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 ...
Real men know that women are neither subordinate nor superior to men. They are one half of the whole.
Those were my dear mother’s words. She was very wise and I grew up with her wisdom.
These boys should research the youth-bulge theory. Although they have it great with the easy sex, the chinese and Muslim men are far less fortunate, so if the youth-bulge theory is right, American males may end up paying for it with their lives in war.
It’s worse than merely destroying character. It causes a person to disconnect from others. It devalues humanity. But there are worse evils in modern society that do a better job of that.
If he’s in his 50’s, ugly as hell, but RICH, he’ll have his pick of the litter.
Spot on analysis!
There are a lot of available women around who are freely giving of their sexual favors -- but only to certain set of men who I'll refer to as the Alpha Males, the guys who women compete for. The "Mr Big" type from Sex and the City. Prince Charming.
For somebody in this set of males, it's a target-rich environment. You sleep with a woman until she starts bothering you about "commitment", and then you move on to a younger/hotter/tighter replacement. Women complain about this type as being "afraid of commitment", but the reality is that the guy has no need to commit to one women because he is a sought-after commodity (at least until he turns 40 or so)
Eventually a woman who's been chasing Prince Charming after Prince Charming gets tired of the "pump-n-dump" routine, generally as she approaches 30 and senses her market value starting to precipitously decline, and decides to settle for Mr Average.
There's a good article discussing the phenomenon SEXUAL UTOPIA IN POWER
American women now offer only sexual relations in exchange for a marriage contract. They will not cook, clean, sew, raise children, manage the house, or make life comfortable for the head-of-the-household, the husband. They are not interested in being good wives, just in receiving the benefits of such.
American men understand that American women no longer bring anything to marriage other than an offer of sex. They further have learned that this offer is bogus and will be repudiated shortly after the marriage contract has been executed. Plus young American men are readily able to obtain sexual gratification from young American woman, single and married, who are embracing the slut lifestyle.
So young American men increasingly view the institution of marriage as having no benefits and the huge liability of a better than 50% chance of divorce, in which case they will be the financial loser.
Given the above situation, is it any wonder that young American men now routinely avoid marriage?! It is a simple cost/benefit analysis which young American men are learning well.
Sexual immorality is up near the top of the list of character destroyers. And those who habitually practice it usually develop or have other grave flaws as well.
People who use others sexually devoid of marital commitment see others - any others - as objects to use and discard when no longer useful. Hearts become coarse, calloused, hard, then cruel.
Consider that stolen! LOL!
Of course I raised my sons to be men doesn't mean that have not learned a few lessons the hard way
The oldest is married now to a fine women and have a great marriage with two children tool him about 5 years to figure dad was right
The second has sworn off women after being burned one too many times
The third is a hopeless case
The fourth has seen his brothers BS they have to put up with and will drop a girl after the first date when she starts the manipulations
I for one am glad your offspring are perfect makes life so easy I am jealous of you / s
‘And that’s what more and more of them are doing. Peter Pans, Failed males.’
In other words, Charlie Sheen. At his age, George Washington had just finished the winter at Valley Forge. Washington, the old American hero — Sheen, the new American hero.
That doesn't prove women don't want casual sex. It proves that women are smart enough to know that situation proposed is very dangerous.
Now, it may be true that women don't want casual sex as much as men, but THAT study does not prove that. THAT study proves that the 'researchers' are idiots.
Actually muslims are not paragons of virtue in the marriage department.
Porn searches are highest in the Muslim middle east. They are polygamous. They have houris. The think sex with men somehow doesn’t count. They can divorce by announcing it. They can abuse their wives without sanction. They can get temporary one hour divorces and remarriages so they can commit adultery. And they are motivated to suicide for the promise of a bunch of virgin sex servicers.
Not one iota similar to the Christian version of marriage.
At this point in time, most young girls present an unappealing choice for many young men.
The terms for him are that he must accept her bi-racial child from a previous relationship and all that entails. He must tolerate her insufferable friends. Be the worker bee of the chore of the moment.
Most young males say “no thanks”
“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?’
What are your options then:
-fornicate and hope no children or STDs result
I mean really, some marriages are very nice and do work out. Some wives are indeed horrible but so are some husbands. We all take a risk when we marry.
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