Many of you remember we got in some heated discussions about the gender gap, sex, male/female relationships, etc. not too long ago. If you need a refresher you can go back and read those posts here, here, here and here. People got pretty riled up by some of those gender/sex related posts.
Last Friday, Neil from Citizen of the Month published a post referencing those discussions here on Twenty Four At Heart. If you'd like to click on the link and read Neil's post I'll wait patiently for you to come back. Dum, dee, dum, dum ….
OK, everybody back? I was really excited Neil referenced Twenty Four At Heart. I'm pretty new to the blogosphere, but Neil is a bigwig. He's, like, all famous and stuff. I'm a little bit starstruck by Neil and all his fame. Plus, he seems like a genuinely nice guy. It's a big deal in my teeny, tiny, corner of the Internet to be mentioned by someone big and important. (No comments about how big Neil may or may not be, please.)
In any case, I read Neil's post early Friday morning and I've been thinking about it, and many of the comments his readers left, ever since. Neil left a comment for me back in August which made him sound above most men with their common, animal, lust.
Many of my female readers immediately fell head over heels for Neil based off of his comment alone. However, last Friday Neil confessed that he rarely has a conversation with a woman without imagining her without her clothes on at least once while they're talking. His readers then left comments about whether or not they mentally undress people all day long too.
Black Hockey Jesus left a comment on Neil's post last Friday. When I asked him last weekend, BHJ said he wouldn't mind me sharing it with you. BHJ has a talent for speaking his mind.
"Fucking is just a metaphor for connecting with a woman. What do they
want us to think about? Holding hands and sharing feelings? I would
rather fuck them."
Any of you want a date with BHJ?
BHJ needs to be commended for his honesty. How many men feel the same way, but won't verbalize those thoughts due to their fear of female retaliation? Or in other words, the fear of not getting laid?
Ever since I read Neil's post I've been disrobing every single man I see. Mentally. Not in real life because that would be, hmmm, inappropriate. I don't think I normally do this. There are men I've known for a very long time and I've never thought of them sexually at all. Neil's post, however, did something disturbing to my brain. I keep hoping my cognitive stripping of every man I see will stop any minute, but so far it hasn't.
You might think this is a wonderful, titillating, phenomenon but it's not. There's this old guy named Rubin at PT. He is really, really, old. In fact, if I'm being honest, Rubin looks like he's already dead. I don't want to see Rubin naked in my head. No, I certainly don't. I looked over the other day and there Rubin was. I tried to look away as fast as possible, but it was no use. A quick image of naked Rubin flashed in my brain. It was not a good experience. It's haunting me still.
Last weekend a girlfriend of mine called. She was chatting and mentioned a man we both know. He's a male friend of mine who I can honestly say I've never had a sexual thought about. Then she asked, "Have you ever noticed he's really hung?" No, no, no! I have never noticed. And now? What do you think I'm going to be looking at next time I see him? Why did she put that thought into my head? And will I ever, for the rest of my life, be able to think of this man without her words repeating themselves in my head? Now, not only am I mentally undressing every man I see, I have her words echoing in my brain as well.
On the positive side, do you remember I mentioned Male Specimen last week? Yeah, well it isn't quite as disturbing to have images of him flashing in my head as it is of Rubin. I'm blaming Neil for somehow causing all this. I'm sure it will eventually fade away and I'll return to my own personal version of "normal".
In the meantime, I'd like a little honesty from all of you. Do you visualize people in your life naked as you talk with them throughout the day? All people? Or just the attractive ones? How often? Are you flashing mental images of nude people often or just once in awhile? Also, after reading this post will you be seeing visions of everyone disrobed all day today?