Monday, March 3, 2008

Promiscuous Males and Chaste Females

Monday, March 3, 2008

Just as sex is considered dirty and sinful, males are thought of as promiscuous and females are expected and believed to be chaste. All are logically impossible. How can men, in general, practice promiscuity if most women are chaste? Who’d be their partners in sin?

Results of surveys conducted all over the world show that that men have generally twice the number of sexual partners than women. However, in a NY Times article, mathematicians argue that such conclusion cannot be correct for purely logical reasons. For heterosexual men to have more partners on average than heterosexual women is absolutely impossible. In a given population, the number of sexual partners men and women have must be approximately the same.

So why do men claim to having more sexual partners than women? Conformity to societal norms, stereotypes and conventions. Men have to spread their genes and prove their sexual prowess and machismo while women have to be unsullied and carnally uninformed and uninterested before the wedding night. Women are supposed to want sex less than men do. Women are expected to only have a few, if not one, partner so they are compelled to underestimate the number. Men, who are considered promiscuous by nature, are thought of and expected to have a lot of partners so they are pressured to exaggerate. Women having more than one sexual partner or engaging in pre-marital sex is an unforgivable sin. For men, it’s just an acceptable part of life.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Honey, not tonight I have a headache! :)

Angeli said...

that's your excuse? c'mon, think of something less generic.. :)

Anonymous said...

Men and women knows the actual score. Surveys usually have the plus and minus margin of errors. Men plus, women minus. :)

Angeli said...

and what's the reason behind all this hoopla? a fold of mucous membrane.. :)

Anonymous said...

Nothing at all!! I always believe in sexual equity. What is good for the gander is good for the goose. :)

 
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