Forum posts made by transitionalman

Topic Are intelligent people less likely to believe in god.....?
Posted 06 Feb 2012 15:16

There have been some studies comparing religiousity with intelligence and the jury is still out. There is a small correlation between atheism and intelligence, but some very, very intelligent people are believers.

Topic Have you ever had a fuck buddy? How did the relationship work out? Or did it?
Posted 31 Jan 2012 16:50

Not really. It takes a certain frame of mind to get there, and the women who seem the most attracted to me aren't into that sort of thing.

Topic Turn Ons
Posted 28 Jan 2012 22:39

She's intelligent, well-read, and has a ready laugh. Brains and sense of humor easily surpasses a D-cup.

Topic How slutty are you? http://www.okcupid.com/the-slut-test
Posted 21 Jan 2012 15:28

61% slutty, which I think is about right. Of course the test isn't about your hungers.

Topic What's your opinion on 69-ing?(:
Posted 12 Jan 2012 19:50

It's fun, but oral sex is best done one at a time so you can really concentrate on what you're doing-- or what is being done to you.

Topic Ruling Lifts Ban on Prostitution
Posted 11 Jan 2012 16:35

It's very difficult to regulate anything, and set standards when it is illegal.

Legalization would be very bad for pimps, though it probably would not eliminate them entirely, as legal prostitutes command much higher prices then their streetwalking cousins. There will always be some true victims. But it will hurt the pimps, minimize the drugs and spread of disease and will allow many women (and a few men) to make a living they otherwise would not.

The problem is we would have to admit that sex is a normal part of life, and it is also quite normal for it to take place outside of marriage.

Topic Are religions set for extinction?
Posted 11 Jan 2012 16:26

Science does a lot of things really well but "why" is not one of them, unless you're describing system. People need something to believe in, be it a set of principles, an ideology, their family or God. Since the existence of God cannot be disproved, I expect that religions will never disappear. The number of believers as a percentage may drop, but people will continue to believe and perhaps with increasing fervor as they come into conflict with the world around them.

Topic Defending our freedom
Posted 31 Dec 2011 14:07

Defend our freedoms

As far as why we are in another country entirely. We like Democracy, we like to spread it.

Actually, a careful study of history shows that while Americans like to talk about Democracy, we don't care about it at all. Every time we've been forced to choose between Democracy and business interests, we choose money. Coups we backed in Iran, Guatemala, Chile and (most recently) Venezuela shows we put the almighty dollar first.

Topic Thoughts about someone from history...
Posted 31 Dec 2011 14:04

Separating Hitler from his xenophobia isn't really possible, it defined who he was. It was his racism that drove him to begin wars of conquest. But even if he hadn't built the concentration camps, he still would have been evil for mouthing the words of racism, for promoting hatred, and for trying to conquer the world. He was evil, period.

Topic Fave sex/love scene?
Posted 19 Dec 2011 17:45

The ending almost ruins it, but for pure wanton sex no film beats Last Tango in Paris.

Topic Your Favorite Celebrity Crush
Posted 18 Dec 2011 18:37

it seems that almost all female actresses and pop singers are breathtaking women, quite capable of modeling for Playboy if willing. So if you place any of them in a particular setting, Wow can be the only result. That said there are two who jump to mind for me. Actress Mary McDonnel is happily married, but her character on Battlestar Galactica, Laura Roslin really got my attention. I joke about wanting Terry Hatcher's phone number, but the celeb I'd really like to go out with is Catherine Keener, based on some of the interviews I've heard. She intelligent, and has a personal honesty I find very sexy. Plus she's really cute.

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 17 Dec 2011 14:06

A rather obscure English pronk band named Cardiacs. In fact, many consider them the inventors of progressive punk. They many never play out again, after their leader and singer Tim Smith suffered a near fatal heart attack and a couple strokes in very short succession, but they do rock. Very challenging, adep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5QYijFfOaQ

Topic Defending our freedom
Posted 15 Dec 2011 18:16

As someone more then slightly conversant in national security issues, the primary purpose of the armed forces is to defend us against foreign enemies, which included native Americans, and only in extreme situations. Soldiers do not have police powers unless explicitly granted for a specific purpose, and so far at least those powers have only been emergencies. The only armed force with actual police powers (defending us against ourselves) is the Coast Guard in their role of regulating and maintaining water transportation. Now the US Coast Guard is a lot bigger and more powerful then most navies, but it's military purpose has traditionally been secondary to its commercial and legal roles, except during wartime, and then primarily during really large conflicts like World War II. But the Guard is trained for war, and many of their larger cutters have been designed with some consideration for combat.

The role of the U.S. changed after the Second World War, where the traditional powers France, Britain and Germany were deeply wounded and would take decades recovering. The U.S. ended the war as the world's pre-eminent economic and military power with the Soviet Union a rival only militarily. The war also led many colonial nations to think that if their colonial masters fought for their freedom, why shouldn't they do that as well? As the colonies peeled away, the power of France and Britain declined relative to the US, and Germany gave up any and all quest for international power. We assumed the role of person who maintained the political and economic status quo in the world. In most cases our work was benign, but Americans are people, and people screw up. We spent the fifties and early sixties obsessed with the "Domino Theory" which led us to intervene militarily in Vietnam, and in many other nations. In additions American military and diplomatic power has been used to meddle in the internal affairs of many other nations, including the overthrow of democratically elected Presidents. While the American people have an attachment to democracy the historical record is quite clear in showing that whenever business interests have collided with our commitment to democracy, democracy loses.

This doesn't make us any worse then anyone else, but we are not the angels we make ourselves out to be. Nor are we a particularly generous nation, as we have rested for years on the laurels of the Marshall plan and the generousity shown in the wake of World War II. Right now among the rich nations on this planet, the United States gives the lowest percentage of its GNP of any of the world's prosperous nations, and most of what we give is directly tied to security interests.

We also have a very powerful military. That's a good thing in very many ways, but the political process is very difficult. The reality of electoral politics is that people demand solutions to perceive problems, and we tend to think of a year or two as a long time, when in the true history of time it's the blink of an eye. A powerful military always tempts politicians under public pressure, and so we have intervened in some places where we probably might not. At the end of the day, Tip O'Neill was right, all politics are local. Domestic politics drives international relations here, and in all other nations. Most Americans do not understand that when Iran seized the American Embassy in 1979 which led to the hostage crisis, the reason the crisis happened was Khomeini used it to take power in Iran. Much of the time, other nations relations with us are driven more by domestic political needs then practical considerations. Our bad relations with Iran today fall into that category, as the regime derives much of its identity from its willingness to stand up to a superpower. Superpowers make convenient scapegoats, particularly when they aren't angels.

We have been at war a lot, mostly because starting wars is easier when you have good reason to think you'll win. Short, victorious wars are always popular domestically, no matter what country you were born in. We have also made wars for reasons both altruistic and selfish. We're people, and we do mean well most of the time. We've done a lot of good. But we're far from perfect.

Topic Ever fallen in love with someone you can't have?
Posted 15 Dec 2011 13:25

What would musicians and poets do without unrequited love? Of course I've fallen in love with someone who never loved me back. I think that's fairly common.

Topic Calling all men, Lush needs you...
Posted 12 Dec 2011 14:56

What sort of software for PC or Mac is required to record your own stories?

Topic What was your first vehicle you owned?
Posted 11 Dec 2011 18:19

A 1966 Plymouth Fury III. Four doors, no AC and a 318 A engine with a two-barrell, which was still quicker then a lot of late seventies smog-controlled "muscle" cars.

Topic can't cum anymore....need help
Posted 11 Dec 2011 18:00

Loss of sex drive and orgasm often accompany old age, but not necessarily so. I have a women friend whose sex drive died after menopause, which she hated. And very little research has been devoted to female sexual dysfunction, in part because it doesn't actually prevent sex like impotence does.

First thing is to worry about your own health with diet and exercise. Second, see your doctor. Viagra and its like can help women, or so I've heard. Third, try a vibrator, although you may already have one in your 'toys'.

Good luck, I hope you can fix this.

Topic Phone sex
Posted 11 Dec 2011 15:12

Phone sex can be a lot of fun if you find the right partner, who isn't afraid to express themselves, and isn't totally passive. That doesn't mean that someone might not hold back at first, after all phone sex is intimate, and you can really get to know the person you're talking to. That, live everything else, takes time. But if you move on to real sex it's really hard to move back.

Topic How many of you actually post nudes?
Posted 09 Aug 2011 14:15

I am middle aged, but even if I were still young, I would not post any nudes. I don't think I'm going to attract anyone with a picture of my body, as I have learned most people are far more attracted by a firm, well-developed brain.

Besides, I like my job, privacy and plasible deniability. But I do have a few pics for my own enjoyment.

Topic Why do girls hate anal sex?
Posted 20 Jun 2011 18:04

The back door is tender, and it isn't realistic to expect all women to enjoy it particularly when the front door works so well. But most women enjoy some anal play at least, and a few it sends to the next galaxy. But the key is start slowly and observe her reaction. If she doesn't appear to like it, she probably doesn't so do something the lady likes. If she starts wiggling when you touch her back there anything is possible.

Besides, at best anal is a treat, sort of like rich dessert. I love them, but no way I'm doing without the entree.

Topic Would you take the cash?
Posted 20 Jun 2011 17:49

Am I hungry?
How much cash?
How offended?

In the real world a four figure offer would get my attention, although I will NOT do an incest story as I've dated a two women who were molested. But for something else everything would have to be decided on a case-by-case defense.

Topic My last orgasm was...
Posted 13 Jun 2011 17:41

Perfect

Topic Do girls like to talk dirty during sex?
Posted 20 Apr 2011 20:49

I think it's a function of getting over that particular hump. I know women like it when I talk dirty to them during sex, and if one partner does it the other generally finds it easier to join in. Which is fun for everyone.

Topic Drop letter, add letter ..
Posted 18 Apr 2011 17:09

steer = sheer

Topic Female Ejeculation? So who are the lucky ladies??
Posted 20 Mar 2011 09:04

I've had three lovers who squirted. It was fun and thrilling but you do have to take precautions if you wish to avoid a major wet spot, and that can sometimes "dampen" the moment.

Topic Legalizing prostitution?
Posted 12 Mar 2011 21:44

The "holy" is the real problem. There is some evidence that the sexual purity/monogamy sanctioned by the judeoChristian faiths comes from a desire to separate themselves from the older pagan faiths, such as worship of the fertility Goddess Astarte. Under that worship, people tried ritual to influence matters like the weather and crop yields, often by having sex with a temple prostitute. It's said that Yahweh sought purity as proof you followed him and not the older faiths, a proof of sincerity.
I think there is a more compelling reason. It wasn't that long ago that people didn't understand how diseases were spread but we always realized that prostitutes carried sexually transmitted diseases. Which meant they were a vector for spreading STDs into the community at large. Nowdays, with good health regulation and condoms, that doesn't apply, but it certainly did apply for most of human history. I think that's probably a greater source of the stigma then faith teachings, only they retain today as the teachings (originally to maintain health) are retained out of tradition, and again because in the modern context sexual "restraint" is seen as evidence of piety. The ancient Israelites were never so chaste in real life, as the life of King David makes plain.

In my view what matters isn't so much the act as the consequences. If you cheat on your spouse with a hooker, your relationship may be threatened, which may threaten your family. But from the point of view of the woman, protecting her from disease and pimps greatly outweighs all other objections, and potential harm, with the benefit of all but removing her as a source of STD transmission. Even if you don't like an act it must be weighed against its possible and probable consequences.

Topic Studies show more bisexual women 'go' anal than straight women
Posted 10 Mar 2011 21:24

Which study? How was it done? Did they survey enough people to attain significance.

I can imagine how practicing bisexuals might be a bit more adventurous then their purely straight/gay counterparts. Dan Savage has written that bisexual is a transitional stage anyway, which I disagree. But I very much doubt if the study would hold up to close examination.

Topic Woman Says She Became Pregnant After Watching Porn In 3D
Posted 10 Mar 2011 21:21

I suppose watching porn made her horny, and she found a man to help her with it.

Topic Fantasy VS. REality
Posted 10 Mar 2011 21:19

Sure there are lots of real women here, and modern male lesbians. Figuring out who is who takes time, but why not invest the time?