Bored after 18 years with her husband, Robin Rinaldi placed an ad seeking casual encounters with new men and women.
She tells what happened on her yearlong sex odyssey in her memoir "The Wild Oats Project."Trapped in a marriage where the sex was routine, freelance journalist Robin Rinaldi, now 50, embarked on a 12-month experiment in which she lived apart from her husband during the week and took lovers.
It's pretty fun to watch." may work every now and then, it's making most of at least 1/2 of the world's population very uncomfortable (and it's also terribly inefficient, but that's neither here nor there at the moment).
We're better than this, and women deserve more than just an unsolicited request for a blowjob when being courted by a potential mate.
“Our results challenge the frequently held belief in equality within couples as a trademark of functional partnerships.
It rather appears that existence of some disparity, with one partner dominant, and other submissive, improves cohesion, results in better cooperation between partners and improve the couples’ ability to face challenges. “In the light of these results, both excessive pressures towards equality in some modern societies, and pressures towards male dominance in some traditional societies, represent a form of oppression.’’ The research involved 340 men and women who were quizzed in depth about hierarchical structures in relationships involving friends, partners, and parents.
On the other hand, hierarchy disparity may reduce the frequency and intensity of conflicts.
“Smooth within-couple cooperation appears as more important than the gender of the higher-ranking individual.’’ The researchers emphasise that dominance does not imply violence: “Although hierarchical disparity is typical for domestic violence, a mild within-pair disparity does not imply nor incur violence per se.” They add: “From the point of view of reproductive success, answering the question why some women are aroused by submissive men is easy.
It’s also about apps and online systems which help people to find potential partners.A study on sexual activity by Jean Twenge, a psychology researcher at San Diego State University in California, found that those born in the 1990s are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive than previous generations. had no sexual partners after age 18,” Twenge reported in the study.“Contrary to popular media conceptions of a ‘hook-up generation’ more likely to engage in frequent casual sex, a higher percentage of Americans in recent cohorts, particularly millennials, . The study found that 15 per cent of 20- to 24-year-olds were sexually inactive as adults, compared to six per cent of the same age group in the 1960s.Results show that there were more couples where one partner was dominant than where they were equal.The people in the study reported that in 24.2 per cent of these relationships, it was the woman who was dominant.And I'm not saying we can't all get a little perverted with a member of the opposite (or same! Another thing I have come to learn (and cherish) in living with said live-in girlfriend is that sometimes you're not going to want to deal with all the hooplah of love-making...