Sunday, 9 December 2012

Monogamy is not a type of wood

-but it can be used to beat you senseless
-but it can be formed into a yoke

I don't even know who the guys on this video are,
but they had the best discussion I've heard
normal-seeming guys, like me, have about
issues such as monogamy, attraction,
unconscious attraction, and nudity.
[on the wood theme, nudity helps you to achieve wood.]

These buys don't have all the research angles
or the appropriate PhD, but who cares.
Food for thought.

the blurb under the video:
Published on 25 Nov 2012

"Most Americans were shocked that retired four-star general and CIA Director David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. Few should be surprised.

Modern life distances humans from many natural experiences, but not without some negative consequences. Heating and air conditioning let some of us live in 24/7 comfort, but mostly by digging up fossilized carbon deposited over millions of years and releasing it into the atmosphere—something that's bringing our entire species ever closer to disaster.

Sadly, we've also unnaturally altered our sex lives.

In their 2010 book Sex at Dawn, psychologist Christopher Ryan and his psychiatrist wife, Cacilda Jethá, reject the notion that we moderns know how to do sex. From studying behavior in primitive cultures and among our primate cousins, they conclude that the modern social requirement for lifelong fidelity has seriously messed us up."*

Are men and women wired to for monogamy or multiple partners? What attracts people to each other, and what is the evolutionary root? In the wake of the David Petraeus affair scandal, Steve Oh (COO, The Young Turks) and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break down the nature of cheating and sex.

*Read more from Jim Catano/ Salt Lake City Weekly: