(I've been a busy bee remodeling my kitchen, so I just got around to reading it.....just now)
Holy SHIT. I need to c&p some of this crap because I can't possibly paraphrase without using the f-word 3 times in every sentence:
Scientists have found that the pleasure women get from making love is directly linked to the size of their partner’s bank balance.They found that the wealthier a man is, the more frequently his partner has orgasms.
“Women’s orgasm frequency increases with the income of their partner,” said Dr Thomas Pollet, the Newcastle University psychologist behind the research.
He and Nettle tested that idea using data gathered in one of the world’s biggest lifestyle studies. The Chinese Health and Family Life Survey targeted 5,000 people across China for in-depth interviews about their personal lives, including questions about their sex lives, income and other factors. Among these were 1,534 women with male partners whose data was the basis for the study.
They found that 121 of these women always had orgasms during sex, while 408 more had them “often”. Another 762 “sometimes” orgasmed while 243 had them rarely or never. Such figures are similar to those for western countries.
There were of course, several factors involved in such differences but, said Pollet, money was one of the main ones.
He said: “Increasing partner income had a highly positive effect on women’s self-reported frequency of orgasm. More desirable mates cause women to experience more orgasms.”
This is not an effect limited to Chinese women. Previous research in Germany and America has looked at attributes such as body symmetry and attractiveness, finding that these are also linked with orgasm frequency. Money, however, seems even more important.
David Buss, professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, who raised this question in his book The Evolution of Desire believes female orgasms have several possible purposes:
“They could promote emotional bonding with a high-quality male or they could serve as a signal that women are highly sexually satisfied, and hence unlikely to seek sex with other men,” he said. “What those orgasms are saying is ‘I’m extremely loyal, so you should invest in me and my children’.”The author of the blog, Amanda Marcotte, tears this research a new asshole as I would have done. She does a fantastic job - go read it.
I'm going to comment on only one piece of this, because anything else would just be echoing what Amanda already said. Read this piece of it again:
He said: “Increasing partner income had a highly positive effect on women’s self-reported frequency of orgasm. More desirable mates cause women to experience more orgasms.”They didn't increase a fucking thing. It's presented as though it was experimental research, when it was just a fucking survey! They also didn't manipulate "desirability" of these women's mates!!! It didn't "CAUSE" a fucking thing!
BAD, BAD, BAD science!!!!!!
How do they know what made the mates more desirable?? Maybe it's BECAUSE these women are having a whole bunch of orgasms from sex with this particular dude! I mean, seriously - isn't it common sense that the better the sex is with a specific person, the more you're going to desire them??
It is going to be awhile before I delve into this field for my blog series, because I get way too pissed off when I read the journal articles - especially the "conclusions" sections where they pull BULLSHIT out of their ASSES and call it SCIENCE.
Before I start offering my criticism to the body of work that exists out there, I need to calm the fuck down so I can do it from a detached point of view and can thus avoid the "of course you think it sucks, you're a woman" rebuttals.
In the meantime, I'm gonna go stare at the balance in my checking account and see if it gets me all hot and bothered....