“Women are from Venus”

From The Wholesome Hooker (1973):

“I just love to show people my body, because I like it myself and just love to give people pleasure.” [Italics added]

This statement confirms me in my view that I shall never understand women. I cannot imagine having that sentiment. People might say, “that’s because you are a selfish, arrogant man”. But, on the other hand, where would people who like to give pleasure by undressing be without people who like to take that pleasure?

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on August 7, 2017 at 5:23 am

    In reacting to the title, there should not be so much of a gulf of understanding that women are from Venus and men are from Mars. As for the Wholesome Hooker’s desire to give pleasure, wouldn’t that be consistent with a submissive personality?

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on August 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      As I have remarked before, she [or her ghostwriter] showed a very positive attitude to men and our sexuality. People forget that women used to like and admire men not long ago. The idea of pleasing a man was something positive.

      Since then, a lot of the relations between men and women have become “problematised” of course.

      But there was a brief period in the late Sixties and for a while thereafter when men and women seemed to have re-entered Eden.

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on August 7, 2017 at 6:07 pm

        Could this be related to the women seeing their relations with men as competition and not cooperation? I think the brief sense of Eden was liberating women to enjoy sex before the need to compete reasserted itself.

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on August 7, 2017 at 9:54 pm

        Oh yes. The idea that women should compete with men is quite new. Or at least to the current extent. It has caused much unhappiness.

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