Sex has become waaaaaay too casual for my tastes. My wife was my first and she will be my only. I'm not dead, so I still do my share of looking. But just because it looks good doesn't mean that it's good for you. I firmly believe that if you never have another partner, then you have no other experience to base the claim that you are more compatible with someone else. Think about it. If you have only had blueberry pie, how can you say that cherry pie is better?
(Please don't start on the pie analogy. Yes, I like several kinds of pie, but pie is trivial. Sex should not be trivial. ;))
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I agree with pieman, rinberg, and a few others. Sex has become too much the focus of peoples' lives. Taking things slow is always best.
For those who say that sex is a natural, instinctual thing, well, I can say that I would hope humanity has moved beyond instinct. I mean, aren't humans supposed to be better than other animals? If so, shouldn't we be able to control our urges and not rut around like barnyard animals?
(On a side note, when people call me "a 24-year old virgin" I don't have to feel bad about it.)
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Originally posted by ScreamingHeadGuyFor those who say that sex is a natural, instinctual thing, well, I can say that I would hope humanity has moved beyond instinct. I mean, aren't humans supposed to be better than other animals? If so, shouldn't we be able to control our urges and not rut around like barnyard animals?
Wow is that quite the perjorative view of sex. Why does it have to be about giving in or controlling urges. Personally I enjoy having sex not because I'm unable to control my animal instincts but because it's really freaking fun to do. It's like Jenga but a whole lot cooler. And yes, I agree, sex is generally more fun when it's with someone you know and have deep affections for. But on the other hand I have known way too many people who have had one-night stands and short wild flings that made them happy for me to accept any sort of blanket answer to this sort of thing.
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Originally posted by ScreamingHeadGuyFor those who say that sex is a natural, instinctual thing, well, I can say that I would hope humanity has moved beyond instinct.
How in the hell can you say that we have moved beyond instict? This goes way beyond sex, and has to do with millions of other things, from not eating certain berries, to avoiding danger by not standing in the middle of the road.
Not only that, it also ignores the only reason humanity exists. Human beings exist to reproduce and provide for the next generation of ancestors. Ergo, the natural duty of the male of any species is to spread its seed as widely as possible.
It's not the pretty description. And it is certainly not part of the social mores of the last 2,000 years. But it is the truth. It feels good because you're wired to do it.
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YES, I still have BOTH kidneys, I KNOW the question's coming up so I figure I'll FINALLY answer it.
I was called strange for bringing a small note pad for writing stuff down. I didn't want to forget names of place or people if I met anyone worth remembering.
To start out, let me say I enjoyed it. From reading this, you might get the idea that I didn't, but I really did. This show far surpassed my past 'BEST SHOW EVER!' which was Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, and Gang of Four, way back in 1991. I really hope huge music fests like this work out here and more pop up ELSEWHERE, cause Coachella just wasn't very well planned or thought out as you would think it should be, and I feel that other people could handle it better, perhaps over here on the east coast and a little further up north. They wouldn't let me walk around with my beer, there were NO water fountains that I could find anywhere, there were too many bands, not enough room at the tents, and the parking... that was the most hellish thing I've ever been through, and I've been in one terrible car accident in my life but trying to LEAVE that place was even worse then THAT. But to digress, I still had a wonderful time.
I'm doing this in three parts cause there's just so much to say and comment on.
---Before the Show--- Overbooking RULES! I called early like EVERYONE should do and was told about an over booking and was asked to take a later flight. This was ok with me, but from past experiences, I knew how to handle it. I complained. I said it was a major inconvenience and was awarded free upgrades. you just gotta love doing things The AMERICAN way. After we boarded the plane and sit down, Serena FINALLY decides to tell me how THIS will be her first plane ride. 'OH SHIT!' I'm thinking, but it's all good cause she didn't freak out or nothing, just made my right arm numb for the take off and about ten minutes into the flight, she finally loosens up her grip. We had a two hour lay over in Houston where on Serena's suggestion, we went to eat at an 'authentic Mexican restaurant' since we were 'so close to the border'. We ended up at this place called EL MEXSAL TAQUERIA which made some damn fine burritos for $1.69 if I remember right. We got to Palm Springs at around 1am but I forgot about the time zone change so it was really 10pm, but I was still kinda bored and a little hungry, so we headed to the hotel. We passed a place called In and Out Burger and I've never heard of them so we grabbed a bite there and I gotta say I wasn't impressed by them. We found the hotel but being wide awake due to the time zone change I really wasn't ready to stay in for the night, so we dropped off the bags and went to find something to do. Palm Springs SUCKS for nightclubs, lots of techno and booty music. The first two we stopped at were 21 and up and that's just fucking stupid. I'm starting to remember what I hated about California by the third one where there was a good sized line and I heard Fear Factory's cover of CARS playing inside. This was around midnight by now, so we decided to just head on back and get some more sleep for saturday. Sleep was nice.
Our wake up call was supposed to be for 7am. When you ask to be woken at 7am, it's NOT because yo want to be woken at 8:20, it's because you want to be woken at 7am. NOT a good start people. I wasn't hungry, but we stopped so Serena could get some food. Why the fuck does McDonalds charge more out in california then in florida, it's all the same food, why the $.30 difference in the price of a Egg McMuffin? Anyways, with map in hand we were on the road. Got off on Monroe and came to a screeching HALT! This was just before 10am and there was already a huge traffic jam. Got to a parking lot, lot #2 I think it was and got a spot, we were getting out of the car at 11:18am. It was about a mile walk from the car to the gates.
Cerebus: RIP 1977-2004.
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A-MOL, I am a much bigger fan of 'the other rugby' myself. I don't know about the northern hemisphere, but a lot of the NZ team play for the same two or three clubs for about a third of the year and that would give them an advantage in unity for sure.