child support payments that make all of this possible, otherwise there might be a return to some semblance of sanity.
On a related subject, on this news day of oil closing at $100, Beranke using his amazing prognostic talents to inform us that there may be temporary inflation (but don’t worry,he’ll monitor it for us), the Mideast flaming up and the continuing Wisconsin showdown, NBC lead with the WH releasing a report on pay inequality for women. Clearly, this is the pressing problem of our time.**
If there was ever such a blatant case of diversion, I’d like an example. I wonder if this Slate story and the WH press release was orchestrated.
The good news is NBC can’t paste WH press releases over the gas pump signs and store prices.
** You may wonder why I watch this ****. Well, I didn’t watch the entire thing, I was too angry. But it is important to know your enemy.
Anything other that a Godly life will not profit either sex. Choose your mates wisely.