Posts Tagged ‘Evolutionary Psychology’

Why do women talk and make noises during sex?

 

” The studies revealed that orgasm was most frequently reported by women following self-manipulation of the clitoris, manipulation by the partner, oral sex delivered to the woman by a man, and least frequently during vaginal penetration.

More detailed examination of responses during intercourse revealed that, while female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation.

These data together clearly demonstrate a dissociation of the timing of women experiencing orgasm and making copulatory vocalizations and indicate that there is at least an element of these responses that are under conscious control, providing women with an opportunity to manipulate male behavior to their advantage. “

 

It is interesting to see more information coming out on how men and women really behave in intimate situations, that is not reflected through the lens of gender politics or the tropes of masculine or feminine pornography.

Two interesting observations in this study are that the majority of women are willing to stay with a man who, while otherwise satisfactory, does not induce them to have orgasms during sex. And that women often use encouraging comments during sex to enhance their man’s self-esteem and strengthen the pair bond.

The unattractiveness of haughty women

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I don’t find the above image attractive. She is quite literally sticking her nose in the air. I understand that haughty, arrogant women have sometimes been in fashion. Even as far back as the fin de siècle there was the femme fatale (Gustav Klimt’s Judith):

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Some men, in the right mood, may be turned on by domineering, queenly women. But I can’t see this as a healthy impulse. And it is not as if modern women have much to be proud about.

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Hypergamy in one image

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Many romance novels for women have this theme – the social dominance of the man. It helps if he is a doctor or very rich or both. Making him Greek gives him licence to behave more passionately of course. My most amusing title I ever saw on sale was something like “The Billionaire Doctor”.

Is masculine intimidation a human strategy?

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-07-long-term-sexual-intimidation-widespread-primate.html#jCp

“Long-term sexual intimidation may be widespread in primate societies.”

“”This study adds to growing evidence that  use coercive tactics to constrain female  decisions in promiscuous primates, thereby questioning the extent of sexual freedom left for females in such societies and suggesting that sexual intimidation has a long evolutionary history in primates—a taxonomic group that of course includes humans,” says Alice Baniel at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France.”

From von Krafft-Ebing

“I have also fantasised myself to be his female slave, but this does not suffice, for after all every woman can be the slave of her husband.”
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis: The Case Histories

Harmony, the AI companion

“The more you interact with me, the smarter I become …”

Notice anything?

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