Comments: Blogging Around

Over here, they did try male cheesecake ("page 7"), but it did't work out. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one is that, unlike men, women seem to have more definite tastes and they have less in common. With straght men, femaleness generally works for 90% of women. With straight women, only about 10% of men are attractive to start with, but it isn't the same 10%.

That and the fact that, absent any other information that might turn a woman on (voice, carriage, sense of humor, etc.), the guy has to look more than just good to qualify as fun to look at, and you have a problem.

One of the sex mag publishers here tried to get women's interest with a magazine full of pictures of nude men and found that, as at the time they couldn't get away with showing erections, all they got for their efforts was a lot of women writing to complain about the lack of erections. Limp dicks appear to be a turn-off - and why wouldn't they be, since they are an indicator that the man is not aroused?

But the media has indeed always supplied us with ample porn - they just don't acknowledge that that's what it is. All those magazines full of lucious glossy pictures of our favorite musicians do the job just fine.

Posted by Avedon at January 19, 2004 02:22 PM

"Male cheesecake" is called "beefcake". Mmmmm...beef cakes....

I'll add to Susan at SGuerrilla's comments. Also while in a grocery chekout line, I found out that my checker was not going to register to vote. We had a nice harrangue about how while people are having their votes stolen, he was willing to throw his away. He liked the idea that any vote had the possibility of being a "fuck you" to BushCo. A few days before that my checker - a woman this time - said she'd register if I brought in the application. One checker at a time ;)

Posted by eRobin at January 19, 2004 05:41 PM

Beefcake. God, I'm so old, I get aphasic about the simplest things. *sigh*

Posted by Avedon at January 19, 2004 08:55 PM

As long as we have some, I'm okay with being flexible about the terminology. :)

Posted by Anne at January 19, 2004 09:40 PM